April 5th, 2016
Ottawa, ON, April 5, 2016 – The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires has ranked among the top employers in Canada, according to Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers of 2016.
Forbes, partnering with online statistics provider, Statista, surveyed more than 8,000 Canadian workers. The resulting list includes 250 employers across 25 industries – ranging from corporate giants to community-based financial institutions to universities and government agencies.
Commissionaires ranked in the top quarter of the 250 employers, outranking other Canadian security services providers by a wide margin.
“We’re extremely proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s best employers, and to be the highest ranked security company among those surveyed,” said Bruce Belliveau, Chair of the National Business Management Committee, Commissionaires, and CEO of Commissionaires Nova Scotia.
The workers surveyed were asked to determine, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they were to recommend their employer to someone else and what they thought about the other employers in their industry.
Commissionaires is Canada’s premier security provider and the largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans. Founded on the core military values of dedication, responsibility and sense of mission, it employs 20,000 people from coast to coast to coast. It offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, non-core policing, by-law enforcement, digital fingerprinting, criminal and employee background screening, investigations, and security training. The completely self-funding, not-for-profit organization generates more than $500M in annual revenue, of which approximately 95% is returned to its employees. Its clients include a diverse range of public and private sector organizations.