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Canfor, West Fraser land on BC Top Employers list


February 25, 2020
By Maria Church

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Two B.C. pulp and paper producers are among the 100 companies selected as part of this year’s annual editorial competition BC’s Top Employers.

Canfor and West Fraser were named among the 2020 winners of the competition, which is in its 15th year.

“Employers in British Columbia are stepping up their efforts to improve their workplaces and human resource policies,” says Richard Yerema, managing editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

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“British Columbia continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, which is pushing more organizations to improve their workplaces and create progressive HR policies. It’s difficult to retain and attract talented employees in B.C. right now if an employer doesn’t pay attention to these things.”

The project lists Canfor’s employee share purchase plan, summer student programs, and referral bonuses for employees who help recruit candidates, as three reasons for its selection as a top employer.

For West Fraser, the company’s pre-tax profits to charitable and community giving, open-concept head office, and employee share purchase plan are listed as reason for the win.

Find the full list and company profiles here.