This is the third consecutive year that the railroad has been recognized by Canada's Top 100 Employers, an annual competition first published in 2006, CN officials said in a press release.
"This year, we are particularly proud that Canada’s Top 100 Employers has recognized our commitment to employee development initiatives and community involvement," said Kim Madigan, CN's senior vice president of human resources. "Our people are what differentiates CN as a world-class transportation company. Giving back to the communities we work in is not a slogan, it is a way of doing business for CN, and our employees take that to heart."
CN employs more than 3,000 people in the Montreal region.
Canada’s Top 100 Employers recognized all the honorees last month in a magazine published in the Montreal Gazette.
Nominated employers are judged on eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement, according to Canada's Top 100 Employers' website.
Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers "the most progressive and forward-thinking programs," the website states.