Nominations open for the 2018 Canadian HR Awards

Nominations open for the 2018 Canadian HR Awards

Nominations open for the 2018 Canadian HR Awards

HRD Canada’s 5th annual Canadian HR Awards is back – and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

When asked what the Canadian HR Awards is really all about, Jordan Rodney, president of MaxPeople, set out our main agenda.

“The importance of people, the power of people. That’s why I’m in the business I’m in.”

Brought to you by Ultimate Software, the 2018 Canadian HR Awards boasts 24 categories, including six new and exciting accolades.

This year, we will honour the best legal minds in the industry - with the new award for Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm of the Year and the award for Best Employment & Labour Lawyer (Within A Practice).

The Canadian HR Awards will also celebrate the successes of whole HR teams in sectors such as Retail, Hospitality, Finance and Insurance.

 This year’s event is a chance to celebrate the best of HR across Canada – awarding teams, individuals and companies the highest honour in the sector.

Finalists will be announced on HRD Canada magazine and HRD Online. Winners will be announced live at the annual Canadian HR Awards ceremony on September 20, 2018 in Toronto.

Canadian HR Awards 2017 - Event Highlights from Key Media Events North America on Vimeo.

To submit your nominations or learn more about the awards, visit

Organizational/Team Awards

The Accompass Award for Canadian HR Team of the Year (500 Employees or More)

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Fewer than 500 Employees)

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Finance or Insurance) – NEW!

Canadian HR Team of the Year (Retail or Hospitality) – NEW!

The TalentEgg Award for Best Employer Branding

The Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture

The Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy – NEW!

Best Talent Management Strategy

The Dentsu Aegis Network Award for Best HR Communication Strategy

The Globoforce Award for Best Reward & Recognition Strategy

The MaxSys Staffing & Consulting Award for Most Effective Recruitment Strategy

The Seneca Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy

The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness

The XREF Award for Most Innovative Use of HR Technology

The University of Waterloo Award for Best Next Generation Employment Innovation

Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm of the Year – NEW!

The HRD Canada Readers’ Choice Award for Best Service Provider



Canadian HR Champion (CEO)

The KPMG Canada Award for Canadian HR Leader of the Year

Canadian HR Rising Star of the Year

The Ivey School of Business Award for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry

The Leadership Agency Award for Woman of Distinction – NEW!

Best Employment & Labour Lawyer (Within a Practice) – NEW!

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