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CCGA Recognized a Manitoba Top Employer for a Third Time

Winnipeg, MB—Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) has been recognized as an exceptional place to work by Manitoba's Top Employers for the third time. Earlier today, the winners of the 2023 competition were announced by the organizers of the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project and showcased online and in a special magazine featured in the Winnipeg Free Press.

"This award recognizes the commitment that we have made to creating a vibrant workplace that supports people, and we're proud to be a recipient for a third time," says Rick White, President & CEO at CCGA. "Receiving the award also highlights the excellent career opportunities that agriculture can offer Manitobans. We have a team with expertise in many different disciplines and from many different backgrounds, all who have found success in the agriculture sector."

To achieve recognition through Manitoba's Top Employer, CCGA was assessed on eight criteria including 1) workplace, 2) work atmosphere, 3) benefits, 4) vacation and time off, 5) employee communications, 6) performance management, 7) training and development, and 8) community involvement.

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