RVA named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2024

Photo of the Toronto skyline overlaid with the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2024 and RVA logos, with the caption: “FIVE YEARS IN A ROW RVA is one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers!”

TORONTO—December 5, 2023—R. V. Anderson Associates Limited (RVA) has been named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the fifth consecutive year by MediaCorp Canada Inc.

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The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is Canada’s largest business hub, serving as the home base for over 40 per cent of Canada’s business headquarters and a fast-growing population of over 6.3 million people. With its multi-sector strength, depth of talent, and consistent economic growth, the GTA has become one of the most competitive employment markets in Canada. The Greater Toronto’s Top Employers editorial competition, now in its 18th year, is a benchmark within the GTA for leading organizations that offer forward-thinking Human Resources programs and workplace best practices. RVA ranks among the top employers in the region according to eight criteria set by MediaCorp: (1) workplace; (2) work atmosphere and social; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation and time-off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills development; and (8) community involvement. The firm’s commitment to employee wellbeing, investment in continuing training and development, and ongoing efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce are a few of the specific reasons for selection.

“We’re honoured to be recognized as an employer of choice in the GTA for the fifth year in a row,” says Terri Zimmer, Human Resources Manager. “Our main goal is to provide a stellar employee experience and workplace culture that attracts talented professionals not just from the GTA, but all across the country. I’m incredibly proud that others recognize our unique culture – which wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of our people, each and every day, to our values as a team and as a company.”

With its head office based in the GTA, RVA continues to advance its clear and compelling mission centered on people, projects, and planet, which extends to its workplace programming. As the world continues to evolve through periods of uncertainty, RVA continues to foster an equitable and flexible work environment that supports the emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing of its 400+ employees. RVA staff are supported by a comprehensive employee package that encompasses career advancement opportunities, a competitive benefits package that prioritizes health and wellness, complementary family and financial support services through its Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a group pension plan with match, maternity and paternity leaves with top-up, and a responsive work environment with flexible options. By implementing innovative workplace strategies, supporting personal and professional growth, and setting goals for improvement based on employee feedback, RVA is dedicated to building a future of work that engages, includes, and empowers. The focus, as always, is the people.

“RVA’s recognition as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers is a testament to our values in action,” says Shawn Scott, President and CEO. “Delivering meaningful results for RVA’s clients and communities begins with our teams achieving their fullest potential. Collectively, this award reaffirms our efforts, nationwide, to build a high-trust environment where our people can lead with purpose, develop their careers, and thrive both personally and professionally. We’re truly proud to be named a top employer in one of Canada’s most competitive markets for the past five years.”

The complete list of GTA’s Top Employers for 2024 was announced in a special magazine published in The Globe and Mail. Detailed reasons for our selection are available on the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers website.

To learn more about the opportunities at RVA, visit our Careers page.

About RVA

At R.V. Anderson Associates Limited (RVA), we’re a community of thinkers, innovators, and collaborators who combine human ingenuity with technology and experience to deliver sustained outcomes that make a difference. We are an employee-owned community and an award-winning culture carrying forth a proud legacy of 75+ years of engineering excellence, which has grown to a thriving organization of over 450 professionals. We work together across geographic, functional, and business lines to deliver dynamic solutions that are based in trust and informed decision-making. At the core of our brand are our values, connecting people, projects, and planet.

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