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City of Hamilton named one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Regional Employers for 2022

HAMILTON, ON - The City of Hamilton has been recognized as a Top Regional Employer in the Hamilton-Niagara Region for the seventh time. The City’s selection for the 2022 list was based on a submission by City staff to Mediacorp Canada Inc. which oversees the competition.

Now in its 15th year, Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Regional Employers is a special designation that recognizes employers in greater Hamilton and the Niagara region that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which ones offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office in the Hamilton-Niagara area. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector.

The City was selected for a number of reasons, including retirement planning, a defined benefit pension plan for employees, pregnancy and parental leave top-up, flexible work arrangements for employees, and the availability of wellness activities encouraging employees to make health and wellness a priority.

The City has applied to the competition seven times and has been successful each time.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners.
  • Mediacorp Canada Inc. also operates, one of Canada's largest job search engines, which reaches millions of unique visitors annually and features editorial reviews from the Canada's Top 100 Employers project.

Additional Resources

2022 Winners: Reasons for Selection


“It’s an honour to be recognized as a Top Regional Employer in the Hamilton-Niagara Region for the seventh year running. This year, more than ever, the City is proud to acknowledge and recognize our dedicated, committed employees who have gone above and beyond to continue providing public service, while undertaking a sustained emergency and public health response, and supporting our most vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This, combined with our commitment to building a vibrant, inclusive city, makes the City of Hamilton a great place to grow one’s career.”

- Janette Smith, City Manager, City of Hamilton