A prestigious competition has named Bruce Power one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for the sixth consecutive year.
The award, which is a part of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, recognized Bruce Power for its focus on young employees through the on-site North American Young Generation Nuclear (NA-YGN) organization, and its development student and internship programs.
“Making your organization a good place for young people to start their careers is about more than simply appearing trendy or hip,” said Kristina Leung, Senior Editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which publishes the competition. “It shows all your employees and customers that you are open to change. Employers that understand their youngest workers have the most success in adapting their business models to respond to changing technologies and consumer preferences.”
Cathy Sprague, Bruce Power’s Executive Vice President, Human Resources, said being recognized for the sixth consecutive year shows the company – and the nuclear industry – provides an attractive career for young people.
“Bruce Power has invested a lot of time and resources into developing young people into becoming the future leaders of our company,” Sprague said. “This is an exciting time for Bruce Power and Ontario’s nuclear industry. Our Life-Extension Program is now underway extending the horizon of our site for decades, providing long-term, challenging careers for the young people of today.
“It’s encouraging to once again be recognized by Canada’s Top 100 Employers for our work with young people, and we will continue to focus on the people who will lead Bruce Power into the future.”
Sarah Foster, chair of the Bruce Chapter of NA-YGN, said Bruce Power is a leader in providing stable, long-term jobs to young people, while also providing an excellent work-life balance and opportunities for professional development.
“Bruce Power executives are very giving of their time, answering questions about roles our younger employees will someday be asked to fill,” Foster said. “By taking professional development of young employees seriously, Bruce Power is ensuring itself of a strong organizational foundation as the site’s life is extended through to 2064.”
For the full list of winners, visit www.canadastop100.com/young_people/.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.