The editors of Canada’s top 100 Employers were used to evaluate employers across B.C. and they used the following criteria as their evaluation technique:

  • Physical Workplace
  • Work Atmosphere & Social
  • Health, Financial & Family Benefits
  • Vacation and Time Off
  • Employee Communications
  • Performance Management
  • Training and Skills Development

“It is through Northern Health’s staff and physicians that we are able to deliver excellent health services in communities across northern B.C.,” Northern Health’s president and chief executive officer Cathy Ulrich writes. “Being named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for 2015 showcases the dedication and passion that our staff and physicians put into their work on a daily basis.”

The highlights of Northern Health’s application to B.C.’s Top Employers of 2015 includes the training opportunities for physicians, nurses and students – including the regional simulation training program, employee engagement – particularly their national and internationally awarded ‘My Healthy Workplace’ campaign, and their student-led rehabilitation clinic in Prince Rupert.

“As an employee [of] the Fort St. John Hospital, I am proud to hear that Northern Health is being named as a Top B.C. Employer for 2015,” Fort St. John Hospital Registered Nurse Colleen Skinner writes. “To be able to say you love what you do for a living and enjoy where you work is such a rarity these days [and] I can honestly say I go to work feeling like I am a part of a team whose focus is in providing quality healthcare.”

Northern Health has over 7,000 employees in an area that covers two-thirds of the province from just south of Quesnel, north to the Yukon border, west to Haida Gwaii and the Pacific Ocean, and east to the Alberta border.