Now entering its 15th year, Canada's Top 100 Employers is the nation's largest editorial project of its kind. Our competition aims to recognize the companies and organizations that lead their industries in creating progressive workplaces and forward-thinking HR policies. Winners are announced each year in The Globe and Mail, on Eluta.ca and in more than a dozen large newspapers and magazines reaching over 13 million Canadians.
Employers complete a single application to be considered for our national project and 19 popular regional and special-interest competitions, including: Canada's Top Employers for Young People; Canada's Best Diversity Employers; Canada's Greenest Employers; Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers; and the Financial Post's Ten Best Companies to Work For. The application is released early in the year, with a deadline date later in the spring.
A distinguishing feature of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project is that our editors write detailed Reasons for Selection for each competition, explaining why the winners were chosen. This provides transparency in the selection of winners and raises the bar for other employers aiming to emulate the best-practices our editors uncover. Last year, our editorial team wrote more than 400,000 words detailing these reasons, which are also shared with our newspaper and magazine partners. Nearly 4,000 employers are expected to take part in our 2015 competition.
The highlight of our project's editorial calendar is the annual Top Employer Summit, a large conference that brings together all the writers and organizers of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. At the conference, our editorial team present the best stories and case studies from the current winners &emdash and provide valuable insights on next year's competition. Now in its 10th year, the Summit has become Canada's largest annual event for senior-level HR decision-makers. Previous speakers include: Hillary Clinton; Robert F. Kennedy Jr.; Al Gore; and Muhammad Yunus. This year's event takes place November 17-18, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.
We also operate the popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which is one of Canada's most-visited career sites. Eluta.ca offers a high quality search experience, providing job-seekers more direct-employer job postings than any other site in Canada. While looking at these opportunities, job-seekers also read our editors' detailed reviews on thousands of employers &emdash Eluta.ca is the exclusive online home of the editorial Reasons for Selection that we publish each year for the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. More than 5 million unique visitors in Canada visited Eluta.ca in the past year.
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