WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2015) - Monsanto Canada has been selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in Mediacorp Canada Inc.'s annual survey of Canadian businesses. This is the 8th time in the past nine years Monsanto has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

Now in its 16th year, the Canada's Top 100 Employers project is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. The listing ranks employers based on a nation-wide survey, an extensive application process and analysis of eight key areas: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere and Communications; (3) Financial Benefits and Compensation; (4) Health and Family-Friendly Benefits; (5) Vacation and Personal Time Off; (6) Employee Engagement; (7) Training and Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.

Considered the most in-depth analysis of human resource trends in Canada's private and public sectors, this year's review saw a record number of employers enter the competition. Monsanto Canada was among approximately 8,000 employers invited to participate in the detailed application process.

"As a company, we are focused on providing a broad range of solutions to nourish a growing world, and that should start with nourishing the lives of our own employees," said Michiel de Jongh, president and general manager. "We are committed to fostering their development on the job and to helping them achieve balance between their professional and personal lives."

In assessing Monsanto Canada's programs and policies, Mediacorp scored Monsanto's health and family-friendly benefits; training and skills development; and community involvement as "exceptional," giving Monsanto A+, the highest grade possible. The company also ranked high (A) in the areas of work atmosphere and communications and employee engagement.

Some of the reasons why Monsanto Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2016:

  • provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments to employees who are new/adoptive parents (to 90% of salary for 26 weeks) and offers a generous subsidy for fertility treatments, up to $15,000;

  • supports the work life balance of its employees by considering flexible hours and work arrangements when required. This allows people to manage their work time, while making time for attending family appointments or events such as going to their children's plays or sporting events or supporting aging parents.

  • encourages employees to be active in the community by providing paid volunteer time and matching employer contributions to the charitable organizations where they donate time and money;

  • is located in the University of Manitoba's unique SmartPark alongside other research and technology companies, offering employees convenient access to the university's many amenities;

  • invests in ongoing employee education through generous tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions, to $10,000, as well as a variety of in-house and online training options and mentoring opportunities;

  • helps employees plan for life after work with retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options when nearing retirement, and a defined contribution pension plan;

  • recognizes high performing employees in a variety of ways, with on-the-spot rewards, peer-to- peer recognition awards, long service awards and tailored awards.

The complete listing of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2016 was published in a special supplement in the November 9 edition of The Globe and Mail and on the job search engine,

About Monsanto Canada

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the larger global Monsanto Company. Monsanto is an agricultural company committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce a variety of seeds ranging from fruits and vegetables to key crops - such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton - that help farmers produce abundant and nutritious food. We work to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world's biggest challenges.

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Contact Information:

Monsanto Canada
Trish Jordan
Public and Industry Affairs Director
(204) 985-1005