Canadian HR Awards 2020: Nominations now open!

In 7th annual competition, 24 prestigious categories will once again recognize HR excellence

Canadian HR Awards 2020: Nominations now open!

The 7th annual Canadian HR Awards – presented by HRD Canada and supported by Canadian HR Reporter – will once again celebrate outstanding HR teams, individuals, and employers across Canada for their exceptional HR strategies and initiatives. Are you one of them?

In this unique time, the great work of HR professionals has never been more impressive – so if you want to honour their achievements (or your own), then we encourage you to submit a nomination.

Nominations are open until June 29, but you can save up to $100 per nomination with Early Bird pricing until May 31.

Finalists will be announced in HRD Canada and Canadian HR Reporter magazine. Finalists will also receive an annual subscription to Canadian HR Reporter and an exclusive press kit to promote their achievements.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be revealed during the highly anticipated award show on Sept. 23 in Toronto and profiled in Canadian HR Reporter magazine.

Being showcased here is the best way to guarantee industry-wide recognition and a true acknowledgement that you or your organization are at the very top of their game. Watch last year’s highlights featuring winners AstraZeneca Canada, IBM Canada, Mattamy Homes, CAA Club Group, and the Department of National Defence.

The full list of categories can be found below:


  • The Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture
  • The Mercer Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
  • The TalentEgg Award for Best Employer Branding
  • The Accompass Award for Canadian HR Team of the Year (500 Employees or More)
  • Canadian HR Team of the Year (Fewer Than 500 Employees)
  • Canadian HR Team of the Year (Finance/Insurance)
  • Canadian HR Team of the Year (Retail/Hospitality)
  • The Dentsu Aegis Network Award for Best HR Communication Strategy
  • The Workhuman Award for Best Reward & Recognition Strategy
  • The Seneca Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy
  • The University of Waterloo Award for Next Generation Employment Innovation
  • The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness
  • The Achievers Award for Most Innovative Use of HR Technology
  • The Payworks Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
  • Most Effective Recruitment Strategy
  • Best Talent Management Strategy
  • Best Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm
  • The HRD Readers’ Choice Award for Best Service Provider


  • The Leadership Agency Award for HR Leader of the Year
  • The ADP Canada Award for HR Rising Star of the Year
  • The KPMG in Canada Award for HR Champion (CEO) of the Year
  • The O.C. Tanner Award for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry
  • The HRPA Award for Woman of Distinction
  • Best Labour & Employment Lawyer (Within A Practice)

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