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Now in its fifth year, the Canadian HR Awards has become the biggest and most prestigious showcase of excellence in the Canadian human resources industry. There are over 20 organizational and individual award categories — with new categories added yearly — designed to ensure national recognition for both large and small organizations.

By recognizing the companies and individuals across the entire spectrum of human resources and celebrating the industry's successes, the Canadian HR Awards continues to inspire an industry fostered on leadership, service, innovation, support and principle, all of which have continuously driven the industry forward.

This annual black-tie gala brings together a stellar community of the biggest names in the business, past award recipients and rising stars throughout Canada. Over 600 HR professionals attended last year's gala.

The Canadian HR Awards brought to you by Ultimate Software is presented to you by HRD Canada Magazine, the magazine of choice for the country's most influential HR decision makers. Winners and finalists will be showcased in HRD Canada Magazine and HRD Online over the year, and all major National Press.

Take the chance for a career-defining moment for you or your team. It takes only a few minutes!

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2018 Partners



Canadian HR Awards Ultimate Software 2018



Canadian HR Awards Ultimate Software 2018

The Ultimate Software Award for Best Workplace Culture

Canadian HR Awards The Ivey Acadamy

The Ivey School of Business Award for Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry

Canadian HR Awards KPMG 2018

The KPMG Canada Award for Canadian HR Leader of the Year



Accompass CHRA Partners

The Accompass Award for Canadian HR Team of the Year (500 Employees or More)

TalentEgg CHRA Partners

The TalentEgg Award for Best Employer Branding

MaxSys CHRA Partners

The MaxSys Staffing & Consulting Award for Most Effective Recruitment Strategy



Waterloo CHRA Partners

The University of Waterloo Award for Next Generation Employment Innovation

Xref new CHRA Partners

The XREF Award for Most Innovative Use of HR Technology

Seneca n CHRA Partners

The Seneca Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy



Canadian HR Awards Venngo 2018

The Venngo Award of Excellence for Financial, Physical & Mental Wellness

Globoforce CHRA Partners

The Globoforce Award for Best Reward & Recognition Strategy

Canadian HR Awards Dentsu Aegis Network

The Dentsu Aegis Network Award for Best HR Communication Strategy



Canadian HR Awards Leadership Agency

The Leadership Agency Award for Woman of Distinction

ADP Canada HDR Canada

The ADP Canada Award for HR Rising Star of the Year

Mercer CHRA Partners

The Mercer Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion



Canadian HR Awards HDR Canada

The HRD Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Best Industry Service Provider