Career News Awards

Northwood named one of Nova Scotia’s & Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2021

Northwood is a great place to work. You see it though the commitment and dedication of staff and volunteers, many of whom have been with us for several years. Because of this dedication, we are proud to announce that Northwood has been named one of Nova Scotia’s and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2021! This special designation recognizes employers in Nova Scotia and in Canada’s four Atlantic provinces that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. 

To win these awards, employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition and are also compared to other organizations in their field to determine which organization offers the most progressive and forward thinking programs.

It is incredible to see Northwood rewarded for all our hard work in maintaining a progressive work atmosphere, innovative training and skills development and our strong community involvement. Maintaining these programs and this designation helps Northwood to recruit and retain high quality staff. The commitment that our staff demonstrated to our clients in all of our program areas and the support provided across program areas despite personal fears is a clear demonstration of the quality of our team–our heroes!

Northwood is known for helping their employees and making sure they are well taken care of. Northwood helps employees plan securely for life after work through a defined benefit pension plan and offers phased-in work option for those nearing retirement. Employees receive a mental health practitioner benefit of $1,800 per year as part of the organization’s health benefits plan and Northwood supports ongoing employee development with in-house and online training programs as well as tuition subsidies for courses at external academic institutions. It is for these reasons, and many more that Northwood was named one of the top employers for Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada for 2021.

Northwood is proud to have been named a top employer for Nova Scotia since 2014 and as a top employer for Atlantic Canada since 2013. To read more on why Northwood was chosen as a top employer visit or