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WestJet makes list of Canada's 50 best employers

CALGARY, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has earned a place on Aon Hewitt's list of the country's top employers based on the organization's 16th annual Best Employers in Canada study for 2015.

"We are very proud to be one of Canada's best employers," said Brigid Pelino, WestJet Executive Vice-President, People and Culture. "The fact that our 10,000 WestJetters are such an engaged, invested and dedicated workforce is a source of great pride for us. Their commitment to taking care of our guests, our business and each other is one of the things that sets us apart and makes Canadians want to fly with us. We thank our amazing WestJetters for their tremendous passion, energy and enthusiasm." 

The annual Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Canada study measures employee engagement by surveying employees on areas such as senior leadership, people manager effectiveness, enabling employee productivity and valuing and appreciating employees.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 90 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods - even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine)
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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