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AET Group Inc. Ranks as One of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers 2024

December 13, 2023


AET Group Inc., has been named as one of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers for the 6th consecutive year. Currently in the 17th year of running, Waterloo Area’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Editors at Mediacorp review employers on eight criteria, which have remained consistent since the project’s inception.

Employers are evaluated using the same criteria used for the larger national Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition and include the following:

  • Physical Workplace
  • Work Atmosphere & Social
  • Health, Financial & Family Benefits
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Employee Communications
  • Performance Management
  • Training & Skills Development
  • Community Involvement

“The employers on our list this year have taken stock of the best policies offered to employees in Kitchener-Waterloo regardless of industry,” says Richard Yerema, executive editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp. “They have been active in taking stock of the region’s diversified economy, observing what works in other local industries and adapting them for their own organizations.”

Here are some of the reasons why AET Group was selected:

  • AET encourages ongoing employee development through in-house and online training as well as generous tuition subsidies for courses both related to their current position (to $2,500) and not directly related to their current position (to $500)
  • AET helps employees prepare for life after work with retirement planning assistance services and matching RSP contributions — and lets employees share in the company’s successes through deferred profit sharing and year-end bonus programs
  • AET helps employees balance their work and personal lives through options for hybrid work and flexible hours, ensuring employees are free to accommodate their day-to-day responsibilities such as personal appointments and school pick-up and drop-off for their kids

Read more about the competition and reasons for selection here.

“We are honoured to be recognized as a top employer in Waterloo Region for the 6th consecutive year, alongside so many amazing clients and partners,” said Scott Freiburger, Managing Director and CEO of AET Group Inc.  “Throughout our company’s 25 years in business, we’ve had very strong ties to our local community.  This award is testament to our focus on the workplace putting employee health, safety and well-being first and the programs and added benefits we offer our employees from sustainable transportation subsidies to professional development support, health and wellness program, flexible work-from-home program, paid volunteer time and donation matching.  At AET, we are committed to fostering an inclusive community workplace and ensuring our employees have the support they need to thrive.  We value our employees and remain committed to providing a positive and engaging work experience where employees feel proud to work for.  AET Group is an exceptional place to work because of our amazing people and I am grateful for the contributions everyone makes to continue elevating our company.”

About AET Group

AET Group is an environmental consultancy firm committed to our ecological, financial, and social responsibilities, working together collaboratively to find innovative sustainable solutions that work and remembering that underneath it all, we’re human beings working with other human beings to make a difference both locally and globally. AET Group is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting, auditing and scientific services company providing professional services in the following core service areas: Air, Audits, Building Sciences, Compliance, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Home Flood Protection, Management Systems, Mitigation, Sustainability, Waste, and Water.

About Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach millions of Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates, one of Canada’s largest job search engines, which reaches over two million job-seekers annually and features exclusive editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

1% For The Trees

As a company committed to being green and giving back, AET is planting trees throughout the local communities to make the world a greener place for all of us to live.

  • 12,079

    Trees Planted

  • 760,011

    Kilograms of CO2 Absorbed

  • 1,045,015

    Kilograms of O2 Produced

  • 24,158

    People Can Breathe Clean Air

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