VANCOUVER, BC - Oppy was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, the first time the grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce has been recognized with the award in its 162-year history.  

The national competition, now in its 21st year, honors industry-leading employers who offer exceptional workplaces for their teams. Companies on the list are evaluated according to eight criteria including the physical workplace, the work and social atmosphere, health, financial and family benefits and others. During the evaluation, businesses are compared to industry peers to determine which organization offers the most progressive programs.   

“Oppy is honored to have been recognized among the top employers in Canada, joining the ranks of some of the best companies in the nation,” said John Anderson, Oppy’s chairman, chief executive officer and managing partner. “To be selected during this exceptionally challenging year reflects Oppy’s well-placed fundamentals, which help us focus on prioritizing the wellbeing and development of our team above all else. By placing people first, the business is also able to grow as a result.”  

Oppy’s inclusion on the coveted list follows other recent recognition, such as being selected by Deloitte as one of Canada’s Best Managed companies for 19 consecutive years in 2019, the 2019 BC Top Employers and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures awards. In 2017, Anderson was also selected as one of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs for nurturing a culture at Oppy that enhances performance and sustains a competitive advantage.