On February 14, Marine Atlantic was presented with the 2013 Newfoundland and Labrador Employer of Distinction award by the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council.

The Employer of Distinction Award is presented annually to recognize employers who exemplify leadership, innovation, creativity, and a fundamental belief in the value of a healthy, safe and motivated workforce. The award recognizes those employers who view employees as vital and integral to the organization’s success.

Since we began our renewal process in 2010 we have witnessed significant improvements in our Corporation’s service and overall performance. We have invested in vessel and shore-based infrastructure and have been improving our business processes to strengthen customer service, on-time performance and reliability. This award demonstrates that our efforts are being noticed and we are moving in the right direction.

The positive change that is taking place in our organization is made possible by the dedication and hard work of our employees.. As we continue our renewal efforts in the months ahead, more change will occur, and our employees have shown that they’re up for the challenge. Receiving this type of external recognition shows that we are on the right path to becoming a modern and efficient organization offering a high level of customer service.

Marine Atlantic is being recognized for its strong workforce, human resource strategies and investment in people including our focus on Occupational Health and Safety, leadership development, effective training, internal communication strategies, and recognizing and rewarding the efforts of our employees. All of these initiatives have helped strengthen our Corporation’s recruitment and retention activities and will continue to make Marine Atlantic a great place to work