Northern Credit Union Again Named as one of the Great Places to work in Canada

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, August 19, 2019 – For the third year in a row, Northern Credit Union has been included on the list of Best Workplaces™ in Canada by Great Place to Work® Canada in the Financial Services and Insurance category.

To be eligible for this recognition, organizations must be Great Place to Work® Certified™ in the past year, have a minimum of 25 employees, and have Financial Services and Insurance as their primary industry. Northern received its Great Place to Work® Certification in 2017, and the credit union is honoured and excited to be amongst these most sought-after organizations yet again for 2019.

The Best Workplaces™ in Canada list is compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute.  The competition process is based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from confidential employee survey results and the remaining one-third comes from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to five trust-building dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

“Northern has always strived to be an innovator within the credit union space, and just as importantly, we’ve been committed to creating a work environment that every employee is proud to be a part of,” says Richard Adam, President and CEO for Northern. “Being a part of this list again confirms that we are accomplishing our goals, and we continue to work hard to make sure Northern is a rewarding, challenging and exciting place to work.”


About Northern Credit Union:
Northern Credit Union is a full-service, locally operated financial institution, offering personal and commercial products and services and financial planning expertise to more than 70,000 member shareholders. Serving 31 Ontario communities, Northern is committed to educating members about financial literacy and providing the tools to help members achieve their financial goals.  For more information, visit

About Great Place to Work®:
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Conducting the world’s largest workplace study, surveying over 8,000 organizations representing more than 10 million employees in more than 60 countries, GPTW provides tremendous understanding of effective business cultures and the increasingly complex marketplace. Through proprietary assessment tools and services, GPTW recognizes the world's Best Workplaces™ in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). GPTW provides the benchmarks and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplaces, and it supports clients as this accelerating pace of change compels organizations to continuously adapt, innovate and thrive.


Media Contacts

Liisa Woolley, SVP Member Experience
Northern Credit Union Limited
P: 705.253.9868 ext 4714

Nancy Fonseca, Senior Vice President
Great Place to Work®
P: 905.601.2345