Halton Employer of Choice Award

You work hard to run a great business and cultivate a culture of performance and customer service. This is your opportunity to be recognized as one of the best companies to work for in your region!

The Halton Employer of Choice Award is the first and only award that recognizes the best businesses to work for in the Halton region.

Winners will be profiled in a special edition of The Burlington Post, The Oakville Beaver, and The Canadian Champion (Milton).

There is no charge to participate in the assessment portion of this program.

Benefits of becoming an Employer of Choice:

  • Reduced turnover
  • Lower operating costs
  • More engaged and committed workforce
  • Increased productivity
  • Positive employer branding and PR
  • Higher customer satisfaction and loyalty

Media Partners

CCEOC Inc., the award assessment company, is pleased to partner with Metroland Media and it's regional publications. Winners will be profiled in a special edition of The Burlington Post, The Oakville Beaver, and The Canadian Champion (Milton). Winners will also be listed on the Metroland and CCEOC websites. For more information on the program deliverables, see "What the Winners Get" below.

The Process - 3 Easy Steps:

  • Step 1: Application
    Go to and fill out the application form

  • Step 2: Company Profile
    The Company Profile is a document used to collect detailed information on leadership attributes and human resource policies, practices and procedures. This portion of the assessment accounts for 50% of the overall evaluation score. A Profile document is provided once the application has been approved. View sample

  • Step 3: Employee Commitment Survey
    The Employee Commitment Survey is an online measurement tool used to determine how employees feel about their workplace. The survey accounts for the remaining 50% of the evaluation score.

    There are 45 statements, 10 demographic questions and 1 open ended question.
    View sample

Questions are grouped into the following categories:

  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Management/Employee Relations
  • Training and Development
  • Career Advancement
  • Employee Engagement
  • Environment and Facilities
  • Leadership
  • Reputation
  • Personal Enjoyment

It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete the survey. Each participating organization will receive a list of employee pass codes and a link to access the survey. Passcodes will be provided once the Company Profile has been received. All surveys are anonymous and no individual survey data is provided back to participating organizations. Surveys are accessible through any desktop or mobile device. Online surveys are free. There is a small processing and handling fee required for paper surveys and email invitations. Please contact CCEOC for pricing.


Applications must be received by July 31, 2017. All company profiles and employee surveys must be submitted by September 30, 2017. Winners will be announced in November 2017.

Event Due Date
Program Application July 31, 2017
Company Profile August 31, 2017
Employee Surveys Sept 15 - 30, 2017
Announce Winners October 2017
Summary Reports November 2017
Award Pesentation January 2017


Participating organizations must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have a physical presence in the Halton region
  • Have 20 or more full time employees
  • Have been in business for 1 year or more
  • Private or publically traded company


A weighted scoring system is used to determine the winners. The Company Profile accounts for 50% of the overall evaluation score. The Employee Commitment Survey represents the remaining 50%. All participating companies must achieve a minimum of 75% combined score on the assessment to claim the award. All stages of the assessment process must be fully completed and submitted on or before the indicated deadlines.

What the Winners Get…

  • Engraved trophy presented at prestigious event
  • Recognized in a special feature in your local regional newspaper
  • Press release announcing winners
  • Unlimited use of the HEOC logo
  • Access to best practice data through the reporting service
  • Listing and exposure on the Metroland and CCEOC websites
  • Social media exposure


CCEOC produces detailed Summary and Benchmark Reports for each participating organization. These reports provide valuable insights and guidance to help improve workplace performance, lower costs and build a superior employer of choice brand. The reports can be purchased directly from CCEOC for a nominal fee.

See Pricing section below.

Order your reports when you fill in your application and receive a 10% discount!

The Standard Summary Report provides all the data, graphs and employee feedback you need to gain a deeper understanding of your corporate culture. You will also receive a list of comments giving you further insight into the issues that are most important to your employees.

The Standard + Benchmark Report provides all the Standard Summary Report information plus group data, allowing you to compare your organization to the industry average - vital in determining how you stack up against the competition. View sample


Report Regular Price Discount Price
Standard $2195 $1975.50
Standard + Benchmark $2495 $2245.50

Award Program Report Fee


  • Purchase raw data
  • Include additional questions
  • Have CCEOC send email invitations
  • Purchase additional trophies or certificates
  • Purchase CCEOC merchandise
For pricing or to place your report order, please contact CCEOC on the Contact Us page.

Employer of Choice Merchandise

Why not celebrate your designation with official Employer of Choice merchandise. Reward your employees for a job well done and reinforce how important they are to the success of the organization!

Contact Us for some great ideas.

The HEOC Award will help you attract, retain and engage the top talent you need to grow your business.

If you have any questions, please contact CCEOC Inc at
call (416) 886-7007.

Fill in your application today!