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Stantec earns 2024 Military Friendly® Employer Gold designation

Parul Dubey on November 13, 2023 - in Awards, News

The firm was recognized for its organizational support of veterans and their families

Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has earned the 2024 Military Friendly® Employer designation, earning the Gold ranking for the second consecutive year.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 companies participated in the 2024 Military Friendly survey.

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for recruitment, new hire retention, employee turnover, and promotion and advancement of veterans and military employees.

“Organizations earning the Military Friendly Employers designation have wholeheartedly invested in comprehensive and impactful initiatives that bring about positive, life-changing results for our valued service members, dedicated military spouses, and esteemed veterans within their ranks,” said Kayla Lopez, senior director of Military Partnerships at Military Friendly. “We salute these exemplary employers who raise the bar and understand that hiring military personnel is not merely an act of goodwill but a testament to a standard that truly embodies sound business wisdom. Their steadfast commitment to integrating military personnel into their workforce not only reflects their compassion but also underscores their business acumen.”

“The dedicated service of veterans, their families, and the entire military community is invaluable to our nation. As a firm, we believe it is our duty and honor to uplift and support veterans in turn,” said Chris Williams, senior vice president of Stantec’s US Federal program. “Receiving this honor reaffirms our commitment to providing resources that support our veterans and military family members every day.”

Stantec’s Military and Veterans Advocate (MAVA) Initiative and employee resource group (ERG) facilitate the integration and engagement of members of the military community within the firm. Its three pillars of commitment to veterans are attraction, transition, and retention, providing support and guidance to help service members build long successful careers at Stantec. The MAVA ERG brings together veterans, reservists, guard members, spouses, and families of service members to support a variety of initiatives. These include a veteran transition program for new hires, fulfilling care packages for local deployed service members, building houses for wounded warriors, and participating in memorial services for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Learn more about Stantec’s commitment to veterans and the military.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

About Military Friendly ® Employers
Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community. Over 2,100 organizations compete annually for Military Friendly® designation annually. Military Friendly® ratings are owned by Viqtory, Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. Viqtory is not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or the federal government. Results are produced via a rules-based algorithm. The data-driven Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at https://www.militaryfriendly.com/mfcguide/.

Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its owned assets such as Military Spouse Magazine®, Vetrepreneur®, G.I. Jobs ® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.Viqtory.com.

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