Esri Canada Recognized for Corporate Culture

December 6, 2016 – Esri Canada is proud to be named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2016 by Waterstone Human Capital. The national program, now in its 12th year, recognizes Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Esri Canada was selected as one of 10 winners in the mid-market category.

“Our incredibly dedicated team and our strong sense of purpose are what make our business successful,” said Alex Miller, president, Esri Canada. “We strive always to engage our employees in meaningful work and provide them with an inclusive and supportive environment where they can make a difference. We’ve fostered a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement that allows us to deliver an exceptional customer experience. I’d like to congratulate our leaders and employees for this well-deserved recognition.”

Innovation is evident in the company’s geographic information system (GIS) solutions, which are built on the ArcGIS platform. These solutions help organizations and communities across Canada to become smarter by enabling them to improve the way they record information; engage their staff, customers and constituents; and analyze data to gain deeper insight in support of more informed decisions. ArcGIS also allows users to leverage emerging trends such as big data and real-time data, and new technologies such as mobile apps, the cloud and drones. The company significantly invests in R&D and has developed groundbreaking products including Assessment Analyst, a solution that enables rapid and cost-effective property assessments right from the desktop. 

In response to customer demand, Esri Canada introduced a Management Consulting practice that focuses on helping organizations transform their businesses by applying powerful location-based data visualization and analytics using GIS technology. With the customer’s convenience always top of mind, the company leverages the latest technology to improve its processes. It recently introduced a cloud-based customer support portal with efficient self-services, a global technical support system for faster and more effective case resolution, and a new website with enhanced features.

This strong culture is testament to Esri Canada’s highly engaged workforce of more than 350 employees. The company looks for the best and brightest to join its team and invests significantly in employees' personal and professional development. Esri Canada provides competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and excellent working conditions. Its Toronto headquarters features a green roof accessible to staff and visitors. To promote work-life balance, the company offers generous vacation benefits, with new employees receiving up to six weeks of paid leave annually. As well, Esri Canada engages its employees in building community through a number of corporate giving, education and environmental programs.

“Esri Canada has a dynamic and passionate leader in Alex Miller, and as a leading GIS solutions business, they have found very innovative ways to expand the use of that technology,” said Jennifer Mondoux, managing director, Waterstone Human Capital, and a committee chair of the Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program. “Their corporate social responsibility platform is very impressive and tightly aligned around economy, society and the environment – the three pillars of Esri Canada’s business success. An impressive culture and a well-deserved win on their part.”

About Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™
This national program, now in its 12th year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Forty winners are annually chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth and small cap, mid-market and enterprise) and one not-for-profit category (broader public sector). Organization’s submissions are scored on 6 categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility. The Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ program creates a benchmark of success for all those who are nominated.

About Waterstone Human Capital
Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ and Canada’s Most Admired CEO™ programs ( are founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital. These national programs, annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations and CEOs for fostering cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Program winners will be celebrated at the annual Canada’s Most Admired Summit and Gala, to be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto (100 Front St W).

About Esri Canada
Founded in 1984, Esri Canada provides enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower businesses, governments and educational institutions to make timely, informed and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography. The company distributes the world's leading GIS software from Esri, Schneider Electric, Cityworks–Azteca Systems, LLC and other technology partners.  Headquartered in Toronto, the company serves over 10,000 customers from 16 regional offices across Canada. Esri Canada joined the elite rank of Canada’s Best Managed companies in 2012 and became a Gold Standard winner in 2015. The company has also been named to the Branham300 and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures program. More information can be found at Follow Esri Canada on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn

Published Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

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