As we shifted back into office, our teams worked hard to create an environment where employees felt safe, respected, and heard. Top of mind for us was inclusion and diversity. Through our Visa Visionaries series, we invited speakers from across Canada to learn more about the lived experiences of others and how we can be better colleagues to one another. Putting what we learned to action, we created safe spaces where employees could talk openly and share their perspectives on current events.
In our communities, we sought to bring our purpose-led mission to life. In March, we launched our Digital Empowerment Program. An initiative aimed at battling the digital divide and building greater digital financial equity. Through this program, we have donated hundreds of laptops, IT support, and digital skills training to those new to the country and in need.
We are so proud to be recognized for these efforts and receive awards celebrating our brand, people, and workplace.
Beloware some highlights from 2022:
1. GTA Top 100 Employer
Visa Canada was named one of Greater Toronto Area’s Top 100 Employers for the fifth year in a row. We were proud to be recognized for the culture we’ve built through our inclusion and diversity initiatives, financial and wellbeing
2. Ipsos 10 Most Influential Brands in Canada
For the eleventh consecutive year, Visa has been listed as one of Canada’s top 10 most influential consumer brands, placing at #8. The Most Influential Brands study examines five key dimensions that drive the most influential brands in
Canada: trustworthiness, presence, being leading edge, corporate citizenship, and engagement. We’re proud to be amongst companies like Google, Netflix, and Microsoft as one of Canada’s most trusted brands.
3. 2022 Best Workplaces in Canada
For the fourth year in a row, Visa was recognized as one of the highest-rated workplaces across the country, ranking at #31. Visa prides itself on giving employees the opportunity to shape the Canadian payments landscape, invest in
their career growth and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace.
4. Best Workplaces for Hybrid Work
This year, Visa is proud to be on the list of Best Workplaces for Hybrid Work by Great Place to Work. This award is based on direct feedback from our hardworking employees.
5. Best Workplaces for Women
We are proud to be on the 2022 list of Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work. Visa Canada is deeply committed to advancing gender parity among our teams and at the executive level.
6. Best Workplaces for Giving Back
This year, Visa was recognized for all the ways in which we give back to our community. Every Giving Tuesday, Visa matches the donations made by employees 2:1 and recently, we launched our Digital Empowerment Program donating laptops and digital skills training to Canadian newcomers.
7. Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance
As a leader in payments technology, Visa is proud to be named one of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services by Great Place to Work. The list of Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance is based on direct feedback
from our employees.
8. Best Workplaces for Inclusion
Advancing diversity and inclusion is paramount for Visa Canada, reinforced through our commitment to equity in the workplace and opportunities for support, development, and growth. We continually examine our organization to ensure that we are creating an environment where all employees can thrive. We’re excited to be recognized by Great Place to Work for being an inclusive workplace, where each employee feels welcome and valued.
9. Best Workplaces in Ontario
For the third year in a row, Visa Canada was named one of the Best Workplaces in Ontario by Great Place to Work. This award is based on direct feedback from our hardworking employees.