The provincial competition, which honours top employers of the year, is judged with the same criteria as the national competition that’s administered by editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
"Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs," said ISC in a statement.
Employers are evaluated in eight different areas: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.
ISC was cited for its in-house training and tuition subsidies, retirement planning assistance and a defined-contribution pension plan. Another factor was ISC's support of employees working with non-profit organizations, community initiatives and cultural programs across the province with one paid volunteer day and matching charitable donations.
Shares of ISC were up 1.5% at C$16.59 on Wednesday.