MONTREAL, Nov. 7, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - For an eleventh consecutive year, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) was awarded a coveted place among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017. This national competition acknowledges employers that have created exceptional workplaces for their employees. "We are honoured to once again be recognized as a great work environment," says Mary Karamanos, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at BDC. "Our employees are central to our success. They contribute both individually and collectively to making BDC a stimulating workplace where innovation and dedication are at the heart of every action we take to support Canadian entrepreneurs." Canada's Top 100 Employers are evaluated against eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement. "Year over year, we have been continually improving our organization's practices to remain at the forefront of workplace trends and changes. This place among Canada's Top 100 Employers demonstrates once more that we are well positioned for continued sustainability and growth," concludes Mary Karamanos. Canada's Top 100 Employers winners were announced this morning in a special feature published in The Globe and Mail and on Eluta.ca. About BDCBDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 110+ business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. To find out more, visit bdc.ca.