gptw canada bestworkplaces 2017

{April 27, 2017} VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has earned the honour of being recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada, as determined by Great Place to Work. Consumer Protection BC is one of only 15 Canadian businesses in the category of small company to receive this distinction.

“At the core of what makes us a great workplace is our strong staff engagement and the way everyone at Consumer Protection BC lives and breathes our corporate values,” says Rob Gialloreto, President and CEO of Consumer Protection BC. “We believe in a workplace where employee flexibility and accountability go hand-in-hand. For us, corporate values are more than words on a poster – they must be operationalized. Without that, they have little meaning.”

Every aspect of Consumer Protection BC, from hiring to corporate policy, is infused and actioned with its corporate values. Staff believe in accountability to themselves and each other, in the investment and maintenance of integrity, and in the pursuit of excellence in the delivery of services that ultimately make a positive difference in the lives of British Columbians.

As one of the best workplaces in Canada, Consumer Protection BC offers a robust staff orientation program, flexible work schedules, employee recognition opportunities, a training and development program as well as an employee-led and company-supported charitable giving committee (which has helped raise over $30,000 for local communities).

The list of “Best Workplaces in Canada” is compiled by Great Place to Work®Institute Canada.  The competition process is based on two criteria: direct feedback from employees; and an in-depth review of the organization’s culture, including an evaluation of HR policies and procedures. This offers a rigorous representation of our organization from an employee perspective and an overall portrait of our workplace culture.

About Consumer Protection BC:
Consumer Protection BC is the regulator of a variety of industries and specific consumer transactions in the province. We license and inspect our regulated businesses, investigate alleged violations of consumer protection laws, classify all general release motion pictures, respond to consumer inquiries and we are a key step on a consumer’s path to finding a solution to an issue. Our vision is a province where all citizens of BC are empowered in their transactions as a result of rigorous and consistent business compliance and through the provision of information.

For more information about our organization, please visit our corporate website at You can also follow Consumer Protection BC on Twitter @ConsumerProBC, like us on Facebook and read our blog for valuable consumer tips and resources.

About Great Place to Work®:
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. They are a research and consulting firm whose mission is to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including workplace certification and Best Workplaces lists, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces the annual 100 Best Workplaces list, released in a national feature in the Globe and Mail. There’s only one way to get on this list – and that’s if your employees put you there.

Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.