October 22, 2009 -

Waterloo-based Equitable Life of Canada® is pleased to announce they have been selected as one of Waterloo Area's Top 15 Employers for the second consecutive year.

"We are extremely pleased that we have been chosen again as one of Waterloo area's top employers. Our employees are our most valuable asset and to be recognized as being a great place to work for two years running is an extraordinary achievement," said Ronald Beettam, President and CEO.

Equitable Life's selection was based on a number of key factors. Highlights of these include employee and management development programs, a Wellness Committee, subsidized fitness, and a competitive benefits package.

Candidates were also evaluated on a number of other key criteria such as employee communication and physical workplace.