Pythian Recognized As a Top Employer in Canada’s National Capital Region in 2021

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Feb 4, 2021

The company’s exceptional employee benefits and commitment to the community were factors in earning the award

OTTAWA – Feb. 4, 2021 – Pythian Services Inc. (“Pythian”), a leading data, analytics and cloud services company, announced today that the company has been named one of the National Capital Region’s (NCR) Top Employers for 2021 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizer of the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. 

The companies selected exhibit exceptional employee support in terms of helping staff balance work commitments with new demands on their families and personal time. They offered strong and inclusive family-friendly benefits even before the pandemic, making it easier to accommodate adapted work schedules, time off and leave policies to support employees with children or older parents. 

“Pythian knows that the company’s greatest strength is its people,” said Keith Millar, president of Pythian. “Being recognized as an NCR top employer is especially  validating during this time of heightened concern for our employees and the community.”

Having earned recognition as a top employer in 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2021, Pythian stands out among its peers:

  • Pythian provides maternity and parental leave for new parents, to 100 percent of salary for up to 20 weeks, and offers new fathers and adoptive parents a parental leave of 100 percent of salary for two weeks. Employees may also extend their leave to an unpaid leave of absence or phase in their return to work.
  • Pythian invests in ongoing employee development with generous self directed training allowances.
  • Pythian offers referral bonuses as an incentive for employees to recruit candidates from their personal networks.

Published annually since 2006, the National Capital Region’s Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes employers in the Ottawa-Gatineau area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers throughout the area were evaluated by the editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.

About Pythian

Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps organizations transform by leveraging data, analytics, and the cloud. From cloud automation to machine learning, Pythian designs, implements and supports customized solutions for the toughest data challenges and has delivered thousands of professional and managed services. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and on our Blog.