As we all know, the COR Certificate of Recognition is a way for the Canadian government to promote better work environments, improve the quality of life for employers and reduce premium costs as a result of fewer workplace accidents.
Thanks to the government’s incentive system, companies are now committed to having a sound risk management system in place in order to comply with the new regulations.
So, what does that have to do with it becoming a government requirement?
Well, although COR is not a mandatory element, it is intended to encourage business owners to adopt healthy and safe practices in their work routine. Therefore, offering job openings to companies that do not comply with this objective does not make much sense.
The government of Canada, as well as each of its provinces, has decided to keep vacancies for those companies that demonstrate their commitment to this goal, that have a track record with COR.
More benefits of obtaining a Certificate of Recognition (COR)
In addition to having the possibility of applying for larger projects at government or private level, due to the prestige that the certification grants, you can also achieve the expansion of your company in other aspects, such as:
Can I apply for national vacancies with my COR?
Yes, as a company with an active COR, you have a nationwide registration that lets all your customers know that your work processes are safe, healthy and responsible with the community around you.
This is another feature with which you can expand your company, since the variety of possibilities for work expands due to the new reputation you acquire by having this certification.
You can be part of large projects that catapult the development of your company by investing in and striving to maintain occupational health and safety guidelines.
Is it beneficial for my company to have a Certificate of Recognition (COR)?
Yes, it is. From many perspectives, having a COR certificate will be beneficial for your company: from having more or bigger job opportunities in your field, to having a better selection of personnel, since the most qualified employees look for vacancies where their wellbeing is taken care of.
In addition, the experience and reputation that working for large and even governmental companies can bring will help to improve the perception of your service to your customers and, consequently, expand your business.