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Canada’s Top Growing Companies: Certn’s Outstanding Growth


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Canada’s Top Growing Companies

Certn ranks 22 on The Globe and Mail’s third-annual ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies and we couldn’t be more excited! 

We’re pleased to announce that Certn placed 22 out of 448 companies on the 2021 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. The Globe’s Canada’s Top Growing Companies list ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. Certn earned its spot with a three-year growth of 2,441%.

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“We’re proud to be recognized on this year’s list. Ranking 22nd on the list showcases our employees’ success and truly demonstrates the strength of our business model. As flexible work options and remote hiring are now becoming the norm, Certn is continuing on the path to help companies of all sizes build trust in people with faster, friendlier, and more comprehensive background checks.” says Andrew McLeod, CEO and Co-founder of Certn

Launched in 2019, Canada’s Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It’s a voluntary program; companies have to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 448 companies earned a spot on this year’s ranking. 

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The full list of 2021 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online.

As we look toward the future, Canada’s Top Growing Companies offer both inspiration and practical insights for other firms facing similar challenges,” says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. “The entrepreneurs behind these companies are smart, tenacious and unwavering in their commitment to their goals.

 “Any business leader seeking inspiration should look no further than the 448 businesses on this year’s Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their growth helps to make Canada a better place, and we are proud to bring their stories to our readers.” 

About Certn 

Certn delivers fast, friendly, and comprehensive background screening that helps businesses make fact-based hiring decisions, lowers hiring costs, and improves the user experience for applicants and recruiters alike. Used by enterprise, mid-market and small business leaders looking to hire the right candidates, Certn is revolutionizing the background check process. Certn’s background screening leverages automation to streamline the candidate screening process, reduce costs, and boost total time to value (TTV) for HR and operations leaders around the world.

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About The Globe and Mail 

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.4 million readers every week in print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2 million readers in print and digital every issue. The Globe and Mail’s investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.