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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Examining the "Top 20"

"Best Employers for New Canadians is a new national awards competition conducted by Mediacorp Canada, editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, in partnership with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

"The award recognizes employers who offer leading programs to assist new Canadians in making the transition to a new workplace, and a new life in Canada."

Here are the Top 20 Firms:

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA - Montreal - finance/banking
CAE INC. - Montreal - manufacturing
CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS CANADA INC. - Waterloo, Ont - manufacturing
CIBC - Toronto - banking
ENBRIDGE INC. - Calgary - natural gas
ERNST & YOUNG LLP - Toronto - finance
ISLAND HEARING SERVICES - Victoria, B.C. - professional medical services
KEANE CANADA INC. - Halifax - information technology
KPMG LLP - Toronto - accounting and professional services
MDS NORDION INC. - Ottawa - medical manufacturing
MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. - Toronto - financial services
PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE - Vancouver - medical services
REPLICON INC. - Calgary - information technology
ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL - Toronto - medical services
TD BANK FINANCIAL GROUP - Toronto - financial services
TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION - Toronto - public transportation
UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN - Saskatoon - education
WARDROP ENGINEERING INC. - Winnipeg - engineering and information technology
i3DVR INTERNATIONAL INC. - Toronto - manufacturing

Ontario really leads the way in this list, which isn't much of a surprise given the number of immigrants the Province absorbs each year. Let's hope that recognition of these firms will lead to others in their industries stepping up to the challenge of providing opportunities for all Canadians, old and new.

For more details on each firm, read the Star article here.

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