National Bank Recognized as One of the Best Employers for New Canadians

MONTREAL, March 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to have made the list of Best Employer for New Canadians, which recognizes employers who offer interesting programs to assist new Canadians in making the transition to a new workplace and a new life in Canada.

"At National Bank, promoting diversity is part of our day-to-day reality, and has been for many years. In fact, some of the diversity-oriented programs we offer were developed more than two decades ago," stated Evelyne Bundock, Vice-President - Talent Management at National Bank. "The Bank fosters an inclusive work climate by continually adapting its practices and creating new initiatives."

As the main banking institution in Quebec, National Bank contributes to the economic integration of recent immigrants in several ways. For example, the Bank offers all its employees a variety of training and communications initiatives to make sure that they understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in its corporate culture. The Bank has also established partnerships with immigrant-support organizations to provide information not only about employment opportunities with the Bank, but also about the realities of the Canadian labour market. Lastly, the Bank has an internal sponsorship program for onboarding new employees from different cultural communities.

Our strong commitment to diversity is recognized through numerous awards and distinctions, including the diversity award from the Jeune Chambre de commerce haïtienne de Montréal in 2010 and three nominations as Canada's Best Diversity Employers.

About National Bank of Canada
With $184 billion in assets as at January 31, 2013, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups, and was named among the five strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.

SOURCE: National Bank of Canada

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(The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Marie-Pierre Jodoin
Senior Advisor - Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-4209