Recognized for innovative programs that help create opportunities for
TORONTO, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) - CIBC has
been named for the sixth consecutive year, as one of the best places in
the country for new Canadians to work.
"From a talent and client perspective, New Canadians play an important
role in the future of our country, and our workforce needs to continue
to mirror the diversity we see within our communities," said John
Silverthorn, Senior Vice President, Talent Management, CIBC. "CIBC is
proud to play a role in helping newcomers to Canada establish a strong
CIBC was selected for the award by Mediacorp Canada Inc, the editors of
Canada's Top 100 Employers. The award recognizes companies that offer
innovative programs that assist individuals with making the transition
to a new workplace and a new life in Canada.
CIBC is proud to offer initiatives and programs to attract new Canadians
A broad range of information on cibc.com to help new Canadians find
employment at CIBC or within the financial services industry in Canada.
The launch of a new International Professionals Network, a program which
focuses on workplace integration initiatives to support our new
Canadian employees with integrating into CIBC's workplace culture.
Mentoring and internship programs provided to skilled immigrants through
various community partners, such as the Toronto Region Immigrant
Employment Council's Mentoring Partnership program; ACCES Employment's
unique speed mentoring program, where mentors from across the bank meet
one-on-one with new Canadians looking for employment opportunities; and
Career Bridge, which provides career-track internships to help skilled
newcomers gain valuable work experience leading to employment.
CIBC also helps to remove barriers to employment for newcomers by
partnering with World Education Services (WES), a not-for-profit
credential evaluation service. WES works to integrate internationally
trained professionals by determining the Canadian equivalency of their
In addition to being recognized as one of Canada's Best Employers for
New Canadians, CIBC was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers
for 2013, has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for
2013, and was chosen as a 2012 Partners in Diversity Award Recipient by
the Canadian Centre for Diversity.
To learn more about diversity at CIBC please visit http://cibc.com/ca/inside-cibc/careers/equity-and-diversity.html.
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11
million personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range
of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking
network, branches and offices across Canada, and has offices in the
United States and around the world. You can find other news releases
and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website
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