SAS Canada named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2012

Business analytics firm continues to offer exceptional work/life balance for its employees

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - SAS Canada, the leader in business analytics software and services, is one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. Now entering its sixth year, The Greater Toronto's Top Employers list aims to determine which employers lead their industries by offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

SAS Canada is one of the top companies on the list, because of its commitment to environmental sustainability, wellness programs designed to keep their employees healthy, above grade employee benefits and community involvement. View SAS Canada's profile and list score here.

"Whether in Toronto or Tokyo, SAS is consistently committed to offering employees the best workplace possible. It is simply the way we do business," said Carl Farrell, President SAS Canada, EVP SAS Americas. "From day one, an exceptional work environment has been the cornerstone of SAS' philosophy and world-renowned culture."

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 50,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know®

The Canadian subsidiary of SAS has been in operation for 26 years. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS employs 263 people across the country at its Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montréal offices. www.sas.com/canada

About Mediacorp

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of quality employment periodicals and guides. The Toronto-based publisher manages the annual Canada's Top 100Employers project, which includes the national competition as well as 18 popular regional and special-interest competitions. Mediacorp also operates the popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which lets job-seekers find new job postings -- and verified information on perks and benefits --directly from thousands of employers across Canada. Last year, more than 5.3 million people used Eluta.ca, making it one of the nation's most-visited career sites. Each year, Mediacorp organizes a policy-oriented conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project called the "Top Employer Summit", which is Canada's largest annual gathering of senior-level human resources professionals. Mediacorp also organizes two other popular conferences each year, focusing on diversity employment and green workplaces.

SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2011 SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. The Power to Know®.

SOURCE SAS Canada

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Suzanne Sprajcar
Suzanne.sprajcar@sas.com
416-307-4634

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