BDC one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the third consecutive year



    MONTREAL, Oct. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada
(BDC) is proud to announce that it has been ranked amongst Canada's Top 100
Employers for 2009, the third consecutive year BDC has made the Top 100 list.
    The annual Canada's Top 100 Employers competition, which recognizes
employers with outstanding workplace environments, is conducted by Mediacorp
Canada Inc. In making the list for 2009, BDC was also recognized as one of the
Top Employers in Montréal for the third year in a row.
    "Receiving this prestigious distinction for the third time highlights
BDC's ongoing efforts to be one of the best places to work in Canada. We have
always been intensely committed to cultivating a highly-qualified and engaged
workforce that prides itself on its reputation and its commitment to helping
Canadian entrepreneurs. I would like to thank our employees for ensuring our
organizational performance and success in this extremely competitive labour
market," said Jean-René Halde, BDC's President and CEO.
    BDC offers a stimulating work environment where employees make a real
difference for entrepreneurs and contribute to a socially responsible
organization. They are part of a team that embraces diversity and respects
differences and have multiple opportunities for learning and growth.
    BDC was selected from a group of over 2,000 employers that participated
in the Top 100 application process. The recruitment history of over 60,000
employers across Canada was reviewed - and more than 16,000 employers across
the nation were invited to apply.

    About BDC

    BDC is Canada's business development bank. From 94 branches across the
country, BDC promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing,
venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs. BDC works with
entrepreneurs in all industries, through all economic cycles and focuses on
helping small and medium sized businesses in their development projects, local
and global. BDC manages a $10.6 billion loan and investment portfolio and
serves over 28,000 clients. Small and medium sized businesses make up 99.7% of
all employer businesses in Canada. Visit www.bdc.ca for more information.




For further information:

For further information: Johanne Bissonnette, Media Relations Manager,
(514) 283-7929, johanne.bissonnette@bdc.ca


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