CALGARY, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (CP) was named to one of the
nation's "Top 100 Employers" of the year in a report released on Thursday.
Compiled by Mediacorp Canada, The Top 100 list, reviews recruitment
histories of more than 75,000 companies and CP was one of about 15,000 were
invited to apply for this prestigious honor and asked to complete an extensive
application process that included a detailed review of their operations and HR
practices. The Top 100 Employers are leaders in their respective industries
for attracting and retaining employees.
"We have an incredible variety of employment options at Canadian Pacific
for people just entering the job market and for those who want to make a
career move to something other than what they are currently doing," said
Andrew Shields, Vice-president Human Resources and Labour Relations for
Canadian Pacific. "I think that makes us attractive to many people."
CP believes its strong safety culture, benefit and compensation packages
for current employees and retirees, training and skills development
opportunities and many involvements with the public helped it earn a spot on
the list, which will get mention in the current edition of Maclean's magazine.
The railway's Community Connect initiatives - such as the CP Spirit Train that
is, even now, bringing the Olympic Spirit to communities across its network -
give employees a sense of connectedness and pride.
About Canadian Pacific:
Canadian Pacific, through the ingenuity of its employees located across
Canada and in the United States, remains committed to being the safest, most
fluid railway in North America. Our people are the key to delivering
innovative transportation solutions to our customers and to ensuring the safe
operation of our trains through the more than 900 communities where we
operate. Our combined ingenuity makes Canadian Pacific a better place to work,
rail a better way to ship, and North America a better place to live. Come and
visit us at www.cpr.ca to see how we can put our ingenuity to work for you.
Canadian Pacific is proud to be the official rail freight services provider
for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. For more
information on the CP Spirit Train visit www.cpspirittrain.com
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