EllisDon Makes List of Canada's 30 Best Pension and Benefits Plans for Third Consecutive Year



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 22 /CNW/ - EllisDon has been named, for the third
year in a row, as having one of Canada's 30 Best Pension and Benefits Plans by
Benefits Canada magazine. The study, conducted by Hewitt Associates, is based
on data that Hewitt has gathered over the past year from 115,000 employees at
more than 200 organizations through the Best Employers in Canada study and
individual organizational studies.
    "The organizations that appear on the 2009 Top 30 Pension and Benefits
Plans list did not necessarily achieve this recognition because they offer the
most innovative or richest employee benefit programs," said Alyssa Hodder,
editor of Benefits Canada. "But they do provide benefits that meet the needs
of their employees and position them well in their industry."
    Adds Sandra Wilson, EllisDon's Manager, Compensation and Benefits, "At
EllisDon we care a great deal about the health and well being of our
employees. We feel work life balance is very important, and strive to ensure
our employees understand and take advantage of all the benefits offered to
them. We continually investigate latest trends and review what we offer to
make sure it fits our employees' needs. We take great pride in offering the
best benefits so we can retain and attract the best people in the industry."
    In addition to conducting formal reviews of the benefits and compensation
programs, EllisDon also engages regular employee feedback on which elements
work, which don't, and what the employees would like to see more of, all with
the goal of making the programs valued and relevant for those they serve.
    As an example, the company recently launched Gym Membership Discounts in
order to support employees in their quest to get healthier. Under the program,
employees are eligible for corporate discounts at a number of fitness
facilities across the country. This initiative is just one of the ways that
EllisDon continues to put its biggest asset - its employees - first.

    About EllisDon

    EllisDon is a leading employee-owned global company delivering
construction expertise, services and specialized support to clients throughout
the world. Completing in excess of $2 billion in new construction annually,
EllisDon has distinguished itself through its people and its innovative
practices and has a presence in Canada and the United States, as well as
offices in the West Indies and the United Arab Emirates. For more information,
please visit www.ellisdon.com.

    About Benefits Canada

    Benefits Canada is the country's original and most influential pension
and benefits publication for key decision-makers in thousands of Canadian
workplaces. Senior finance executives, pension board trustees, benefits
professionals, HR managers and industry specialists have turned to the
magazine for more than 30 years to help make informed decisions about their
pension and benefits plans. Published monthly, Benefits Canada provides award
winning editorial content, including in-depth features, exclusive industry
reports, profiles of innovative plan sponsors, expert analysis, critical
statistical data, and a wide range of national and international news and
trends. Benefits Canada also publishes a daily e-bulletin. For more
information, visit www.benefitscanada.com.





For further information:

For further information: Rishma Mangat, EllisDon Corporation, Phone:
(905) 896-8900, Fax: (905) 896-8911, 89 Queensway Ave West, Suite 800,
Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 2V2, www.ellisdon.com


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