KPMG Again Named Among Canada's Best Employers for New Canadians



    TORONTO, April 3 /CNW/ - KPMG has been recognized by Mediacorp as among
the top 25 Best Employers for New Canadians for 2009. KPMG shares this honour
with 24 other employers across the country, and is proud to lead its peers in
creating a workplace that welcomes new Canadians, respects and celebrates
diverse backgrounds, and provides new employees with the opportunity to make
the most of their skills, education, and individual talents.
    "We have been working hard to continually incorporate new programs at
KPMG to assist and support new Canadians who are existing employees of the
firm and those who are potential new hires," says Michael Bach, Deputy
Director of Diversity at KPMG.
    Launched in 2007, the Best Employers for New Canadians competition
recognizes the nation's best employers for recent immigrants. Each employer is
evaluated on the types of programs they offer new employees who are recent
immigrants to Canada and on the work they've done to reduce employment
barriers.

    
    Some of these programs at KPMG are as follows:

    -   Diversity in the Workplace Program - KPMG's Web-based training for
        all employees is designed to help further the understanding of
        diversity for everyone in the firm and explain why an inclusive work
        environment is so important for KPMG people, clients, and the market.
    -   Mentoring Partnership with TRIEC - In keeping with our commitment to
        support the creation of a diverse workforce, KPMG supports The
        Mentoring Partnership program of the Toronto Region Immigrant
        Employment Council (TRIEC), which helps skilled immigrants in Toronto
        get established and find appropriate work. We now have over 50 active
        mentors and are the 4th largest corporate partner.
    -   Mentoring Partnership with ERIEC - KPMG recently partnered with the
        newly formed Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) to
        develop projects for new Canadians in their western region offices.
    -   CA/Professional Designation Fees - KPMG reimburses the cost of CA
        equivalency courses or assessments for new Canadian employees writing
        the CA reciprocity exam in Canada.
    

    "We strive to develop a culture at KPMG that is both inclusive and
welcoming. Awards such as these further validate that what we are doing
internally for our people makes us a leader outside the organization as well,"
said Mario Paron, Chief Human Resources Officer at KPMG.
    For further information about KPMG's employee programs, please visit
www.kpmg.ca/careers.

    About KPMG

    KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the
laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm affiliated with KPMG
International, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax,
and Advisory services. Member firms operate in 144 countries and have more
than 137,000 professionals working around the world.
    Please visit www.kpmg.ca for further information.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Toronto, Shilpa Kotecha, (416)
777-8918, skotecha@kpmg.ca; Montréal, Lucie Frenière, (514) 840-2353,
lfreniere@kpmg.ca


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