KPMG Named One of Canada's Top 20 Best Companies for New Canadians



    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - KPMG has been recognized by Media Corp as one of
the 'Top 20 Best Employers for New Canadians' for 2008. KPMG shares this
honour with nineteen other employers from across Canada and is proud to lead
their peers in creating a workplace that welcomes new Canadians, respects and
celebrates diverse backgrounds, and provides opportunity to make the most of
their skills, education and individual talents.
    "We are pleased to be recognized for the work we have done to help our
KPMG employees who are also new Canadians," says Mario Paron, Chief HR
Officer. "By working to ensure an easier transition for new Canadians, the
firm continues to make strides in creating an inclusive workplace for all of
our people."
    Launched in 2007, the Best Employers for New Canadians competition
recognizes the nation's best employers for recent immigrants. Each employer
was 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 here at KPMG are as follows:

    -   The International Club - a firm-wide network that helps connect new
        international hires with others from a country of the same origin.
        The purpose of this network is to help new Canadians feel comfortable
        in a new country and become more familiar with Canadian culture
    -   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) to help skilled immigrants in Toronto get
        established and find appropriate work. We now have over 50 active
        mentors, and are the 4th largest corporate partner.
    

    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 145 countries and have more
than 123,000 professionals working around the world.
    The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG
International, a Swiss cooperative. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and
separate entity, and describes itself as such.





For further information:

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


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