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    KPMG selected as among best companies to work for by the Financial Post

    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - For the first time, KPMG in Canada ("KPMG") has
been selected as among the top 10 best employers to work for in 2009,
according to the Financial Post. This highly sought after award is given to
companies that offer strong career advancement opportunities together with
leading-edge employee rewards. Over 15,000 companies are invited to apply for
one of 10 spots as an employer of choice.
    "In this knowledge based industry, our people are our most valuable
asset, so to be recognized as among the 10 best companies to work for in
Canada is a huge honour for us," said Mario Paron, Chief Human Resources
Officer, KPMG. "This is the first year that KPMG has won this award, and we
will continually strive toward being an employer of choice year after year,"
said Paron.
    In today's competitive job market, employers need to offer their people
opportunities for career development right from day one-or, in some cases,
even before. Some of the unique programs KPMG offers that provide innovative
growth opportunities for our people are:

    
    -   KPMG's Audit I program, which provides an unprecedented opportunity
        to a select number of our new hires to receive global training from
        their first days at the firm. Those selected have the opportunity to
        build their professional network by meeting partners and other new
        hires from around the world, while representing Canada amongst other
        KPMG member firms in one of the world's historical centres - Athens,
        Greece.

    -   The Fast Forward Leadership Conference is designed to help KPMG
        recognize potential leaders in first and second year university
        students. This annual event takes place in Hollywood, California, and
        is attended by over 150 participants from Canada and the US. Fast
        Forward provides an opportunity for students to get an inside look at
        life at KPMG, while building key skills that can help in many aspects
        of their lives.

    -   GO, the Global Opportunities program offers KPMG people the chance to
        live and work for up to 2 years in another member firm around the
        globe. Global reach is one of KPMG's most valuable assets as a
        professional services firm. Our aim is to develop people and transfer
        knowledge across borders, while at the same time delivering value to
        clients and communities, and enriching the life experiences of our
        people. There are currently over 90 countries that participate in the
        program, with the most popular destinations for Canadians being the
        US, UK and Australia.
    

    "A key aspect of our strategy to recruit, retain and develop our people
is to provide them with a multitude of learning opportunities within the firm.
Programs like these are designed to create the conditions for professional
development and, ultimately, advancement for our people," said Paron.
    Now entering its 4th year, the Financial Post's Ten Best Companies to
Work For competition is organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100
Employers. This special designation recognizes fast-growing companies in
Canada that offer tremendous career advancement opportunities together with
leading-edge employee perks and benefits.

    
    About KPMG in Canada
    --------------------
    

    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 contact: Shilpa Kotecha, KPMG,
skotecha@kpmg.ca, (416) 777-8918; French media, please contact: Isabelle
Petibon, KPMG, ipetibon@kpmg.ca, (514) 840-8067


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