Aecon Recognized as one of the Top Employers in Canada

    TORONTO, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that
it has been named one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada for 2009. The annual
Top 100 Employers list is organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and published in
Maclean's magazine.
    To develop the Top 100 list, Mediacorp invited 16,000 employers to apply.
To participate, employers complete an extensive application process, which
includes a detailed review of their organization's operations and HR policies.
For the 2009 list, over 2000 employers started the application process.
    Aecon was recognized, among other things, for its financial benefits and
compensation, health and family-friendly benefits, work atmosphere and
communication, and community involvement.
    "We put a great deal of energy and attention into providing the kind of
opportunities and work environment that allow us to attract and retain the
best team in our business," said Scott Balfour, President and CFO, Aecon Group
Inc. "The fact that we've made the Top 100 for 2009 suggests we are succeeding
in that objective, and we are very pleased to be included on this list of some
of Canada's most prestigious, employee-focused organizations."
    Aecon is also pleased to be recognized as one of the 50 Best Employers in
Canada as published by Report on Business Magazine. Aecon Group Inc. is
Canada's largest publicly traded construction and infrastructure development
company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public
sector clients throughout Canada and internationally.

    The information in this news release includes certain forward-looking
statements. These statements are based upon assumptions that are subject to
significant risks and uncertainties which are discussed in greater detail in
the section entitled "Risk Factors and Uncertainties" in Management's
Discussion and Analysis of operating results and Financial Condition for the
year ended December 31, 2007 filed on SEDAR at Although Aecon
believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are
reasonable, it can give no assurance that the expectations of any
forward-looking statements will prove to be correct.

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For further information:

For further information: Mitch Patten, Vice President, Corporate
Affairs, Aecon Group Inc., (416) 297-2615,,

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