BDC continues to rank among Best Employers for New Canadians

MONTREAL, April 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of the Best Employers for New Canadians for 2010. This is the third consecutive year that BDC has received this distinction.

The award is presented by Canada's Best Employers for New Canadians, a nation-wide competition managed by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers in partnership with ALLIES, a joint initiative of the Maytree Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

"We are proud to have been chosen as a best employer for new Canadians for the third year in a row," says Mary Karamanos, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources at BDC. "Inclusiveness and diversity are an important part of BDC's culture and make us a stronger, more vibrant organization, able to respond to the needs of entrepreneurs with diverse cultural backgrounds."

Now in its fourth year, the competition recognizes employers who offer leading programs to assist new Canadians in making the transition to a new workplace and a new life in Canada. BDC's human resource practices include recognizing foreign educational credentials, actively recruiting new Canadians and conducting internal diversity awareness activities.

BDC has also been selected as a one of Canada's Best Diversity Employer for 2010.

About BDC

BDC is Canada's business development bank. From 100 offices across the country, BDC promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs.

SOURCE Business Development Bank of Canada

For further information: For further information: Johanne Bissonnette, Media Relations Manager, Business Development Bank of Canada, (514) 283-7929,

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