EDC makes Canada's Top 100 Employers list nine years in a row

OTTAWA, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Export Development Canada (EDC) is proud to be recognized today by Mediacorp Canada as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers(TM) -- the ninth consecutive year the corporation has received the honour.

"This achievement is a tribute to our management, our employees and to the hard work they all put in to ensuring that EDC remains a supportive and vibrant place to work," said Eric Siegel, President and CEO of EDC.

Among other attributes, EDC's 2010 submission highlighted its environmental and community initiatives, including an employee-led "Green Team" that continuously works to reduce EDC's carbon footprint, as well as the loan of employees to serve important social causes at home and abroad. EDC also takes pride in its extensive career development, training and health management programs and generous benefits.

"We work hard to maintain our standing as a top employer by offering employees some of the most progressive workplace programs and benefits in today's marketplace," said Susanne Laperle, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, of EDC. "Our long-standing record as a top employer also enables us to attract and retain some of the best talent Canada has to offer."

The Canada's Top 100 Employers (http://www.canadastop100.com/) competition examines the human resources practices and performance of more than 75,000 employers across Canada, inviting some 16,000 to apply. Employers are evaluated on criteria such as business growth, physical workplace and atmosphere, benefits, vacation, communications, employee engagement, professional development and community involvement. The program is sponsored by Mediacorp Canada Inc., in partnership with Maclean's magazine and the Globe and Mail.

EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC's knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 8,300 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining, a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis.

SOURCE Export Development Canada

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Phil Taylor, Export Development Canada, Tel: (613) 598-2904, Blackberry: ptaylor@edc.ca

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