EDC named "Top 100 Employer" for seventh year in a row

    OTTAWA, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Export Development Canada is proud to
announce that it has been recognized as one of Canada's "Top 100 Employers"
for the seventh consecutive year. In addition, EDC has been recognized as a
Top 20 employer in the National Capital Region for the second year in a row.
With a focus on green initiatives and environmental leadership, employee
engagement and innovative programs to recruit new Canadians, EDC has made the
list for a record seven years straight.
    "Our seventh consecutive ranking recognizes EDC as a leading employer. It
also recognizes our employees' contribution in creating the positive work
environment we enjoy," said Eric Siegel, President and CEO of EDC. "There is a
real passion at EDC for growing Canada's trade, and that energy is a key
driver for our success overall."
    The annual survey is sponsored by Mediacorp Canada Inc. and Maclean's
magazine. The resulting list of 100 is considered by the survey sponsors to
represent outstanding employers that lead their industries in attracting and
retaining quality employees.
    Employers were evaluated on the following criteria: business expansion
and growth; physical workplace; work atmosphere and social, health, financial
and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications;
performance management; continuing education and professional development; and
community involvement.
    For more information, visit www.CanadasTop100.com

    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 6,400 Canadian
companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year.
EDC is financially self-sustaining and is a recognized leader in financial
reporting, economic analysis and has been named one of Canada's Top 100
Employers for seven consecutive years.

For further information:

For further information: Phil Taylor, Public Affairs, Export Development
Canada, (613) 598-2904, ptaylor@edc.ca

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