EllisDon has One of Canada's 30 Best Pension and Benefit Plans

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 16 /CNW/ - EllisDon has been named by Benefits
Canada magazine as having one of Canada's 30 Best Pension and Benefits Plans.
EllisDon's inclusion in the "30 Best" list is the latest of a number of awards
given to the company this year. EllisDon was named the number one Employer in
Canada, by Hewitt's 50 Best Employers study for The Globe & Mail's Report on
Business Magazine. EllisDon was also named as one of Canada's Best Managed
companies which is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National
Post and Queen's School of Business.
    EllisDon, along with 29 other companies, was chosen as having one of the
best benefit programs in Canada. Data from over 150,000 employees at more than
200 Canadian organizations was used to decide this year's list of the 30 Best
Pension and Benefit Plans.
    "The organizations that appear on the 2008 list of Canada's 30 Best
Pension and Benefit Plans did not achieve this recognition because they
necessarily offer the most innovative employee benefits," said Don Bisch,
editor of Benefits Canada. "But they all do three things extraordinarily well.
They listen to their employees and offer programs that meet their needs; they
communicate to them well, so workers understand and appreciate their benefits;
and they deliver them properly so employees avoid any administrative hassle.
For high employee satisfaction with retirement and benefit programs, all of
these factors must be present."
    To ensure that their benefit program remains competitive and attractive,
EllisDon conducts regular reviews of their program, keeps track of competitor
programs, works closely with their service providers, and stays abreast of
benefit changes in the market place.
    "At EllisDon, we offer a flexible and unique benefit program that is
important to each employee. For example, we don't cap our tuition
reimbursement program, rather we invest in what is right for the employee and
the company," said Janine Szczepanowski, EllisDon's Vice President of
Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development. "Being recognized as having one of
the 30 Best Benefit Plans in Canada is a testament to our focus on attracting
and retaining the best people for EllisDon."

    About EllisDon

    EllisDon is a global company delivering construction expertise, services
and specialized support to clients throughout the world. EllisDon employs
approximately 1200 people with a presence in Canada and the United States, as
well as offices in the West Indies, the United Arab Emirates and Greece,
EllisDon ranks among the world's leading construction services firms. Offering
not only general contracting, construction management and project management
but a growing range of equity, IT and communication services, EllisDon is
behind some of the most exciting infrastructure, manufacturing and retail
projects in the world. For more information, contact Rishma Mangat at

    About Benefits Canada

    Benefits Canada is the country's original and most influential pension
and benefits publication for key decision-makers in thousands of Canadian
workplaces. Senior finance executives, pension board trustees, benefits
professionals, human resource managers and industry specialists have turned to
the magazine for 30 years to help make informed decisions about their pension
and benefits plans. Published monthly, Benefits Canada provides award winning
editorial content, including in-depth features, exclusive industry reports,
profiles of innovative plan sponsors, expert analysis, critical statistical
data, and a wide range of national and international news and trends. For more
information, visit www.benefitscanada.com.

For further information:

For further information: Rishma Mangat, EllisDon Corporation, Phone:
(905) 896-8900, Fax: (905) 896-8911, 89 Queensway Ave West, Suite 800,
Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 2V2, www.ellisdon.com

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