EllisDon Named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - EllisDon has been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. The ranking is determined by Mediacorp Canada Inc. and the full study will be published in Maclean's and The Globe and Mail, on Oct. 8th and 9th respectively.

EllisDon beat out 2,500 other companies to make the list, and the company adds this accolade to its already impressive list of accomplishments. Earlier this year, EllisDon was named, for the second year in a row, as Canada's Top Employer, according to Hewitt's study for Report on Business Magazine. The company is also a Platinum member of Canada's 50 Best Managed companies; and, it has also been on the list of Canada's 30 Best Pension and Benefits Plans for three consecutive years.

"EllisDon has never lost sight of the benefits of striving to be a 'life time employer' and holds our leaders accountable for building an environment which incents people to want to start and finish their careers with EllisDon' says Janine Szczepanowski, V.P. of Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development of EllisDon.

To develop the Top 100 list, Mediacorp examines the recruitment histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada which are tracked for its job search site, Eluta.ca. From this group, a select group of employers are invited to apply, and they must complete an extensive application process which includes a detailed review of their operations and HR practices.

"What we are observing is the `great reset' when it comes to working conditions and the expectations Canadians have of their employers," says Tony Meehan, Publisher of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. "Things we have taken for granted for a generation -- like the desirability of private pension plans and the role of government in the workplace -- are up for discussion in a way we have never seen before."

Each winner is graded in eight key areas: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training Skills & Development and (8) Community Involvement.

About EllisDon

EllisDon is a leading employee-owned global company delivering construction expertise, services and specialized support to clients throughout the world. Completing in excess of $2 billion in new construction annually, EllisDon employs approximately 1,000 people and has a presence in Canada and the United States, as well as offices in the West Indies, the United Arab Emirates and Greece. Incorporated in 1951, EllisDon has distinguished itself through its people and its innovative practices. Offering not only general contracting, construction management and project management but now a growing range of construction consulting services in building sciences, risk management and technology, EllisDon is behind some of the most exciting infrastructure, manufacturing and retail projects in the world. For more information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.

About Mediacorp

Now in its 10th year, the Canada's Top 100 Employers competition recognizes employers that are industry leaders at attracting and retaining employees. The annual competition is organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the nation's largest publisher of employment-related periodicals and online directories. Since 1992, over one million of Mediacorp's job-hunting guides have been sold. Mediacorp also operates the popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which lets job-seekers find new job postings - and verified information on perks and benefits - directly from thousands of employers across Canada. Last year, more than 3.8 million people used Eluta.ca, making it one of the nation's most-visited career sites. Each year, Mediacorp also organizes a policy-oriented conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project called the "Top Employer Summit", which is Canada's largest annual gathering of senior-level human ifresources professionals.

SOURCE EllisDon Corporation

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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