Putting people first: PricewaterhouseCoopers celebrates sixth year as top

    PwC recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada

TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is proud once again to be named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2010. This marks the sixth year in a row that PwC is recognized as a top employer.

At PwC, we are focused on engaging and motivating our people to give their best everyday and to help them develop to their full potential. We offer comprehensive development programs, competitive employee benefits packages and progressive national and global career programs. PwC also supports and encourages ongoing employee involvement with corporate and social initiatives responsibility initiatives. Some of our people programs and initiatives include:

    -  Coaching, development and learning: PwC focuses on coaching, career
       development and continuous learning to help all of our people reach
       their full potential. Each person at the firm is assigned a coach who
       provides them with advice for their professional growth throughout
       their career. We also offer ongoing development opportunities through
       on-the-job and formal learning experiences.

    -  Rewards and recognition: The firm's CEO Award is a nomination-based
       program that recognizes employees who have distinguished themselves
       and delivered an outstanding experience for our people and clients.
       The 2009 winners in three categories: People, Client and Team, were
       recently honoured at a gala event, where individual winners walked
       away with $10,000 each, while the team winners shared in a $25,000

    -  Community involvement: Team Volunteering, the most recognizable
       program of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation, engages our
       people in meaningful, day-long projects for worthwhile causes. In the
       fiscal year 2009, nearly 45% of PwC employees participated in this

"Despite the difficult economy, we remain committed to our people and giving them a range of opportunities to succeed both personally and professionally. Achieving our goals of becoming a high performing and distinctive firm will only be realized if we continue to put our people first" says Chris Clark, CEO and Canadian Senior Partner of PwC Canada. "Being a top employer for six years is external recognition of our efforts to deliver a distinctive experience for our people and to make PwC an employer of choice."

The tenth edition of Mediacorp Canada Inc.'s annual competition for "Canada's Top 100 Employers" invited 16,000 employers to apply for the competition from a range of industries across the country. Participants are required to complete an extensive application process that includes a detailed review of operations, HR practices, charitable efforts and community involvement.

For more information on Mediacorp's Top 100 methodology, please visit www.mediacorp.ca.

For more information on career opportunities with PwC, please visit www.pwc.com/ca.

About PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com) provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 155,000 people in 153 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/ca) and its related entities have more than 5,200 partners and staff in offices across the country.

"PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, or, as the context requires, the PricewaterhouseCoopers global network or other member firms of the network, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.


For further information: For further information: Carolyn Forest, (416) 814-5730, carolyn.forest@ca.pwc.com; Kiran Chauhan, (416) 947-8983, kiran.chauhan@ca.pwc.com; Nina Godard, (416) 941-8383, x13520, nina.godard@ca.pwc.com

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