Calian Technologies Ltd.
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Calian Technologies Ltd.

April 20, 2015 17:00 ET

Calian Wins $11 Million Oil Sands Health Services Contract

(All amounts in this release are in Canadian Dollars)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 20, 2015) - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that Calian's Health Services team has been awarded an $11 million contract to provide nursing services to a major oil sands mining project in Western Canada.

Calian will be providing quality nursing services in support of both the occupational and non-occupational health care requirements for this project's 5,000+ person operation. Calian will support the operational needs of the site's' Medical Centre 24 hours a day, seven days a week in accordance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety regulations for an isolated workforce. The contract starts May 1st, 2015 and runs for a period of five years.

"Calian is committed to delivering the best possible medical care to our clients, even in the most remote areas. We were pleased to have been chosen as the successful bidder and to add this major oil sands company to our growing list of health customers" stated Scott Murray, Vice President of Health Services at Calian.

"The second pillar of Calian's growth strategy is to diversify our client base and grow into the new sectors. This win demonstrates Calian's health team's ability to leverage our strong national medical practitioner network to support new customers" said Kevin Ford, President and CEO. "It also reaffirms that there continues to be significant opportunities for the growth of our health services in the oil and gas industry and other sectors " he continued.

About Calian Health Services

Calian is one of Canada's largest private sector medical services providers. We are a national healthcare services company with over 10 years of experience in the recruitment, employment and management of healthcare professionals, as well as the operational of primary care and occupational health clinics. With a network of over 1300 healthcare professionals, Calian supports over 6 million patient visits a year at over 165 locations across Canada. In Alberta alone, Canada Calian operates manages 26 medical clinics including our newly opened occupational health clinic in Fort McKay. In addition, Calian supports the provision of primary healthcare for over 8,000 Canadian Forces personnel at five locations across the province.

About Calian

Calian employs over 2,300 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. Calian operates under two distinct divisions. The Business and Technology Services division is headquartered in Ottawa. The division's capabilities include the provision of professional services to private and public sector organizations in health, training, engineering and IT services. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED), based in Saskatoon, plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America. Known for it unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, Calian seeks to be the best company to work for, buy from and invest in.

For further information, please visit our website at www.calian.com, or contact us at ir@calian.com

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Contact Information

  • Kevin Ford
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    613-599-8600
    613-599-8650 (FAX)

    Jacqueline Gauthier
    Chief Financial Officer
    613-599-8600
    613-599-8650 (FAX)
    ir@calian.com
    www.calian.com