Medtronic of Canada Ltd.

Medtronic of Canada Ltd.

November 27, 2013 14:37 ET

Medtronic of Canada Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Active Community Engagement; Recognized as One of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2014

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 27, 2013) - Medtronic of Canada Ltd. (Medtronic), a trusted Canadian leader in innovative medical technologies and health system solutions, is pleased to have been recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2014.

This award builds on the recognition Medtronic received in October, 2013 as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014, for the fourth consecutive year. Among the many reasons for being selected include Medtronic's tuition subsidies for employees and their children, a top tier benefits package, which includes an excellent pension plan and their diversity and inclusion initiatives. Medtronic works with several community organizations within the GTA, including ACCES Employment, the Newcomer Centre of Peel, the Dufferin-Peel Adult Learning Centre, and the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) to connect with new Canadians.

"Medtronic is truly a great employer for new Canadians in the GTA. I found my passion here as my work perfectly matches my previous work experience and skill. I like the culture - the core values of the company, including diversity and inclusion, which also represent the values of this country." says Michael Sun, Inventory Supply Chain Analyst.

Medtronic of Canada is also active in the community, which is a key tenet of its mission and one of the reasons employees are drawn to the organization. From October to December, Medtronic of Canada participated in the Walk to End Women's Cancers, conducted a food drive for the Eden Community Food Bank, launched its annual United Way campaign and its annual Adopt-a-Family program, and saw its employees participate in Movember. Medtronic of Canada is also a regular contributor to the Adopt-a-Class program at The Ontario Science Centre and will have its products featured in the upcoming The Human Edge exhibit, launching in December.

This is the fourth year in a row that Medtronic of Canada has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, and builds on the recognition it received in April as one of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 2013 (for a third time). Since 2011, Medtronic has ranked as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and a Top Employer in the GTA, was named Best Employer for New Canadians in 2012 by Media Corp. It has also ranked one of the Best Workplaces for Women in Canada and one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute in 2011.

About Medtronic of Canada Ltd.

Medtronic of Canada Ltd. is a trusted Canadian leader delivering innovative health system solutions and advanced medical technologies to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life in the areas of cardiovascular medicine, diabetes, spinal and neurosurgery, and ear, nose, throat surgery. Medtronic is proud to employ more than 700 Canadians. Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Medtronic has regional offices in Vancouver and Montreal, including a manufacturing facility, Medtronic CryoCath, located in Pointe-Claire, Quebec.

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