BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2012) - Medtronic of Canada is ranked in the Top 100 Employers in Canada for 2013, for the third year in a row, according to Mediacorp's annual competition.
Medtronic Inc., a world leading medical technology company, has close to 450 employees at Medtronic of Canada and sells, services and distributes medical devices used in cardiovascular medicine, diabetes, spinal and neurosurgery, and ear, nose and throat surgery. Neil Fraser, President of Medtronic of Canada, remarked that being selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers was very rewarding and a true recognition of the commitment and dedication of the employees.
"It's our employees who make Medtronic a great workplace with their unique talents and skills and strong commitment to excellence in everything that they do. At Medtronic, we are committed to ensuring we nurture a positive working environment for employees, and place a strong emphasis on best practice in the workplace." said Fraser. "Working together, we continually strive for performance excellence in order to provide the highest levels of product quality and service to the patients and physicians we serve worldwide."
The company's new LEED certified head office, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, tuition subsidies as well as great in-house training, mentoring and job-shadowing programs are among the many reasons Medtronic was chosen as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, for the past three consecutive years.
The Top 100 Employers award recognizes companies that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees. This year, the recruitment histories of more than 75,000 employers across Canada were reviewed and 16,000 of these were invited to apply. A blue-ribbon academic Advisory Board oversees the selection criteria for each year's competition. The distinguished panel members, drawn from universities across Canada, have each written or edited a major Human Resources textbook in Canada.
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 745 Canadians. Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Medtronic has regional offices in Vancouver and Montreal, including a manufacturing facility, Medtronic CryoCath, located in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. www.medtronic.ca
Now in its 11th 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 resources professionals.
For the list of 2011 winners, please visit: www.CanadasTop100.com