Medtronic of Canada, Ltd.

Medtronic of Canada, Ltd.

March 14, 2012 10:00 ET

Medtronic of Canada Celebrates Best Employer for New Canadians Award for 2012

Medtronic of Canada Recognized for its Leadership Embracing New Immigrants

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 2012) -

ATTN: Business, GTA, Community Editors

Medtronic of Canada Ltd. (Medtronic), a trusted Canadian leader in innovative medical technologies and health system solutions, has been recognized as a Best Employer for New Canadians for 2012, as part of Mediacorp's annual competition. This special designation recognizes the nation's best employers for recent immigrants and is based on how effectively an organization uses interesting programs to assist talented new Canadians in making the transition to a new workplace and life in Canada.

"We are very pleased to be awarded a Best Employer for New Canadians," said Neil Fraser, President of Medtronic of Canada. We are extremely proud of our new immigrant employees and embrace the creativity and innovation they bring. Their contribution is invaluable to the success of our organization - and diversity is a significant strength and business advantage."

Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Medtronic has developed partnerships with organizations such as ACCES Employment, the Newcomer Centre of Peel, and the Dufferin-Peel Adult Learning Centre to actively engage new immigrants. "We have been very successful securing well-qualified and highly motivated individuals. Our focus on diversity and inclusion is a key element of our talent management strategies," said André Guérin, Director of Human Resources.

Now entering its sixth year, the Best Employers for New Canadians competition is managed by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers in partnership with ALLIES, a joint initiative of the The Maytree Foundation and The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

The recognition of Best Employer for New Canadians in 2012 is one of many honours Medtronic of Canada has received over the last few years. In 2011 and 2012, Medtronic was ranked as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and a Top Employer in the GTA by Media Corp. It was also ranked one of Canada's Best Workplaces and one of the Best Workplaces for Women in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute of Canada 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 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

About Mediacorp

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of quality employment periodicals and guides. The Toronto-based publisher manages the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes the national competition as well as 18 regional and special-interest competitions. Mediacorp also operates a popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, that lets job-seekers find new job postings - and verified editorial information on perks and benefits - directly from thousands of employers across Canada. For details on award criteria and employer selection visit: www.canadastop100.com/immigrants.

www.mediacorp.ca

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