Medtronic of Canada Ltd.

Medtronic of Canada Ltd.

April 23, 2012 13:52 ET

Medtronic of Canada Recognized as One of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 2012

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives a Key Part of Creating a Best Workplace Environment

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2012) -

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Medtronic of Canada Ltd. (Medtronic), a trusted Canadian leader in innovative medical technologies and health system solutions, has been recognized as one of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 2012, as part of the Great Place to Work® Institute's annual competition. This special designation recognizes the Top 50 large and multinational companies with more than 1,000 employees worldwide. It is based primarily on a survey of employees, which generates a Trust Index© score, and is combined with a Culture Audit© to determine the winners.

"We are very proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Best Workplaces for the second year in a row," said Neil Fraser, President of Medtronic of Canada. "This award is particularly significant because it is based on candid, anonymous feedback from employees. I believe it reflects the dedication of our employees to the Medtronic mission-alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life-and to our Core Behaviours, which include customer focus, accountability, passion to win, candour, courage, trust and respect."

As part of its Culture Audit, Medtronic of Canada was recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute for its various diversity and inclusion initiatives. "In early 2011, Medtronic of Canada created a Diversity and Inclusion Coalition," said André Guérin, Director of Human Resources. "The Coalition's mandate is to promote a more inclusive culture by supporting the hiring and advancement of diverse groups and by championing diversity programs and policies." Medtronic of Canada also has a history of partnering with various community organizations to actively engage new immigrants.

The recognition of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 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, and a Best Employer for New Canadians in 2012 by Media Corp. It was 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 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.

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