CIBC named one of Canada's Best Employers for New Canadians for sixth consecutive year

CIBC named one of Canada's Best Employers for New Canadians for sixth 
consecutive year 
Recognized for innovative programs that help create opportunities for New 
TORONTO, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) - CIBC has been 
named for the sixth consecutive year, as one of the best places in the country 
for new Canadians to work. 
"From a talent and client perspective, New Canadians play an important role in 
the future of our country, and our workforce needs to continue to mirror the 
diversity we see within our communities," said John Silverthorn, Senior Vice 
President, Talent Management, CIBC. "CIBC is proud to play a role in helping 
newcomers to Canada establish a strong new start." 
CIBC was selected for the award by Mediacorp Canada Inc, the editors of 
Canada's Top 100 Employers. The award recognizes companies that offer 
innovative programs that assist individuals with making the transition to a 
new workplace and a new life in Canada. 
CIBC is proud to offer initiatives and programs to attract new Canadians 

    --  A broad range of information on to help new Canadians
        find employment at CIBC or within the financial services
        industry in Canada.
    --  The launch of a new International Professionals Network, a
        program which focuses on workplace integration initiatives to
        support our new Canadian employees with integrating into CIBC's
        workplace culture.
    --  Mentoring and internship programs provided to skilled
        immigrants through various community partners, such as the
        Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council's Mentoring
        Partnership program; ACCES Employment's unique speed mentoring
        program, where mentors from across the bank meet one-on-one
        with new Canadians looking for employment opportunities; and
        Career Bridge, which provides career-track internships to help
        skilled newcomers gain valuable work experience leading to
    --  CIBC also helps to remove barriers to employment for newcomers
        by partnering with World Education Services (WES), a
        not-for-profit credential evaluation service. WES works to
        integrate internationally trained professionals by determining
        the Canadian equivalency of their credentials.

In addition to being recognized as one of Canada's Best Employers for New 
Canadians, CIBC was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2013, 
has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2013, and was 
chosen as a 2012 Partners in Diversity Award Recipient by the Canadian Centre 
for Diversity.

To learn more about diversity at CIBC please visit

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million 
personal banking and business clients. CIBC offers a full range of products 
and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches 
and offices across Canada, and has offices in the United States and around the 
world. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our 
Press Centre on our corporate website at

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