CIBC named one of Canada's Best Employers for New Canadians for sixth
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 cibc.com 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
-- 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
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 www.cibc.com.
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