Medtronic of Canada Recognized as One of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 2013

Medtronic of Canada Recognized as One of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 2013 
Diversity and inclusion initiatives a key part of creating a best
workplace environment 
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 --  
ATTN: National, 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 one of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 2013, as part
of the Great Place to Work(R) 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(C)
score, and is combined with a Culture Audit(C) to determine the
"We are very proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Best
Workplaces for the third 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 Medtronic Traits, which include customer focus, driven to win,
inspiring others and mission values."  
As part of its Culture Audit, Medtronic of Canada was recognized by
the Great Place to Work(R) Institute for its various diversity and
inclusion initiatives. Medtronic of Canada has a history of
partnering with various community organizations to actively engage
new immigrants. In 2012, Medtronic of Canada helped recent immigrants
gain Canadian experience by providing on-the-job training in their
offices. "To connect with new immigrants, we first worked with the
Newcomer Centre of Peel, a non-profit organization that serves the
region of Peel." says Andre Guerin, Director of HR. "We then
carefully review the candidate's international skills and
qualifications and ensure that we provide on-the-job experience that
will leverage or enhance these skills."  
Each trainee receives a monetary honorarium from Medtronic. Last
year, Medtronic provided on-the-job experience to four
internationally trained professionals, whom they have now hired
either on a permanent or contract basis.  
The recognition of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 2013 is one of
many honours Medtronic of Canada has received over the last few
years. Since 2011, Medtronic was ranked as one of Canada's Top 100
Employers and a Top Employer in the GTA each year, and a Best
Employer for New Canadians since 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 and 2012.  
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 700
Canadians. Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Medtronic has regional
offices in Vancouver and Montreal, including a manufacturing
facility, Medtronic CryoCath, located in Pointe-Claire, Quebec.
Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
MaryBeth McKenzie
Communications and Public Relations
(+1 416) 579-2823
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