Siemens Canada named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014

Accolade reinforces company's commitment to workplace excellence  

    --  Siemens' flexible health benefits plan, first-rate vacation
        packages and employee engagement programs cited among reasons
        for selection.
    --  The 2014 competition marks the fourth time Siemens Canada has
        been honoured with the Top 100 Employers distinction.

OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada has again been named one of 
Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014, reflecting the company's commitment to 
providing a fulfilling workplace environment and best-in-class practices for 
its more than 4,500 employees from coast-to-coast. Winners were announced 
today in a special feature published by Mediacorp in The Globe and Mail.

Cited among the reasons for Siemens Canada's selection to the list is its 
flexible health benefits plan that allows employees to customize their 
coverage to suit their personal needs and life changes. Employee also receives 
three weeks of paid vacation to start and share in the company's success 
through a profit-sharing and share purchase plan.

Among the innovative internal programs Siemens Canada promotes to continuously 
enhance the workplace experience, is its "Ways of Working" concept - a program 
that provides a flexible work environment, including telecommuting, to offer 
employees a better work-life balance. Siemens also operatesan employee 
suggestion program that encourages employees to share their improvement ideas. 
Ideas that lead to savings or new revenues are evaluated for their impact and 
can lead to financial bonus payments of up to $100,000.

Siemens also prides itself on its corporate social responsibility (CSR) 
program. Employees and management work together to support their charity of 
record, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and have raised $1.5 million over the past 15 
years to support the search for a cure. Siemens Canada also supports Habitat 
for Humanity and Tree Canada as part of its annual CSR calendar. A national 
employee-driven committee directs CSR Siemens' efforts across the country.

Now in its 14(th) year, The Canada's Top 100 Employers competition is the 
largest editorial project of its kind in Canada, with thousands of employers 
taking part in each year's application process. The project's distinguishing 
feature is that its editors publish detailed reasons, providing transparency 
in the selection of winners and practical guidance for job-seekers about 
exceptional workplaces.

To develop this year's Top 100 list, Mediacorp examined the recruitment 
histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada that it tracks for its 
widely-used job search engine, From this initial group, editors 
invited 25,000 employers across the country that created new opportunities in 
the past year. Employers completed an extensive application process that 
included a detailed review of their operations and HR practices, comparing 
them to others in their industry and region.

    --  "Receiving the Top 100 distinction is great news for Siemens
        Canada. It reaffirms our efforts to provide the best and most
        sustainable work environment, inspiring employees today and
        into the future and will help assure our goal of attracting and
        retaining the best talent."
         - Kim Velluso, Vice President, Human Resources, Siemens Canada
    --  "Winning organizations consistently have leaders who recognize
        the importance of becoming an employer-of- choice, making it
        part of their organization's DNA from the shop floor to the
        - Richard Yerema, Author, Canada's Top 100 Employers

About Siemens Canada 
For more than 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make 
Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,500 
employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the fields 
of industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure solutions for cities. Since 
it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens has stood for technical 
achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada 
in fiscal 2012 (ended September 30), were $2.1 billion CAD. The company has 53 
offices and 14 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada. Further 
information is available at

SOURCE  Siemens Canada Limited 
 Contact for journalists: Ann Adair, VP Communications & Strategy, Siemens 
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