Air Canada Named One of Canada's Top Employers for 2014

Air Canada among top 100 of 75,000 employers examined by Mediacorp competition 
MONTREAL, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been recognized as one 
of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" in an annual survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. 
The national competition, which begins by examining the recruitment histories 
of more than 75,000 employers across Canada, chooses top companies after 
conducting a detailed review of their operations and Human Resources 
practices, including a comparison of others in their industry and region. 
"Air Canada is pleased to be one of the top 100 employers in Canada. We invest 
a great deal in the well-being of our employees and we are thrilled to be 
recognized as a company that values its workforce through best practice 
programs and working conditions. Our employees, in turn, take great pride in 
delivering the safest and best possible customer experience every day," said 
Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Vice President Human Resources at Air Canada. "As a 
progressive employer,Air Canadahas always been attractiveto people 
seekingfulfilling career opportunities and we receive on average close to 
100 applications for each position we fill." 
The award is part of Mediacorp's "Canada's Top 100 Employers" project. The 
annual competition evaluates and identifies the country's leading companies 
and organizations for attracting and retaining employees. The competition 
focuses on eight key areas: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; 
health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee 
communications; performance management; training and skills development and 
community involvement. In citing Air Canada, Mediacorp noted that Air Canada 
"recognizes and encourages employee volunteers through the Volunteer 
Involvement Program - donating airline tickets to charitable organizations 
where employees volunteer." 
Those interested in a career with Air Canada are invited to consult the 
recruitment section of our website at 
About Air Canada 
Air Canada employs approximately 27,000 people and is Canada's largest 
domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five 
continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the 
world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides 
scheduled passenger service directly to60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations 
in the United States and67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, 
Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding 
member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation 
network serving 1,328 destinations in195 countries. Air Canada rewards its 
most loyal customers through its top tier recognition program, Altitude, that 
offers frequent flyers a range of priority travel services, lounge access and 
upgrades to Executive Class, complementing their membership in Aeroplan, 
Canada's premier loyalty program, which provides numerous ways to earn and 
redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150 travel and retail partners. 
Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to 
receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm 
Skytrax. In 2013, Air Canada was ranked for a fourth consecutive year "Best 
Airline in North America" in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million 
airline passengers conducted by Skytrax. According to the 2013 Canadian 
Business Travel Survey conducted by Ipsos Reid, Air Canada was the preferred 
airline for more than 80 percent of frequent business travellers in Canada. 
In 2012, readers of Global Traveler magazine voted Air Canada "Best Airline 
in North America," the readers of Business Traveler voted Air Canada "Best 
North American Airline for International Travel" and "Best In-Flight Services 
in North America," and the readers of Premier Traveler voted Air Canada "Best 
North American Airline for Business Class Service," "Best North American 
Airline for International Travel" and "Best Flight Attendants in North 
America." For more information on Air Canada visit, follow 
@AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

SOURCE  Air Canada 
IsabelleArthur (Montréal)514 422-5788 PeterFitzpatrick 
(Toronto)416 263-5576 AngelaMah (Vancouver)604 270-5741 
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