CIBC once again named a Top Employer for young Canadians

Recognized for outstanding programs committed to Canada's younger workforce 
TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) has once again been 
named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People by Mediacorp Canada Inc. 
"CIBC is honoured to continue to be recognized for helping younger workers 
achieve their full potential," says Jacqueline Moss, Executive Vice-President, 
Human Resources, CIBC. "This award acknowledges the many programs and 
initiatives we have designed specifically for Canada's younger workforce, 
which give them opportunities to gain hands-on experience and develop 
transferable skills in a diverse and engaging workplace to help them build 
their careers." 
The award, managed by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers, 
recognizes companies that offer younger workers exceptional professional 
opportunities; attractive perks and benefits; and ongoing career development 
programs as they transition from school to work. 
Since 2010, the number of graduate, co-op, and summer hires recruited by CIBC 
has increased by almost 70 per cent. A key initiative that makes CIBC one of 
Canada's Top Employers for Young People is its Human Resources Development 
Program. The program provides upcoming graduates of a Masters of Business 
Administration or Human Resources Masters related program, who have a minimum 
of three years of work experience, an opportunity to gain exposure and access 
to leading professionals in the industry by rotating through four key HR areas 
in the bank: human resource consulting, employee relations, resourcing, and 
projects and change management. CIBC's recently launched GenNext program was 
also recognized for building leadership skills by providing younger employees 
with opportunities to volunteer in the community. 
As part of the bank's overall commitment to building stronger communities, 
CIBC also supports access to education for younger workers through scholarship 
funding, skills training and mentorship programs. In 2013, CIBC committed $12 
million to Canadian universities and colleges, of which more than $9 million 
went to post-secondary bursaries and scholarships. 
Over the past year, CIBC has also been recognized for several other 
industry-best practices, including: 

        --  One of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp;
        --  One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp;
        --  One of Canada's Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 by
        --  One of Canada's 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ by Achievers;
        --  The strongest bank in Canada and North America and the
            third-strongest bank in the world by Bloomberg
            Markets magazine;
        --  Among the Top 10 Safest Banks in North America by Global
            Finance magazine;
        --  A recipient of three innovation awards for the CIBC Mobile
            Payment App from ACT Canada;
        --  One of Canada's best 50 corporate citizens by Corporate
            Knights; and,
        --  Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the
            12th consecutive year.

For more information on employment opportunities with CIBC, visit

About CIBC
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 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 
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SOURCE  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 
Media contact:Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications,  
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