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St. Michael’s Hospital named one of nation’s Best Employers for New Canadians

For the second consecutive year, St. Michael’s Hospital was honoured with a prestigious national award for reducing barriers for new Canadians making the transition to work life in Canada.

Toronto, April 7, 2009

For the second consecutive year, St. Michael’s Hospital was honoured with a prestigious national award for reducing barriers for new Canadians making the transition to work life in Canada.

The Hospital is the only health-care organization in the province and one of 20 organizations across the country to be recognized with the Best Employers for New Canadians award for 2009. The award, a competition managed by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers in partnership with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), honours employers that offer innovative programs that help newcomers make the transition to work life in Canada, reduce employment barriers and assist recent immigrants with education credentials and language and cultural integration.

“Access to professional development and skill development are vital to help newcomers adapt and integrate into the local, regional and national job markets,” vice-president of human resources Sylvia Halliday said. “At St. Michael’s Hospital, innovative programs promote diversity and access, and inclusive hiring practices help newcomers to the GTA workforce develop the skills they need to gain experience and compete in a new work environment.”

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