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 Canada has always been attractive to people seeking fulfilling 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 http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/career/index.html

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 to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 67 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 in 195 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 aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

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