For the third consecutive year, the Royal Canadian Mint has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2009. This annual list, published by MediaCorp, recognizes employers that are industry leaders at attracting and retaining employees.
"The Royal Canadian Mint is extremely proud to be included as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, particularly to be among a list of such distinguished Canadian companies," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "As this year also marks the centennial of the Mint, this honour is one more reason to celebrate and to strive to be even better as we enter our second century."
The Mint has also once again been selected as one of the Top 15 Employers in the National Capital Region and as one of Canada’s Top 10 Family-Friendly Employers.
The Mint was selected for Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2009 for several reasons, including: health and family-friendly benefits such as exceptional parental leave top-up payments; physical workplace advantages which include onsite fitness facilities; a broad training and skills development program; and competitive financial benefits and compensation which include generous pension plan contributions.
The Royal Canadian Mint, with facilities located in both Ottawa and Winnipeg, is a commercial Crown corporation which is responsible for the production of all circulation coins used in Canada and for the management of the supporting distribution system. Founded in 1908, the Mint has become one the world’s foremost producers of circulation, collector and bullion investment coins. It also has a gold and silver refinery.
The Ottawa facility, which occupies the same premises on which the Mint was founded 100 years ago, produces hand-crafted collector and commemorative coins, gold bullion coins, medals and medallions. It is here that all the master tooling is done to create the dies that strike coin designs for both circulation and commemorative issues. The Mint’s gold and silver refining as well as its advanced engineering operations are also located in Ottawa.
Established in 1976, the Winnipeg facility is a high-tech, high-volume manufacturing facility. This is where all of Canada’s circulation coinage is produced. Over 40 coining presses enable the production of up to 20 million coins per day. The Mint also strikes foreign circulation coinage in Winnipeg, having produced coins for over 60 different countries over the past 25 years.
With over 850 employees, the Royal Canadian Mint has become one of the most modern and innovative in the world.
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About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008, is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2000 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint’s history, its products and services, please visit www.mint.ca.
Mediacorp Canada Inc. is a specialized publisher of quality employment periodicals and manages the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition. The company publishes directories and guides that let job-hunters find great employers and interesting new job opportunities in their field. Since 1992, over one million of Mediacorp’s job-hunting guides have been sold.
Mediacorp also operates the popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which lets job-seekers find new job postings – and verified information on perks and benefits – directly from thousands of employers across Canada. More than 400,000 unique users in Canada use Eluta.ca each month. Each spring, Mediacorp also organizes a policy-oriented conference on the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project called the "Top Employer Summit", which is Canada’s largest annual gathering of senior-level human resources professionals.