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SaskTel named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 5th Year

SaskTel named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 5th Year

SaskTel today announced they have been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the fifth consecutive year. SaskTel was recognized for a variety of initiatives they have developed in an effort to attract and retain employees from a rich variety of backgrounds. 

The award recognizes employers from across Canada that offer exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. The competition examines a range of diversity initiatives covering five major employee groups: women; members of visible minorities; persons with disabilities; Aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered/transsexual (LGBT) peoples.

“SaskTel has always set a goal to employ workers that are reflective of our diverse customer base and the communities we serve,” said Doug Burnett, Vice-President – Human Resources and Corporate Services. “We are proud to receive this recognition because it demonstrates how our company and our employees are truly living our values by creating a workplace where all backgrounds of people are welcome and celebrated.”

Some of the highlights of SaskTel’s diversity efforts include, the formation of a hiring strategy to attract and retain Aboriginal employees, a supported employment program and partnership with Saskatchewan Abilities Council to increase employment opportunities for the intellectually disabled, a variety of employee support groups for Aboriginals, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and younger workers and a dedicated corporate Diversity department.

In October 2014, Mediacorp named SaskTel one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 15th consecutive year and in February 2015, announced SaskTel was also one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for the 9th year in a row.

For more information, visit www.canadastop100.com/diversity.

About SaskTel

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 618,000 wireless accesses, 437,000 wireline network accesses, 258,000 Internet accesses and 103,000 maxTV subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, security monitoring, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

For more information, please contact:

Tara Tibeau, Manager of External Relations
306-777-4548
tara.tibeau@sasktel.com