CWB Financial Group

Canadian Western Bank named among the "Best Employers in Canada" for five consecutive years

EDMONTON, November 3, 2010 – Canadian Western Bank (CWB) is pleased to announce the achievement of its fifth consecutive year as one of the top 50 Best Employers in Canada, improving its ranking to 27th, up from 35th in 2010.

The Best Employers in Canada study measures the level of employee engagement at participating organizations and is based on results from a national survey conducted by Aon Hewitt, in association with the Queen's Centre for Business Venturing at the Queen's University School of Business. Notably, organizations with high employee engagement enjoy tangible benefits, including a greater ability to attract and retain key talent.

“We have consistently moved up in the ranking of the top 50 Best Employers in Canada over the past five years,” said Uve Knaak, CWB’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “We use the survey results to focus on areas that help us offer the most rewarding, meaningful and productive work environment possible for our employees.”

Refer to http://was2.hewitt.com/bestemployers/canada/pages/currentlist2011.htm for further information about the study.