Air Canada Named One of Canada's Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes

MONTREAL, July 13, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers by Forbes in its inaugural ranking of Canadian companies. According to Forbes, this award demonstrates "excellent leadership and success" and "signifies to potential employees that Air Canada's brand belongs to the top performers."

"We are thrilled with this recognition, as we value diversity, equity and inclusion as being paramount to our organization's success," said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Public Affairs. "We are committed to fostering an environment that brings together different talents and skills, and, in turn, helping our employees fulfill their purpose and achieve their goals within a diversified, equitable and inclusive work environment. Our various programs and initiatives to promote equal opportunities for everyone and a work environment that enables our employees to feel recognized and respected underscore our enduring commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion."

More than 10,000 professionals working for businesses with at least 500 employees in Canada were surveyed by market research group Statista for unbiased results, providing reliable insights to identify Canada's best employers for diversity. Evaluations were based on various criteria including statements on age, gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ2+, general diversity in the current workplace and diversity among top executives/board.

Earlier this year, Air Canada was named to the Forbes list of "Canada's Best Employers 2022". In 2022, The airline was also recognized by Mediacorp for the ninth consecutive year as one of "Montreal's Top Employers".

People interested in taking their careers to new heights with Air Canada may find more information here. Additional information about Air Canada's people and programs are in its Corporate Sustainability Report, Citizens of the World .

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest airline, the country's flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 51 airports in Canada, 51 in the United States and 86 internationally. It is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax, which in 2021 gave Air Canada awards for the Best Airline Staff in North America, Best Airline Staff in Canada, Best Business Class Lounge in North America, and an excellence award for managing COVID-19. Through its leading travel loyalty Aeroplan program, Air Canada offers the ability to earn or redeem points on the world's largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel and car rental rewards. Its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada's passenger flights and cargo-only flights with its fleet of Boeing 767-300 freighters. Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. 


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