By Romeo St-Martin
Digital Media Officer
Canadian Nuclear Association
Congratulations to Cameco.
For the fifth successive year, Cameco has been selected by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2014.
The annual competition recognizes Canadian employers that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.
“This award recognizes our long-standing track record in aboriginal and Métis employment,” said Tim Gitzel, Cameco’s president and CEO. “We are proud to be Canada’s leading industrial employer of aboriginal people and of the proactive approach we take to support career growth in this sector of our workforce.”
Here are some of the reasons why Cameco was recognized by the Globe:
- Introduced a Workplace Inclusion and Accommodation program to support the development of an inclusive and barrier-free work environment
- Provides mock interviews for participants of the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work’s “Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program“
- Works with Women in Mining (WIM) and the Mining Industry Human Resources Council to research employment barriers faced by women in the mining industry, and is also a member of WIM and Women in Nuclear (WiN), which host lunch and learn events and professional development days throughout the year
- Established a northern workforce strategy to focus on the recruitment of residents from northern Saskatchewan, of which a large percentage are Aboriginal – the strategy is managed by a dedicated team of employees who consult with Aboriginal leaders, local schools, community members and professionals on the creation of opportunities for residents as well as overall development of the northern community
Those of us in Canada’s nuclear industry already know it’s a great place to work, offering long-lasting, safe, well-trained and high-knowledge jobs to tens of thousands of Canadians. Cameco continues to set a great example that all Canadian businesses can admire and follow.