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Metrolinx named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for the third consecutive year

TORONTO: May 6, 2015 – Metrolinx has been recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for the third consecutive year. This competition recognizes Canada's leaders who effectively attract and retain younger employees to their organizations.

Employers were evaluated based on criteria such as work atmosphere and physical workplace, the availability of co-op or work-study programs, as well as mentorship opportunities and training programs, tuition assistance, to name a few. The average age of employees at each employer was also a consideration.

“Metrolinx welcomes the fresh perspectives, creative ideas and passion that our younger employees bring to the workplace,” said Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx President & CEO. “Our ability to meet the transportation challenges of today and tomorrow will be realized through the diverse expertise of our employees.”

Metrolinx offers exciting opportunities for the younger workforce to start a long-term career in a healthy workplace that promotes growth and career advancement.

Metrolinx has developed strong professional and leadership development programs to attract and develop the next generation of professionals such as the Rob MacIsaac Fellowship Program, co-op and summer student programs, the Truck and Coach Technicians Apprenticeship program, and the Georgetown South Project Employment Initiative in partnership with the Hammer Heads Apprenticeship program. New this year, Metrolinx partnered with the Halton Regional Police on the Youth in Policing Initiative which is designed to assist young people who have an interest in law enforcement careers.

To find more information about Metrolinx career opportunities, please visit www.metrolinx.com/careers.

As part of the regional transportation plan, Metrolinx provides residents and businesses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with fast, convenient and integrated transit. Working through its divisions GO Transit, PRESTO, and Union Pearson Express, Metrolinx is transforming the way the region moves.

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Mark Ostler