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WestJet among Canada's Top 100 Employers

The only airline in the top 100, the recognition is a first for WestJet

CALGARY, Oct. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has placed among Canada's Top 100 Employers as measured in Mediacorp's annual study of the best workplaces in Canada. WestJet was the only airline to place in the top 100.

"I am very pleased with this important recognition," commented Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. "Not only does WestJet place tremendous importance on the experience our guests receive, but we place equal importance on the employment experience for WestJetters. To have placed in the top 100 employers in Canada tells us that our efforts are working, and we're encouraged to continue working with WestJetters to foster our amazing corporate culture."

More than 17,000 employers across Canada were invited to submit their applications and 2,750 of them went through the application process, which includes a detailed review of operations and human resources practices. Candidates are graded in eight key areas: (1) physical workplace; (2) work and social atmosphere; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation and time off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills development; and (8) community involvement.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 96 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 39 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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