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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Selected as One of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People”

Devotion to Ongoing Skills Development and Access to Executives Make Leading Cloud-Based Learning Solution Provider One of the Best Workplaces in Canada

Desire2Learn Incorporated, a leader in providing cloud-based learning solutions for higher education, K-12 and Fortune 1000 companies, today announced that it has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best benefits for younger workers. First published in 2001, the Canada’s Top Employers for Young People competition is organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

The employers on this list are Canada’s leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees to their organizations. Desire2Learn was cited as a leading Canadian employer for the company’s investments in ongoing skills development with subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation, offering a variety of in-house and online training programs, as well as financial bonuses for completion of select courses. The Company was also lauded for its dedication to providing co-op students direct access to top company executives during their term to share their experience and provide suggestions on how to improve the co-op experience.

“Learning is not only what we sell to the world, it is what we practice within our own offices,” said Desire2Learn President and CEO John Baker. “Desire2Learn believes lifelong learning is imperative for employees to achieve their full potential. Young people will drive the Canadian technology community to ever greater heights and we have committed ourselves to internal educational initiatives and meaningful conversations with executives to stoke the passion to succeed.”

The awards are being held in conjunction with the 2012 New Grad Career Expo, Canada’s premiere career expo. The New Grad Career EXPO gives university or college students a unique opportunity to meet only the best employers from across the country.

For more information on career opportunities at Desire2Learn, please visit the company’s “Careers” page here: http://desire2learn.com/careers/. There are a wide variety of opportunities available at Desire2Learn including positions in corporate operations, customer support, human resources, IT, marketing, product development, professional services, SaaS operations and sales departments.

About MediaCorp
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of quality employment periodicals and guides. The Toronto-based publisher manages the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 widely followed regional and special-interest competitions. The company also manages the popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which lets job-seekers find new job postings directly from employer websites, as well as editorial information on what it’s like to work at each employer. Last year, more than 5.3 million people used Eluta.ca, making it one of the nation’s most-visited career sites. Mediacorp also organizes the Top Employer Summit, which is Canada’s largest senior-level HR event, and Diversity Canada, which is the nation’s largest event focusing on workplace inclusiveness issues.

About Desire2Learn
Desire2Learn (D2L) is the pioneer of the integrated learning platform, delivering an engaging and personalized learning experience for every individual. With a focus on improving the learning experience, the company partners with thought-leading institutions and organizations to accelerate learning and improve results. D2L strives for accessibility in all of its applications, ensuring that learning is available to everyone regardless of geography or ability. A global leader in EdTech, D2L provides an open and extensible platform for more than 1,100 clients and 13 million learners in higher education, K12, healthcare, government and the enterprise sector, including Fortune 1000 companies. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Singapore. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com.

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Press Contacts:

Tim Morin
famaPR,
617-986-5010
desire2learn@famapr.com
John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, D2L Ltd.
519.772.0325
PR@Desire2Learn.com
Twitter: @Desire2Learn