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Diversity at The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press is committed to reflecting Canada’s rich diversity in our workforce as well as our news reports. We strive to support individual needs and differences in a work environment that is built on respect for all employees. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain employees with exceptional ability and diverse backgrounds. As a federally regulated employer, we comply with the Employment Equity Act (Visit for general information on workplace equity and the Employment Equity Act).

The Canadian Press is an equal-opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from women, members of a visible minority, persons with a disability and aboriginal persons.

Gillis Purcell Memorial Scholarship

The Gillis Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Native Canadians is offered annually by The Canadian Press.

Scholarship recipients, who must be pursuing a career in journalism through studies at a post-secondary institution, receive $4,000 and may also receive an offer of temporary employment or other opportunities at The Canadian Press.

The scholarship was established in 1990 to encourage aboriginal Canadians to enter the field of journalism. It is in memory of Gillis Purcell, general manager of The Canadian Press from 1945 to 1969.

Gillis Purcell Memorial Scholarship Application