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Ottawa, ON February 7, 2018 – Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) is pleased to report it has received another award recognizing the company as a top employer of Canadian veterans.

Calian received the Veteran Friendly Employer award in recognition of its outstanding commitment to implementing innovative veteran transition and support programs. The award was received at the Celebration of Service 2018 event on Parliament Hill, organized by Canada Company and True Patriot Love, with co-hosts the Honourable Erin O'Toole, MP, the Honourable Christine Moore, MP, and the Honourable Leona Alleslev, MP.

Calian was one of four companies recognized at the January 30 event, along with RBC, Starbucks and PwC. The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of Defence, and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of Defence, also attended to extend their support.

Since 2012, Calian has helped more than 550 retired military personnel transition into civilian roles with the company – over 100 per year on average. Calian has also provided more than 115 military spouses with professional positions since 2016, when Canada Company, a charitable organization supporting the Canadian military, launched the Military Employment Transition Spouse program.

For the past three consecutive years, Calian has received Canada Company’s Military Employment Transition (MET) Top Employer Award, recognizing Calian as one of Canada’s best employers for Canadian veterans and military family spouses.

“For Calian, our work with the Canadian Armed Forces is a passion. We are proud to recognize the valuable skill sets that veterans bring to our workforce,” said Kevin Ford, President and CEO of Calian. “We are also proud to have leveraged our national health network to support to military families. Since creating the Calian Military Family Doctor Network with Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services in 2015, we have already matched more than 1,000 military family members with a family doctor in their community.”

About Calian

Calian employs more than 2,900 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities are diverse with services delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa and includes the provision of business and technology services to industry, public and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains. Calian’s Systems Engineering Division (SED), located in Saskatoon plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world’s space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.

For further information, please visit our website at, or contact us at [email protected] Kevin Ford President and Chief Executive Officer 613-599-8600 Jacqueline Gauthier Chief Financial Officer 613-599-8600 Media inquiries: Simon Doyle 613-599-8600 x 205