GUELPH, Ontario, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") CSIQ, +2.19% one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it won the Randstad Award as the nation's Fourth Most Attractive Employer in Canada by Randstad Canada, the country's leading staffing, recruitment, and HR services company. This is the second consecutive year that Canadian Solar has been selected as one of the top four most attractive employers in a nationwide survey of more than 9,500 Canadians. Furthermore, Canadian Solar placed first in the subcategories of engaging job content, good work-life balance, and corporate social responsibility.

In Randstad's annual survey, respondents ranked companies based on financial health, positive training opportunities, job security, opportunities for career advancement, strong management, interesting work content, a pleasant working environment, competitive compensation, a reasonable work-life balance, and corporate social responsibility. Founded in 2001 in Ontario, Canadian Solar has grown rapidly over the past 14 years to become North America's largest module manufacturer and leading solar energy solutions provider.

"As a Canadian company with a successful track record in Ontario, we are honored to be recognized as one of the top employers by Randstad-Canada," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "This is the second year we have ranked in the top four, and we thank survey respondents for selecting Canadian Solar. Our company is committed to providing a diverse, vibrant, and professional work environment for all employees worldwide."

about Canadian Solar Inc.

Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects. In the past 14 years, Canadian Solar has successfully deployed over 9 GW of premium quality modules in over 70 countries around the world. Furthermore, Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the world, having been publically listed on NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the company, follow Canadian Solar on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the website.

safe Harbor/Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These statements are made under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by such terms as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," the negative of these terms, or other comparable terminology. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include the risks regarding general business and economic conditions and the state of the solar industry; governmental support for the deployment of solar power; future available supplies of solar grade silicon; demand for solar products by consumers and inventory levels of such products in the supply chain; changes in demand from significant customers; changes in demand in our project markets, including Canada, the U.S., Japan and China; changes in customer order patterns; capacity utilization; level of competition; pricing pressure and declines in average selling price; delays in new product introduction; continued success in technological innovations and delivery of products with the features customers demand; utility-scale project approval process delays; utility-scale project construction delays; utility-scale project cancelation due to failure to obtain all the necessary permits; shortage in supply of materials or capacity requirements; availability of financing; exchange rate fluctuations; trade protectionism in Europe, the U.S. and India; litigation and other risks as described in the Company's SEC filings, including its annual report on Form 20-F filed on April 28, 2014. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in its forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All information provided in this press release is as of today's date, unless otherwise stated, and Canadian Solar undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

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