Alberta Blue Cross
Alberta Blue Cross employees taking part in a Winter Walk Day at the Legislature Grounds

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Alberta Blue Cross was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2016):

  • Through Alberta Blue Cross' Healthy Communities Grant Program, the organization has pledged $1 million over a 5-year period to support and promote active living in communities across the province -- the initiative awards four $50,000 grants each year for projects such as the construction of children's playgrounds, cycling paths and recreational facility improvements
  • Alberta Blue Cross encourages employees to adopt healthy active lifestyles by offering a variety of onsite exercise classes at reduced rates ($2 per class), such as Zumba, circuit training, yoga and cardio kickboxing, and also offers a subsidy of up to $1,200 to help cover the costs of fitness club membership
  • Alberta Blue Cross supports ongoing employee education with generous tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (up to $4,000)
Alberta Blue Cross employees teamed up for a Corporate Challenge road race

Highlights

Industry Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Established in Canada 1948
Parent company ABC Benefits Corporation
Parent company head office Edmonton, AB
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,030
Part-time employees in Canada 55
Average age of employees in Canada 40
Longest serving employee 41 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 90% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

The Career Directory

Alberta Blue Cross has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Parent company ABC Benefits Corporation
Parent company head office Edmonton, AB
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,030
Part-time employees in Canada 55
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Network Analyst, Database Administrator, Dental Claims Assessor, Market Research Analyst, Case Manager, Sales Associate, Auditor, Help Desk Analyst
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work perks flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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