Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
Al-Pac employees keeping fit in the company's onsite fitness room

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017):

  • As part of Al-Pac's health benefits plan, employees receive an annual "Lifestyle Account", a $2,300 taxable contribution which can be transferred to a non-taxable health spending account and used for additional health coverage
  • Al-Pac provides maternity leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers, up to 100% of salary for up to 18 weeks
  • As part of the company's "My Time Volunteer Program", Al-Pac encourages employee volunteerism by providing funding (up to $250) to support community initiatives where employees volunteer their time
Al-Pac executives recognizing employees at the company's long service awards with the help of duelling pianos

Highlights

Industry Pulp and Paper Mills
Established in Canada 1990
Parent company Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd.
Parent company head office Tokyo, Japan
Major Canadian hiring locations Athabasca AB, Boyle AB, Lac La Biche AB, Grassland AB
Full-time employees in Canada 408
Part-time employees in Canada 8
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 27 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $300 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • To encourage students to consider a career at Al-Pac, the organization hosts a "Career Week" with mill tours, business unit information booths, giveaways and door prizes -- Al-Pac also attends career fairs organized by Aboriginal organizations such as the Bigstone Education Authority Career Fair
  • In partnership with "Careers: The Next Generation" and community high schools, Al-Pac provides training to students interested in a career in trades and accepts a number of heavy equipment technician, electrician, millwright, welder and steamfitter-pipefitter positions annually
  • Al-Pac offers paid and unpaid co-op programs in partnership with Portage College and Northern Lakes College, with work terms ranging from 4 weeks to 6 months for power engineering students -- additionally, the organization offers unpaid internships to help students in their second year of Portage College's Power Engineering Technology diploma program gain work experience and steam time towards their 4th class ticket
Al-Pac employees having some fun at the holiday party's photo booth

Highlights

Industry Pulp and Paper Mills
Major Canadian hiring locations Athabasca AB, Boyle AB, Lac La Biche AB, Grassland AB
Full-time employees in Canada 408
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Career development in-house training, online training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Aboriginal Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) to help up to four Aboriginal apprentices enter trades professions each year (millwright, steamfitter-pipefitter, instrument technician, electrician and welder)

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