AltaGas Ltd.
AltaGas employee onsite at Bear Mountain Wind Park

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

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

  • AltaGas supports employees with college-bound children through an annual scholarship program and offers summer employment opportunities for students currently pursuing post-secondary studies
  • In addition to AltaGas' health benefits plan, the organization offers a flexible spending account, which enables employees to allocate additional funds to a health spending account or offset wellness-based expenses, such as gym membership, fitness classes and sports equipment
  • AltaGas supports a number of charitable organizations each year, focusing on health and social services, education initiatives and sponsorship of initiatives that offer access to the arts -- the company also encourages employees to give back in their local community with paid time off to volunteer
AltaGas employees onsite at one of the company's gas facilities

Highlights

Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Established in Canada 1994
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Leduc AB, Vancouver BC, Fort St. John BC
Full-time employees in Canada 964
Part-time employees in Canada 32
Average age of employees in Canada 42.46
Longest serving employee 20.93 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% 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 24 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why AltaGas Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • To help recent grads access full-time employment, AltaGas established a 2-year new graduate development program, which includes a senior-level mentor who works outside of his or her regular team and regular social activities, such as networking events and a formal ceremony to recognize program graduates
  • AltaGas sponsors a total of three scholarships, available through Mount Royal University -- these include two "Excellence in Business Administration" scholarships and one "Excellence in Communication/Public Relations" scholarship
  • AltaGas partnered with SAIT Polytechnic to provide blended training for employees who are pursuing a power engineering steam ticket -- participants receive online, remote and in-person group training
AltaGas employees volunteering to paint at The Children's Cottage Society

Highlights

Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Leduc AB, Vancouver BC, Fort St. John BC
Full-time employees in Canada 964
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $24,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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