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AltaGas Ltd.
AltaGas employees receiving the United Way of Calgary President's Award

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

Here are some of the reasons why AltaGas Ltd. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017):

  • AltaGas helps employees prepare for the future with contributions to a defined benefit or defined contribution pension plan (depending on employee group) and retirement planning assistance -- additionally, the company offers phased-in work hours for those nearing retirement and extends health coverage to retirees
  • AltaGas offers a number of financial benefits including a share purchase plan, available to all employees, signing bonuses for some and generous referral bonuses as an incentive for employees to help recruit candidates in their network (ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per successful referral)
  • AltaGas supports employees with college or university bound children through an annual scholarship program and offers summer employment opportunities for students currently pursuing post-secondary studies
AltaGas employees marking the opening of hydroelectric facilities in northwestern British Columbia

Highlights

Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Established in Canada 1994
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Leduc AB, Vancouver BC, Chatham ON, Halifax NS, Fort St. John BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,020
Part-time employees in Canada 25
Average age of employees in Canada 42.71
Longest serving employee 22 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $350 each year
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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 3 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 (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why AltaGas Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • To help recent grads gain career-level experience, AltaGas created a 2-year new graduate development program -- the program features regular social activities, such as networking, mentoring from a senior-level representative and a formal ceremony to recognize participants who complete the program
  • AltaGas sponsors three scholarships for Mount Royal University students, recognizing excellence in Business Administration and Communications/Public Relations
AltaGas employees volunteering with the Seniors Secret Service   (Photo credit: Steven Coutts)

Highlights

Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Leduc AB, Vancouver BC, Chatham ON, Halifax NS, Fort St. John BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,020
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
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
Unique initiatives AltaGas partners with SAIT to provide blended training for employees who pursue a power engineering steam ticket

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The Career Directory

AltaGas Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
AltaGas employee

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Leduc AB, Vancouver BC, Chatham ON, Halifax NS, Fort St. John BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,020
Part-time employees in Canada 25
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 Analyst, Accountant, Engineer, Administrator, Operator
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, 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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