Calgary, City of
City of Calgary's Municipal Complex is easily accessible by transit   (Photo credit: Fritz Tolentino)

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

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

  • City of Calgary encourages employees to plan for the future, offering retirement planning workshops, phased-in work options for employees nearing retirement and generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan
  • City of Calgary supports employees interested in starting a family with maternity leave top-up payments, an option for mothers to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence and access to subsidized onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • Along with encouraging ongoing employee development through a variety of in-house and online training options, the City of Calgary reaches out to the next generation of job-seekers through summer student roles, co-op placements and paid internship opportunities, and also manages an Engineer-in-Training rotation program for recent civil and chemical engineering graduates
City of Calgary truck and transport mechanic   (Photo credit: Fritz Tolentino)

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1894
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 11,746
Part-time employees in Canada 2,859
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 50 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) 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, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Calgary, City of was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • City of Calgary was the first major jurisdiction in Canada to adopt a sustainable building policy in 2004 and revised it in 2008 to ensure that all new construction is built to the LEED Gold certification standards and LEED Silver for major renovation projects, as well as ensuring that minor renovations incorporate sustainable building features -- to date, the City and its community partners have built or renovated 23 LEED certified buildings
  • City of Calgary's formal Environmental Policy is focused on the longer term, ensuring that environmental considerations are integrated into all decisions relating to growth, planning, infrastructure, transportation and development -- the City also encourages citizens to reduce their impacts and contribute to the "imagineCalgary" urban sustainability plan, a community initiative to develop a 100 year vision for the city
  • City of Calgary is also taking the long term view on managing water usage and has developed (with community feedback) an impressive water conservation strategy to ensure the growing city has an adequate water supply -- the "30 in 30" plan covers numerous conservation measures to reduce water consumption by 30 percent over the next 30 years
New solar panels on the City of Calgary's Southland Leisure Centre roof generate enough energy to power 24 average-sized homes each year

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 11,746
Employee green team Sustainability Network (group of employees representing all City departments, reporting to the Office of Sustainability)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Leader, Corporate Environmental Stewardship
Green highlights 30-in-30 by 2033 Water Efficiency Plan (extensive long-term water conservation plan), Sustainable Building Policy (new construction guidelines for new constructions and major renovations), Sustainable Environmental and Ethical Procurement Policy (adopted back in 2008)
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives River Pathway Clean-up, Bike Calgary, Green Calgary, Earth Hour, CPAWS (water conservation education program in schools), Calgary Horticulture Society
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Calgary, City of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • City of Calgary maintains a dedicated Youth Employment Centre to provide career counselling services to youth ages 15 to 24 and also collaborates with local businesses and youth-serving agencies to organize recruitment fairs and work experience opportunities -- the Centre also maintains the Youth Advisory Committee for youth interested in volunteer opportunities
  • City of Calgary manages an Engineer-in-Training program for recent grads, featuring annual rotations across various business units -- once participants have completed the necessary requirements to obtain their P.Eng designation, they can remain enrolled in the program for up to 6 months in order to apply for vacancies within the City
  • City of Calgary provides leadership training and up to 20 hours of practicum work experience for students in grades 7 to 12 through its Leadership Empowerment Achieving a Difference program
City of Calgary Engineers-in-Training CANstruction Team

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 12,171
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives participates in number of career fairs and virtual information sessions, offers a summer student mentorship program, manages an Articling Rotation Program, participates in the Registered Apprenticeship Program offered through "CAREERS: The Next Generation", offers the Project Protege Mentorship Program for students under the age of 25 studying human resources at University of Calgary or social work at Mount Royal University or University of Calgary

The Career Directory

Calgary, City of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Participants of the City of Calgary's Student Mentorship Program

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 12,171
Part-time employees in Canada 2,853
Student opportunities paid internships, 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
Other info for new grads The City of Calgary offers a number of programs and services to help students and new grads find employment, including an Engineer-in-Training rotation program, a Fire Cadet program, a Project Project Mentorship program and the City's Youth Employment Centre, to name a few.
Typical new grad positions Assessor, Buyer, Customer Service Representative, HR Representative, Communications Advisor, Engineer-in-Training, Programmer, Community Peace Officer, Transit Operator, Heavy Equipment Technician, Transportation Planning Technician, GIS Specialist
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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