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 (2017)

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

  • City of Calgary encourages employees to lead active, healthy lives through an Active Living Program, which provides partial reimbursement towards annual passes at participating City of Calgary Recreation or City-partner facilities, and an Employee Wellness Ambassador Network
  • 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 subsidized access to onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • In recognition of the importance of workplace diversity, the City of Calgary recently implemented its first diversity and inclusion strategy as well as a corporate accessibility policy, which aims to reduce barriers to City services such as transportation and communication services
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 12,171
Part-time employees in Canada 2,853
Average age of employees in Canada 44
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
Health spending account up to $3,200 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews 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, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

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

  • City of Calgary's formal Environmental Policy focuses on the longer term, ensuring that environmental considerations are integrated into all decisions relating to growth, planning, infrastructure, transportation and development -- additionally, the City works with a variety of community groups every year, including the annual Pathway and River Cleanup (since 1967), Bike Calgary, Carpool.ca, the Calgary Horticultural Society and River Watch, to name a few
  • City of Calgary was the first major jurisdiction in Canada to adopt a sustainable building policy in 2004, with revisions made in 2008 to ensure that all new construction is built to LEED Gold certification standards and LEED Silver for major renovation projects -- to date, the City and its partners have built or renovated over 30 LEED certified buildings
  • City of Calgary also takes a long-term view on managing water usage and 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
City of Calgary employees   (Photo credit: Fritz Tolentino)

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 12,171
Employee green team EnviroNetwork, The Sustainability Network (employees who meet on a semi-regular basis and host information lunches and breakfasts, and manage the employee-run community garden)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Environmental and Safety Management
Formal strategy/policy name City of Calgary Environmental Policy
Green highlights hosts an annual Waste Reduction Week campaign and regular waste audits, Bikes for Kids and Bicycles for Humanity program (refurbishes donated used bikes), CTrain electric rail transit system is powered by wind power offsets, "30-in-30" by 2033 Water Efficiency Plan, Sustainable Building Policy (new construction and major renovations must meet LEED Gold certification standard), Sustainable Environmental and Ethical Procurement Policy (adopted in 2008)
Extended recycling organics and mixed recycling (maintains a waste diversion target of 75 percent by 2025)
Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives River Pathway Clean-up, Green Calgary, Lost Spaces, Carpool.ca, Bike Calgary, Earth Hour, Community Clean Lost Spaces, Calgary Horticulture Society, The Natural Step, Waterlution
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, solar water heating, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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
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
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
Work benefits 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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