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City of Edmonton Parks & Recreation employees

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

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

  • The City of Edmonton helps employees maintain a healthy balance between work and their personal lives and hosts an annual employee wellness fair that features health and wellness exhibitors, activities, display booths and interactive presentations on a variety of topics such as nutrition, mental health, pet therapy and spiritual wellness
  • The City of Edmonton encourages employees to prepare for the future with contributions to a matching RSP and a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning workshops -- the organization also offers phased-in work options for employees nearing retirement
  • The City of Edmonton organizes a number of social events throughout the year, including the "Manager's Cup Hockey Tournament", an annual tournament that included 24 different teams last year
City of Edmonton employee
City of Edmonton employees

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1871
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,681
Part-time employees in Canada 1,866
Average age of employees in Canada 42.8
Longest serving employee 53.4 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, matching RSP
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 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
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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

Here are some of the reasons why Edmonton, City of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • In the past year, the City of Edmonton hosted a Facebook Career Fair, through which over 42,000 students tuned in to ask questions ranging from LinkedIn advice to "What's Edmonton like in the winter?" -- and, in association with University of Alberta post-secondary students, the City of Edmonton hosts Job Shadow Week, offering approximately 25 job shadow hosts from every department
  • City of Edmonton maintains a Youth Council to help educate and empower youth and to provide young people with opportunities to provide input and take action on local issues and politics
  • City of Edmonton manages a Rising Youth Program to help students in grades 9 to 12 develop life skills through indoor and outdoor activities and workshops on topics such as public speaking, social awareness and healthy lifestyles, to name a few
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City of Edmonton Parks & Recreation employees

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,681
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, 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 Students Connect, an affinity group for co-op students, NextGen Committee, which provides employees between the ages of 18 and 40 with a voice on how to shape the city, Nikaniw Aboriginal Youth Leaders Program (7-month program for youth ages 15 to 22)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

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

  • City of Edmonton maintains a "Women@theCity" committee, responsible for examining women's issues and engagement, as well as a Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton initiative, to engage diverse women in leadership and civic participation -- additionally, the city created a mentoring program to pair city council members with women from diverse backgrounds who aspire to a political career
  • City of Edmonton recently re-established its Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative Committee, a joint partnership between Federal and Provincial governments and the City to increase participation of Aboriginals in the labour market -- also maintains an Edmonton Aboriginal Employees Resource Network to provide mentorship, coaching and guidance to its members
  • City of Edmonton supports the employment efforts of job-seekers with disabilities through the Abilities in Action work experience program, which provides meaningful work experience to persons with disabilities -- the program was developed in partnership with the city's Fleet Services department and offers candidates opportunities to work as bus cleaners -- the city also offers employment opportunities to individuals with intellectual disabilities through the Abilities@Work Program
City of Edmonton employees

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,681
Workforce representation female employees (34.7 %), female managers (35.7 %), visible minority employees (19.2 %), visible minority managers (20 %), Aboriginal employees (4.3 %), Aboriginal managers (1 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT, young people
Employee resource groups Aboriginal Employees Resource Network, Abilities Connect (persons with disabilities)
Formal commitment three diversity and inclusion committees, Senior Diversity Consultant, Diversity Recruitment Consultants, Aboriginal Relations Office, Urban Aboriginal Accord (to help foster positive relations between Aboriginal communities in the city)
Unique diversity initiatives diversity and inclusion awards, quarterly diversity and inclusion newsletter, will be implementing a bridging program to help internationally trained engineers acquire their professional designation
Diversity community partnerships Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (mentoring for new Canadians), Campbell College (practicum placements for new Canadian students)

The Career Directory

Edmonton, City of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
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Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,681
Part-time employees in Canada 1,866
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $45K to $50K
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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