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Members from the City of Edmonton's recruitment team pose with graduates from the adult-focused Campbell College

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

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

  • The City of Edmonton helps employees maintain a healthy balance between work and their personal lives and hosts an annual employee wellness fair which features health and wellness exhibitors, activities and interactive presentations on a variety of topics such as nutrition, mental health, pet therapy and spiritual wellness
  • The City of Edmonton ensures it reaches out to the next generation through apprenticeships, summer employment and co-op programs, and organizes a dedicated student conference for participants of its summer student program
  • The City of Edmonton organizes a number of social events throughout the year including the Manager's Cup Hockey Tournament, an annual tournament that featured 24 different teams in the past year
City of Edmonton employees

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1871
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 10,065
Part-time employees in Canada 2,027
Average age of employees in Canada 42.5
Longest serving employee 54.4 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 70% of the premiums
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
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
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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
Employees at the City of Edmonton unveil a commemorative art piece at an Indigenous awareness event

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)
Diversity highlights diversity and inclusion awards, quarterly diversity and inclusion newsletter, will be implementing a bridging program to help internationally trained engineers acquire their professional designation
Some of the diversity-focused 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.
City of Edmonton employees work on an urban development project

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 10,065
Part-time employees in Canada 2,027
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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