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Connect First Credit Union Ltd.
Connect First Credit Union employees volunteering at the launch for the company's sponsorship program in Calgary, Alberta

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

Here are some of the reasons why Connect First Credit Union Ltd. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2016):

  • Connect First Credit Union maintains a flexible health benefits plan, allowing employees to customize levels of coverage to suit their personal needs and transfer unused credits to additional salary or savings -- credits can also be used to top-up coverage offered through health spending or "living well" accounts, which include subsidies for gym membership and personal activities such as movies and concerts
  • Connect First Credit Union helps young talent gain relevant work experience through summer student, co-op opportunities and paid internships -- and participates in the Alberta Financial Industry Internship Program, which aims to support students through the transition from their academic studies to career-level employment
  • Connect First Credit Union supports a number of local charitable initiatives each year, focusing on programs that support financial literacy and community economic development, civic engagement and volunteerism, mentoring and learning, and the environment -- the organization also encourages employee volunteerism, matching volunteer hours with company donations ($1,000 for every 15 hours)
Connect First Credit Union employees and board members volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta
Connect First Credit Union's President and employees at the organization's Drive Away the Stigma event, raising awareness about mental illness for the Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary Chapter
Connect First Credit Union employees celebrating at the company's holiday party

Highlights

Industry Credit Unions
Established in Canada 1938
Full-time employees in Canada 506
Part-time employees in Canada 91
Average age of employees in Canada 40.5
Longest serving employee 36 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
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 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

The Career Directory

Connect First Credit Union Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Credit Unions
Full-time employees in Canada 506
Part-time employees in Canada 91
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Typical new grad positions Member Service Representative, Financial Services Representative, Personal Banking Associate, Corporate Accounting Administrator, HR Administrator, HR Coordinator, Brand & Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, Help Desk Coordinator, IT Coordinator
Starting salary $30K to $35K
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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