Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge employee at work on the Blackspring Ridge Wind Farm

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Enbridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016), Ten Best Companies to Work For (2016) and Alberta's Top Employers (2016):

  • Enbridge has continued to add new positions, over 240 full-time employees in Canada last year, and encourages employees to take home a little more than their paycheque through a share purchase plan
  • Enbridge is an avid supporter of ongoing learning and development and manages an in-house university, which includes training opportunities in areas such as business and financial acumen, project management, personal and interpersonal excellence, risk, leadership development and energy-related studies
  • In 2009, Enbridge established the energy4everyone Foundation to address energy poverty in developing countries -- the foundation recently helped improve access to energy for approximately 19,000 people in Ghana, Nicaragua and Peru with more than 20 Enbridge employees volunteering to install residential solar power systems in Ghana and Peru
Enbridge employees working at the Hardisty Contract Terminal in Alberta
Enbridge employee working on a deepwater gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico
Enbridge employee at work on the Blackspring Ridge Wind Farm

Employer Background

Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Publicly traded yes
Full-time employees in Canada 6,014
Part-time employees in Canada 113
Full-time employees worldwide 8,771
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 20.3%
Average age of employees in Canada 42.5
Longest serving employee 44 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features employees work in a variety of settings, from small field offices to the company's Calgary head office -- the head office is currently undergoing renovations and occupies 18 floors in one of the city's signature office towers as well as 5 floors in adjacent buildings, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television
Snacks available fresh fruit and muffin trays in reception area every morning along with self-serve lattes
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Bow Valley Club, fitness club, Prince's Island Park, Olympic Plaza, East Village River Walkway, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, connected to the city's "+15" enclosed walkway system offering comfortable access to the shops and restaurants, as well as Second Cup, Tim Hortons and Starbucks coffee shops

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name Employees Club
Recent social events Christmas parties at major locations across the company (with separate events for employees' children), family picnics, adventure trips, and the annual Calgary Stampede barbeque for employees
Cultural aspects employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site

Financial Benefits & Compensation

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $3,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 95% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 16 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy), fertility treatment benefit (to $2400) is not restricted to in-vitro fertilization
Fitness club subsidy $350 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $2,100 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information employee resource group for parents, to help enhance programs and policies that cater to their needs

Vacation & Personal Time-Off

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave maximum 1 month

Employee Engagement & Performance

Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition on-the-spot rewards, long-service awards, managers receive funds to recognize exceptional individual performance, with rewards including gift certificates for restaurants, theatre tickets and spa treatments (employee suggestions are also welcome)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of non-related tuition per year
Unique training & development programs undergraduate mentoring program with the University of Calgary, in-house "Enbridge University"

Community Involvement

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 3,000 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 750 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Southern Alberta Flood Relief, United Way Canada (over $6 million was donated from employees and the company across Canada), Junior Achievement, Ducks Unlimited, and the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, to name only a few
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight In the past year, Enbridge invested approximately $16 million in charitable and non-profit organizations (over $60 million over the past decade). The company's charitable program encompass a wide range of initiatives through three core focus areas, including community, personal well-being and the environment.

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

Here are some of the reasons why Enbridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • Enbridge created a 4-year professional development program to provide new engineering graduates with exposure to gas distribution engineering and operations activities through job rotations, training and mentorship -- additionally, the company offers a 4-year Engineer-in-Training rotational program to help participants gain experience in a variety of functions across Enbridge pipelines
  • Enbridge participates in the Alexander First Nation Summer Work Experience program, a 6-week program that enables Aboriginal students to work in various business environments at the company while earning high school credits and compensation
Enbridge's solar farm in Amherstburg, Ontario
Enbridge construction employee working on the Waupissoo Pipeline Project


Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Full-time employees in Canada 6,014
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Connect, an employee resource group for young professionals

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

Here are some of the reasons why Enbridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • Enbridge supports the professional advancement of women and manages "Women@Enbridge" committees in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto to facilitate leadership, mentoring and the professional development of female employees -- the company also maintains "Feminen" (Females in Engineering), an employee resource group dedicated to the attraction, retention and engagement of female employees
  • With a membership of over 100 employees, Feminen offers a variety of career development workshops and networking opportunities -- and partners with Edmonton Catholic Schools to offer a mentoring to female Aboriginal high school students, matching them with female engineers (24 mentoring matches made in the past 2 years)
  • Enbridge manages the "Oasis Coordinator Project", which employs adults with developmental disabilities to maintain kitchen space in the company's office towers
Enbridge employees working together at the Hardisty Contract Terminal in Hardisty, Alberta


Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Full-time employees in Canada 6,014
Workforce representation female employees (34 %), female managers (26.1 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT, young people
Employee resource groups ERGs are led by an ERG Leadership Council and include an Aboriginal group, EnBrace (internationally educated professionals), Feminen (female employees) and Prism Energy (LGBT)
Formal commitment Manager of Diversity, three full-time staff dedicated to supporting Enbridge's diversity and inclusion strategy, diversity and inclusion committee (comprised of enterprise-wide senior leaders and chaired by a Senior Vice President), "Women@Enbridge" enterprise-wide and regional committees (Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Houston)
Unique diversity initiatives added diversity and inclusion feedback questions to the company's engagement survey to establish baseline data on employee beliefs regarding inclusion
Diversity community partnerships Careers the Next Generation (work placements for Aboriginal high school students), National Education Association for Students with Disabilities (employment workshop for students), Forces at Work (career development skills workshop for veterans), Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (mentoring and networking for new Canadians)

The Career Directory

Enbridge Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Full-time employees in Canada 6,014
Part-time employees in Canada 113
Student opportunities 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
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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