EPCOR Utilities Inc.
EPCOR Utilities employees working in downtown Edmonton, Alberta

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

Here are some of the reasons why EPCOR Utilities Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017):

  • EPCOR Utilities offers a flexible health benefits plan, allowing employees to customize levels of coverage to suit their personal needs, and a wellness spending account of up to $350 per year for fitness related expenses
  • In addition to 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, EPCOR Utilities provides employees with up to 5 paid personal days, which can be scheduled at their discretion, and up to 12 company-specified paid days off each year
  • EPCOR Utilities focuses its charitable efforts on initiatives that provide education to young people and encourages its employees to get involved in the community by providing paid time off to volunteer and donations to organizations where employees volunteer their time ($300 for every 30 hours)
EPCOR Utilities lab employees

Highlights

Industry Electric Power Distribution and Water Treatment Services
Established in Canada 1891
Major Canadian hiring locations Fort McMurray AB, Edmonton AB, Banff AB, Canmore AB, Chestermere AB, Okotoks AB, Strathmore AB, Red Deer AB, Sooke BC, Calgary AB, Kananaskis AB, Britannia Beach BC, Taber AB, Tumbler Ridge BC, Regina SK, White Rock BC, Parksville BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,273
Part-time employees in Canada 84
Average age of employees in Canada 42
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 $1,464 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less 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 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why EPCOR Utilities Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • EPCOR Utilities established an Engineer-in-Training program for high potential engineering graduates which features individual and team assignments, mentoring with experienced engineers and formal evaluations and feedback
  • EPCOR Utilities offers a 3-year rotational management and professional development program for Commerce and Business Administration graduates -- the program focuses on developing technical accounting and finance skills and includes mentoring from a senior-level employee
  • In the past year, EPCOR Distribution and Transmission created a job-shadow program to provide opportunities for employees to work in another area of the business -- job-shadows vary from a half-day to 2 days in length and include relay technician, utility worker, market interface analyst, store man and project manager roles
EPCOR Utilities employee

Highlights

Industry Electric Power Distribution and Water Treatment Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Fort McMurray AB, Edmonton AB, Banff AB, Canmore AB, Chestermere AB, Okotoks AB, Strathmore AB, Red Deer AB, Sooke BC, Calgary AB, Kananaskis AB, Britannia Beach BC, Taber AB, Tumbler Ridge BC, Regina SK, White Rock BC, Parksville BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,273
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, 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 EPCOR Utilities maintains a training centre and apprenticeship programs for powerline technicians, power system electricians and electricians, EPCOR Energy Services maintains a job rotation and shadow program to provide opportunities for employees to work in areas of interest

The Career Directory

EPCOR Utilities Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
EPCOR Utilities employees at a fundraiser for the United Way

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Electric Power Distribution and Water Treatment Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Fort McMurray AB, Edmonton AB, Banff AB, Canmore AB, Chestermere AB, Okotoks AB, Strathmore AB, Red Deer AB, Sooke BC, Calgary AB, Kananaskis AB, Britannia Beach BC, Taber AB, Tumbler Ridge BC, Regina SK, White Rock BC, Parksville BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,273
Part-time employees in Canada 84
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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Other info for new grads EPCOR manages Engineer-in-Training, in-house apprenticeship and professional development (accounting, finance, and operations management) programs to support the development of recent graduates.
Typical new grad positions Financial Analyst, Engineer in Training, Water Treatment Plant Operator, Apprentice, Accounting Assistant, Survey Technologist, Engineering Technologist, Meter Reader, Utility Worker, Human Resources Coordinator
Starting salary $65K to $70K
Work perks 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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