National Energy Board
National Energy Board employees at the organization's 'Les Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie' event

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why National Energy Board was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2017), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2017) and Alberta's Top Employers (2017):

  • National Energy Board offers its new moms a full year of maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary for 52 weeks) as well as exceptional parental leave top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for 35 weeks)
  • National Energy Board's new head office features a rooftop patio with a barbecue, furniture and green space (which can also be booked for meetings and events), a quiet wellness room for employees in need of a break during a busy day, and an employee fitness room that offers instructor-led yoga classes and $5 monthly memberships for employees
  • Along with a variety alternative work options to help employees balance their work and personal lives, National Energy Board employees can apply for an educational leave of absence of up to 1 year in duration
National Energy Board employees

Employer Background

Industry Federal Government, Regulation of the Oil, Gas, and Electric Utility Industries
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 460
Part-time employees in Canada 30
Full-time employees worldwide 464
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4%
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 43 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features as part of the recent move to its new head office, employee focus groups were established as well as a dedicated Office Move page on the corporate intranet and a Pinterest site to host a photo contest for selection of final decor, the office features an onsite library, a conference centre, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, rooftop patio with barbecue, furniture and green space (can be booked for meetings and events), a quiet Wellness Room that employees are free to use to recharge for up to 30 minutes when they need a break from a busy day, collaboration spaces with comfortable seating
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (pilates, yoga), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, The NEB Fit Committee manages the dedicated NEB Fitness room for employees only (membership is only $5 per month), another fitness room is freely available to all building tenants
Other nearby amenities Banker's Hall Club, City of Calgary Beltline Centre, fitness club, Central Memorial Park, Devonian Gardens, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, numerous restaurants, including Starbucks and Tim Hortons

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name FUN Committee
Recent social events golf tournament, mountain biking day at Canmore Nordic Centre, Christmas parties for employees (as well as an event for children of employees), Calgary Stampede party, pub nights, ski day and a United Way campaign wind-up karaoke party, supports employees in organizing various sports clubs
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site
Other in-house communications ongoing face-to-face meetings with senior leadership and various departments throughout the year, company-wide town hall meetings, the Ask Leadership feedback program that lets employees ask questions directly to managers, weekly "iPoll" to gather employee feedback on a variety of topics

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Financial benefits note National Energy Board has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
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
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
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, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Family-friendly benefits note National Energy Board has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 93% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 93% of salary for 35 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, emergency short-term daycare
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information membership with Kids & Company to ensure access to emergency back-up child care

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation note National Energy Board has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 8 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 6 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 2 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 15 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 12 months

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
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 individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, on-the-spot Instant Awards that may be presented at any time in recognition of excellent job performance, annual Chair's Award to recognize employee contributions, Awards of Distinction for commitment, creativity, leadership, health and safety, diversity and teamwork (awards presented at an annual recognition ceremony each fall)

Training & Skills Development A+

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 education leave of absence (up to 1 year and can apply to receive an allowance in lieu of salary), depending on the course, employees may apply for reimbursement for textbooks and other course materials (up to 50%), no set limit for tuition subsidies for courses related to employee's position

Community Involvement B+

Scope of charitable involvement local
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 1,227 hours last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way
Community highlight National Energy Board employees support the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) and host a variety of unique fundraising events, from a chili cook-off to a concert by an in-house band to raise money for selected charities.

The Career Directory

National Energy Board has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
National Energy Board employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal Government, Regulation of the Oil, Gas, and Electric Utility Industries
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 460
Part-time employees in Canada 30
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
Typical new grad positions Engineer, Market Analyst, Supply Analyst, Environmental Specialist, Communications Officer, Programmer/Analyst, Human Resources Advisor, Operations Inspector
Starting salary $60K to $65K
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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