SaskPower
SaskPower employees replacing a pole

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

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2017):

  • SaskPower supports its new moms with maternity leave top-up payments (to 100% of salary for 17 weeks) and helps employees balance their work and personal lives with flexible hours, shortened and compressed work weeks and a formal earned days off program
  • SaskPower encourages ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses related and indirectly related to their current position -- and reaches out to the next generation through summer employment opportunities, co-op placements, paid internships, apprenticeship opportunities and mentoring programs
  • SaskPower encourages its employees to get involved in the community with paid time off to volunteer and matches employee donations to the United Way
SaskPower employees

Highlights

Industry Hydroelectric Power Generation
Established in Canada 1929
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,331
Part-time employees in Canada 131
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 53 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, non-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, 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, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
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 SaskPower was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • SaskPower hires engineering interns for a period of 8 to 16 months within a variety of positions across business units and departments, and also provides unpaid work placements to fulfill course requirements from a variety of educational institutions including the First Nations Employment Centre, Regina Public School Board, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Parkland College (to name a few)
  • SaskPower manages "Youth Network", a resource group for employees under the age of 29 -- the Network organizes social activities and career development events and also provides young employees opportunities to share their perspective and feedback on various areas of the organization such as benefits, career development and diversity initiatives -- the Network also collaborated with similar committees at other Crown corporations in the province to host a Crown Collaboration event, which featured executive guests from each company and networking opportunities
SaskPower employees replacing a pole

Highlights

Industry Hydroelectric Power Generation
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,331
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why SaskPower was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • SaskPower maintains a diversity department, responsible for the development and implementation of the organization's corporate diversity strategy, and a joint diversity committee, comprised of union and management representatives
  • On a quarterly basis, SaskPower's women's resource group hosts Empowering Leaders Luncheons to provide female employees with opportunities to be coached or mentored by senior-level women -- the organization's network for visible minorities hosts similar luncheons, and members also volunteer at the Regina Open Door Society to offer mentoring and coaching to new Canadians
  • SaskPower's network for employees with disabilities participated in a review of the organization's recruitment process to ensure inclusivity and to help remove potential barriers to access
SaskPower employee works to oversee that a major project takes all necessary Aboriginal Relations angles into account

Highlights

Industry Hydroelectric Power Generation
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Prince Albert SK, Estevan SK, Coronach SK, Weyburn SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,331
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP of Human Resources, Safety and Stakeholder Relations
Formal commitment maintains a diversity department and a joint diversity committee, comprised of union and management representatives
Employee resource groups ERGs are governed by terms of reference and receive an annual budget to cover related expenses, ERGs include Conversational English Group, LGBT Network, Network for Employees with Disabilities, Visible Minorities Network, Women's Resource Group, Aboriginal Employee Network, Aboriginal Employee Network, Network
Diversity training and awareness training on Aboriginal awareness and creating Positive Spaces for LGBT individuals
Diversity highlights dedicated Diversity Week which includes a 1-day conference (last year's theme was "invisible" dimensions of diversity)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Regina Open Door Society (mentoring for new Canadians), Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association, Canadian Mental Health Association

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