SaskTel
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Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why SaskTel was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2016):

  • SaskTel is one of the country's leading corporate citizens and provides an instructive example for others, providing paid volunteer time for employees and matching financial donations -- every year, employees and retirees donate tens of thousands of volunteer hours through the longstanding "SaskTel Pioneers" club, supporting and raising funds for community projects across the province
  • SaskTel encourages its employees to stay in-shape with free membership to an onsite fitness facility that includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment and instructor-led classes, from tae kwon-do to circuit training -- each spring, the organization also hosts a friendly but competitive tournament for its hockey-playing employees and an annual bonspiel for the company's curlers
  • SaskTel reaches out to the next generation of employees with summer employment opportunities, paid internships and co-op work experience programs
SaskTel employees

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Established in Canada 1908
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Moose Jaw SK, Swift Current SK, Yorkton SK, Weyburn SK, Estevan SK, Prince Albert SK, North Battleford SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,147
Part-time employees in Canada 624
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 45 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, 35-hour work week (with full pay), 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
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
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 (2016)

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

  • SaskTel created the SaskTel YOUTHnetwork program, long- and short-term strategies to improve current employment issues and to encourage young people, specifically underprivileged youth or aboriginal groups, to pursue technology-based post-secondary education -- the program has three strategic areas of focus: student awareness for elementary schools, high school, and post-secondary studies
  • In partnership with local high schools, SaskTel launched the YOUTHnetwork mentorship program to connect employees with students through regular email communication as well as in-person afternoon meetings once a month -- students also have the opportunity to job-shadow their mentor, tour the organization's facilities, and participate in other related activities
  • Working with Prairie South School Division and the Information Communication Technology Council, SaskTel offers the "Focus on Information (FIT) Program" to secondary students in select schools -- the 2-year program teaches high school students essential ICT and business skills and has four main areas of focus: business and information analysis, software design and development, network and operations support, and interactive media
SaskTel project coordinator oversees the construction and maintenance of SaskTel's province-wide towers

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Moose Jaw SK, Swift Current SK, Yorkton SK, Weyburn SK, Estevan SK, Prince Albert SK, North Battleford SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,147
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives YOUTHnetwork "School to Career" summer student program (8 weeks of mentoring and paid work experience for high school students), Next Great Employee Network (Next GEN), works with a number of post-secondary institutions to offer networking, mentoring, career and job-search workshops

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

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

  • SaskTel's Aboriginal recruitment strategy aims to increase the number of Aboriginal employees in the workforce through partnerships with First Nations Bands, Tribal Councils and Aboriginal employment agencies, attending targeted career fairs and participating in networking events hosted by the Aboriginal Government Employee Network
  • SaskTel also maintains a hiring strategy for persons with disabilities and conducts information sessions and pre-employment workshops in partnership with the South Saskatchewan Independent Living Committee -- the organization also works with the Saskatchewan Abilities Council to provide summer employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and also in partnership with the Council, created the Supported Employment program for candidates with cognitive disabilities
  • SaskTel has maintained an Aboriginal employee network for over 20 years, which hosts lunch and learn events, medicine walks, as well as meetings that include teachings by Aboriginal elders and other cultural information -- additionally, the organization's resource group for persons with disabilities participates in a mentoring program for youth with visual impairments and has consulted on technical issues affecting SaskTel customers with disabilities
SaskTel accountant Jessy showing some SaskTel pride

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Moose Jaw SK, Swift Current SK, Yorkton SK, Weyburn SK, Estevan SK, Prince Albert SK, North Battleford SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,147
Workforce representation female employees (44.5 %), female managers (39.9 %), visible minority employees (7.9 %), visible minority managers (6.9 %), Aboriginal employees (9.7 %), Aboriginal managers (7.7 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples
Employee resource groups NextGEN (young people), SAEN (Aboriginal peoples), SEND (persons with disabilities)
Formal commitment diversity department, diversity and inclusion strategy, Aboriginal recruitment strategy
Unique diversity initiatives database of Aboriginal owned and operated businesses for future tenders and contracts (in partnership with Aboriginal Procurement Advisory Panel), Aboriginal cultural awareness training, Supported Employment program for candidates with cognitive disabilities
Diversity community partnerships First Nations Employment Center, Regina Aboriginal Professionals Association, Keewatin Career Development Network, Saskatchewan Abilities Council (summer employment for persons with disabilities), South Saskatchewan Independent Living Committee (persons with disabilities)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why SaskTel was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • SaskTel continues to evolve its broad "Eco(logical) Strategy" that was first developed in 2006 -- this initiative was followed by the implementation of a Environmental Management System (designed to align ISO14001 standards) and has recently been expanded to include an updated "SaskTel Environmental Strategy" to guide the company through 2017.
  • SaskTel has extensive and longstanding in-house recycling programs in place for batteries, printer cartridges, office paper, light bulbs, phone books, wire and cabling -- in communities across the province, the organization and the SaskTel Pioneers volunteer club sponsor local recycling projects for a variety of household items, including paint, batteries, used office furniture and old telephone directories
  • SaskTel recently completed renovations to approximately 1,500 square metres of office space, including an onsite fitness centre, achieving LEED Silver certification for commercial interiors -- the renovation is the first project in the province to meet this certification
SaskTel's EnviroCare Employee Network supports environmental initiatives in the community

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Moose Jaw SK, Swift Current SK, Yorkton SK, Weyburn SK, Estevan SK, Prince Albert SK, North Battleford SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,147
Employee green team Eco(logical) Strategy and Environmental Management System
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP, Human Resources and Corporate Services (part of The Environment and HR Committee, a sub-committee of the Board of Directors)
Unique green initiatives has a unique "environmental category" as part of its flexible health and wellness spending account that lets employees apply their flex-dollars to environmental purchases for day-to-day activities (from transit passes to solar panels to high efficiency appliances for the home), paperless contracts for wireless customers and e-billing options for all accounts
In-house waste reduction and recycling batteries, printer cartridges, light bulbs, wire and cabling
Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green community initiatives supports the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services (PATH) "Phones for a Fresh Start" program with over 55,000 recycled for donations since 2009, Commuter Challenge
Other location LEED Silver

The Career Directory

SaskTel has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
SaskTel employees supporting the organization's I am Stronger fundraiser against bullying

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Moose Jaw SK, Swift Current SK, Yorkton SK, Weyburn SK, Estevan SK, Prince Albert SK, North Battleford SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,102
Part-time employees in Canada 649
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 Programmer Analyst, Engineer, Engineering Assistant, Marketing Analyst, Accountant, Human Resources Manager, Administrative Assistant, Trunking and Switching Technician, Service Technician
Starting salary $45K to $50K
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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