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TELUS Corporation
TELUS employee taking advantage of the company's 'Work Styles' program that offers staff a range of alternative working options

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

Here are some of the reasons why TELUS Corporation was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2017):

  • TELUS encourages employees to work from home through a formal "Work Styles" program, designed to help employees easily adopt flexible work arrangements where possible -- the long-term initiative aims to have 70% of employees in major centres able to work from home or on a mobile basis for part of the time
  • TELUS employs a Chief Wellness Officer to support employee efforts to make healthy choices and launched a 12-week "Self-Health" pilot program to help employees take better long-term care of their health and minimize the risk of illness and disease
  • TELUS' new corporate headquarters in Vancouver (TELUS Garden) received LEED Platinum certification for its many energy-saving (and producing) features and was designed to better accommodate the changing nature of work for many employees, offering telepresence rooms, reservable walk-station treadmill desks and onsite restaurants that offer their own online ordering system
TELUS employees enjoying a team member celebration at TELUS Garden

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Established in Canada 1907
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, New Westminster BC, Edmonton AB, Québec QC, Rimouski QC, Surrey BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Prince George BC, Mississauga ON, Longueuil QC, Scarborough ON, Barrie ON, Saint-Laurent QC, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Sainte-Marie QC
Full-time employees in Canada 23,328
Part-time employees in Canada 3,312
Average age of employees in Canada 39.9
Longest serving employee 47 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
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), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
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 12 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, 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 (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why TELUS Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • TELUS manages a rotational leadership development program for new university or college graduates, hiring grads for a 24- to 36-month period in finance, marketing and engineering disciplines -- participants gain hands-on experience through multiple business roles, receive coaching and mentoring, interact regularly with senior management and the leadership team, and participate in a number of formal and informal development opportunities
  • TELUS created the Innovation Project, a nationwide internal business case competition to encourage innovative thinking amongst employees -- participants identify an area of opportunity that will add value to the organization and present a business case to mentors and senior leaders in various rounds until a final winner is selected
  • Each year, TELUS hosts a Social Enterprise Competition, allowing employees to share ideas for a social enterprise that will help Canadians enhance their well-being -- the winning team receives $50,000 in seed capital and a 6-month paid secondment to bring their idea to life -- last year's winning idea was "TELUS WISE Social", an online tool that provides parents with insights into their children's social media activities
TELUS executives presenting the inaugural Business Community Champion award at the company's Lower Mainland Celebration of Giving event

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, New Westminster BC, Edmonton AB, Québec QC, Rimouski QC, Surrey BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Prince George BC, Mississauga ON, Longueuil QC, Scarborough ON, Barrie ON, Saint-Laurent QC, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Sainte-Marie QC
Full-time employees in Canada 23,328
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, 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
Unique initiatives TELUS maintains a strong presence on campus, participating in a number of events to reach out to the next generation including information sessions, career fairs, tech talks, speed networking, LinkedIn workshops and offering tours of TELUS Innovation Centres as well as open houses at some office locations, offers Leadership Development and Alumni networks for participants of rotational leadership development programs, paid internships also offered in partnership with Career Edge, maintains a Converged Technology Professional apprenticeship program

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

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

  • TELUS maintains "Eagles", a dedicated resource group to provide professional development and networking opportunities for Aboriginal employees -- members work in conjunction with other TELUS teams to develop marketing strategies to better serve the needs of Aboriginal customers as well as promote the company's supplier diversity strategy -- TELUS also supports a number of programs dedicated to Aboriginal youth and created a pilot mentorship program for employees in Edmonton and Vancouver
  • TELUS established a 12-month supplier diversity mentorship program, providing opportunities for 6 diversity-certified companies to work directly with a TELUS executive to develop strategies to strengthen their business
  • With over 1,000 members, TELUS' "Spectrum" group promotes inclusive practices for LGBTQA employees and organizes internal learning and networking opportunities -- Spectrum's Toronto chapter also mentors LGBTQ students (in partnership with the Rotman Commerce Pride Association) and recently expanded mentorship to include students from McMaster University and Ryerson University
TELUS executive and employee at the CHLOE Awards in Vancouver, British Columbia
"Through our Women's Network -- Connections, I've leveraged my strengths and passions for supporting and advancing women in the workplace to take on a leadership role. I've had the privilege of being mentored by fantastic role models as well as working with talented peers to develop events and initiatives that empower and inspire women at TELUS and in the community." Amanda Wong, Senior Marketing Manager

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, New Westminster BC, Edmonton AB, Québec QC, Rimouski QC, Surrey BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Prince George BC, Mississauga ON, Longueuil QC, Scarborough ON, Barrie ON, Saint-Laurent QC, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Sainte-Marie QC
Full-time employees in Canada 23,328
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP of People & Culture and Senior People & Culture Advisor
Formal commitment maintains a diversity and inclusiveness office, responsible for overseeing the company's diversity strategy, and a diversity and inclusiveness council, publishes an annual diversity and inclusiveness report
Employee resource groups ERGs include Abilities Network (persons with disabilities), Alliance (military), Connections (network for women, over 3,900 members, hosted 140 local events), Eagles (Aboriginal peoples), Mosaic (network for new Canadians, 700 members), Spectrum (LGBT), some ERGs have recently expanded to international chapters
Diversity training and awareness training on conscious and unconscious bias
Diversity highlights 5th annual CHLOE awards (recognition program for women organized by Connections resource group), Aboriginal pilot mentorship program in Edmonton and Vancouver, speed mentoring with senior leaders (organized by the MOSAIC resource group), participates in the Career Mentorship program to connect newcomers with experienced professionals for mentoring (joint initiative of immigration employment organizations), maintains gender transition guidelines, events to recognize important dates such as World Autism Awareness Day, International Women's Day and National Aboriginal Day
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Women of Influence, Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, Edmonton Regional Immigrant Employment Council, Immigrant Employment Council of BC, Abilities in Mind, Career Edge, Mosaic, Champion Career Centre, Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Out on Bay Street

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why TELUS Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • TELUS actively encourages employees to work from home through its formal "Work Styles" program, designed to assist employees in adopting flexible work arrangements and reduce the number of trips to and from the office -- the program helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, not only by reducing employee travel but also the company's overall real estate footprint
  • TELUS' Sustainability Council is comprised of 15 employees who support employee-led Green Teams at offices across the country, organizing a range of events to engage colleagues from promoting carpooling to recycling drives to gardening and composting workshops
  • TELUS' new LEED Platinum certified head office in downtown Vancouver (TELUS Garden) features rooftop solar panels, triple-glazed windows, a rainwater harvesting system for non-potable water, outdoor terraces, and state-of-the-art building control systems -- the building is designed to consume 90 percent less energy than a similar sized building
TELUS' President and CEO greeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at TELUS Garden after the official announcement of the building's LEED Platinum certification

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, New Westminster BC, Edmonton AB, Québec QC, Rimouski QC, Surrey BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Prince George BC, Mississauga ON, Longueuil QC, Scarborough ON, Barrie ON, Saint-Laurent QC, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Sainte-Marie QC
Full-time employees in Canada 23,328
Employee green team Green Teams (local and open to all employees), National Sustainability Council (comprised of 15 employees who dedicate from 5 to 10 percent of their paid working time to champion sustainability initiatives and support local Green Teams)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Chief Sustainability Officer and the Sustainability Steering Committee (comprised of senior personnel)
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management System (aligns with ISO 14001:2004 standards), Environmental Policy (public statement)
Green highlights full suite of teleconferencing products to help business customers reduce unnecessary travel, electronic medical record services (over 9 million patient files stored electronically), Work Styles program (flexible work arrangements leading to reduced commuting emissions and a reduced real estate footprint)
Extended recycling organics (pilot program with intention to expand), all types of electronic waste, batteries, hazardous waste (motor oil, antifreeze), cellphones (including customer phones), furniture (donated where possible), paper use reduction strategy, and recently conducted a waste review and established a 90 percent 5-year waste diversion from landfill target
Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives World Wildlife Foundation (made a $1 million investment over 4 years to support animal and habitat protection initiatives), Tree Canada (over half a million trees and saplings have been planted and maintained since 1998)
Head office LEED Platinum
Other location LEED Pending
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, geothermal heating/cooling, solar air heating, new Calgary (TELUS Sky) is being constructed to meet LEED Platinum standards, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

TELUS Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
TELUS employees having fun on the dance floor at the grand opening of TELUS Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, New Westminster BC, Edmonton AB, Québec QC, Rimouski QC, Surrey BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Prince George BC, Mississauga ON, Longueuil QC, Scarborough ON, Barrie ON, Saint-Laurent QC, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Sainte-Marie QC
Full-time employees in Canada 23,328
Part-time employees in Canada 3,312
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
Other info for new grads TELUS continues to support the next generation of leaders in their career success through graduate programs, including a Graduate Engineering Leadership Development Program, a Finance Development Program, and a Marketing Development Program.
Typical new grad positions Product Analyst, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Marketing Coordinator
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits 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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