University of Calgary
University of Calgary's President Elizabeth Cannon hosts a campus-wide Stampede BBQ lunch to celebrate the university's community partnership with the Calgary Stampede   (Photo credit: Riley Brandt)

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why University of Calgary was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2016):

  • University of Calgary maintains a flexible health benefits plan, allowing employees to customize levels of coverage to suit their personal needs
  • University of Calgary is an environmentally-conscious organization, establishing a sustainability stewardship working group in 2007, comprised of 14 different cross-departmental teams that work on various aspects of campus sustainability, such as water, waste, purchasing, and energy performance
  • University of Calgary supports employees who are new mothers, fathers or adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (varying by employee group) and offers the convenience of an onsite daycare facility which they can take advantage of upon their return
University of Calgary faculty members Dr. Keith Sharkey, Dr. Nina Cluny and Dr. Raylene Reimer completed a study which found that rats fed a dietary fibre supplement can affect weight control   (Photo credit: Riley Brandt)


Industry Post Secondary, College, University
Established in Canada 1966
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,606
Part-time employees in Canada 435
Average age of employees in Canada 46.8
Longest serving employee 48.7 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
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 24 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

The Career Directory

University of Calgary has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
University of Calgary employees at the UCalgary Strong festival, celebrating the last day of classes and commemorating the first anniversary of the Brentwood tragedy

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,748
Part-time employees in Canada 440
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Engineer, Nurse, Social Worker, Teacher, Administrator, Analyst, Researcher, Research Assistant
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited

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