University of Calgary
University of Calgary's President Elizabeth Cannon hosts a campus-wide barbecue lunch in partnership with the Calgary Stampede   (Photo credit: Riley Brandt)

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

Here are some of the reasons why University of Calgary was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017):

  • University of Calgary supports employees who are new mothers or adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments, varying by employee group, and offers the convenience of onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • As part of its role as an educator, University of Calgary supports ongoing employee development with generous tuition subsidies for courses both related and unrelated to an employees' current role (to $5,359 per year) -- and invests in the education of the next generation through an academic scholarship program for children of employees
  • University of Calgary is an environmentally-conscious organization and employs a Chief Sustainability Officer, responsible for overseeing its environmental strategy -- additionally, the university hosts annual sustainability awards to recognize and celebrate the contributions of staff, students and facility
University of Calgary faculty Dr Keith Sharkey, Dr Nina Cluny and Dr Raylene Reimer co-authored an obesity and fibre supplement study   (Photo credit: Riley Brandt)

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Established in Canada 1966
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,748
Part-time employees in Canada 440
Average age of employees in Canada 46.5
Longest serving employee 49.7 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 97.5% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $750 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 4 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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