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Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. / APTN
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Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. / APTN was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Manitoba's Top Employers (2018):

  • APTN provides new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary for 1 week followed by 80% of salary for 16 weeks) and extends parental leave payments to new fathers and adoptive parents (to 80% of salary for 16 weeks)
  • In addition to 3.6 weeks of starting vacation allowance, APTN helps employees achieve better work-life balance through a variety of alternative working arrangements including flexible hours, a telecommuting option, and a 35-hour work week (with full pay)
  • APTN incorporated employee feedback in its workplace design -- the interior walls are painted in an Aboriginal colour scheme, the boardroom table is designed to reflect the traditional medicine wheel and the studio space features vessel artifacts representing Indigenous cultures
APTN employee

Employer Background

Industry Television Broadcasting
Established in Canada 1999
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 127
Part-time employees in Canada 3
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 6%
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 17.8 years

Physical Workplace B+

Commuter amenities subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features inside the downtown head office, the walls are painted using an Aboriginal colour scheme of blue, red and yellow, and features custom-made boardroom tables that reflect the traditional medicine wheel, kitchen areas on each floor with single-serve coffee makers, full kitchen in the main lunchroom, telecommuter workstations, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, book swap and quiet reading area, puzzles
Other nearby amenities YMCA, GoodLife, fitness club, Central Park, Japanese Gardens, Air Canada Window Park, The Forks National Historic Site, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Millennium Library, RBC Convention Centre, University of Winnipeg, Metropolitan Entertainment Centre

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name APTN Social Committee (est. 2001)
Recent social events children's Christmas party, holiday brunch, Halloween pumpkin and costume challenge, Valentine and Easter treats, summer hot dog fundraiser barbecue
Cultural aspects business casual dress, music while working
Employee communications company newsletter

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 24 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Additional financial benefits northern living allowance (reviewed annually), special housing allowance for Iqaluit-based employees, discounts on company merchandise

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 21 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Other health plan information EAP offers an extended component for family members (EFAP)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 1 week
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 16 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 80% of salary for 16 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 80% of salary for 16 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off A

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3.6 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 3 months
Additional time-off information after 5 years on-the-job, employees move to 21 days of paid vacation, after 8 years, employees receive 24 days of paid vacation (the maximum vacation allotment)

Employee Engagement & Performance B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards which include Aboriginal Star Blanket (to celebrate 10 years) and a framed Birch Bark Biting (to celebrate 15 years)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,800 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,800 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position

Community Involvement A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 7 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Christmas Cheer Board (sponsoring a family at Christmas), Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, AIDS Walk
Community highlight APTN encourages employees to volunteer and support Indigenous groups and organizations in the community.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. / APTN was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • As part of the broadcaster's relationship with the Journalists for Human Rights organization, APTN accepts up to 4 interns per year who are dedicated to reporting indigenous content
  • APTN manages an unpaid apprenticeship / work experience program for high school and post-secondary students of Aboriginal descent -- upon program completion, participants may also apply for paid internship opportunities
  • APTN is currently working with Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts to develop an internship program for students studying Audio Sound and Media Production, and is exploring the creation of a scholarship program for Aboriginal students
APTN employees collaborating in the control room

Highlights

Industry Television Broadcasting
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 138
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,800 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
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 3.6 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. / APTN has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
APTN employee in the control room

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Television Broadcasting
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Montréal QC
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,800 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions TV Technician, Researcher/Writer Trainee, Camera Operator/Editor, Reporter Correspondent, Finance Assistant, Junior Accountant, Marketing Intern
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3.6 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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