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Access Communications Co-operative Ltd.
Access Communications' broadband technicians deliver the company's products and services to customers

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Access Communications Co-operative Ltd. was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2018):

  • Access Communications supports its new and adoptive moms with maternity leave top-up payments (to 100% of salary for up to 17 weeks) -- and allows new parents to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Access Communications encourages ongoing employee development with full tuition subsidies for courses both related and not directly related to their current position, and offers a series of in-house and online training programs
  • Access Communications offers new employees 3 weeks of paid starting vacation and 3 paid personal days off to use as needed -- the co-operative also considers previous experience when setting individual vacation entitlements
Access Communications employees from Yorkton fundraising for cancer research

Highlights

Industry Cable and Telecommunications
Established in Canada 1974
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, North Battleford SK, La Ronge SK, Saskatoon SK, Estevan SK, Weyburn SK, Humboldt SK, Yorkton SK, Melfort SK
Full-time employees in Canada 217
Part-time employees in Canada 48
Average age of employees in Canada 39.74 years
Longest serving employee 37 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 90% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
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 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Access Communications Co-operative Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • Access Communications works with various community organizations to provide employment opportunities to candidates from all walks of life, including Sask Abilities, to provide paid work terms for individuals with disabilities, and Partners in Employment, an agency that works with individuals who experience barriers to employment
  • In keeping with the organization's line of business, Access Communications produced a unique television show called Exceptionalities, which features extraordinary individuals challenged by disorders, disabilities or diseases -- and created a show called The Four in 2013 to showcase the challenges faced by four successful and unique First Nation and Métis women living in Regina
Call centre employees at Access Communications providing feedback to help plan business priorities for the upcoming year

Highlights

Industry Cable and Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, North Battleford SK, La Ronge SK, Saskatoon SK, Estevan SK, Weyburn SK, Humboldt SK, Yorkton SK, Melfort SK
Full-time employees in Canada 217
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Human Resources and Safety Manager
Diversity training and awareness diversity and harassment training during orientation
Diversity highlights participates in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program to hire regional technicians, works with a local high school in Regina to provide work terms for students with disabilities
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Partners in Employment (employment agency), Sask Abilities (persons with disabilities)

The Career Directory

Access Communications Co-operative Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Access Communications employees participating in the annual Movember fundraiser

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Cable and Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, North Battleford SK, La Ronge SK, Saskatoon SK, Estevan SK, Weyburn SK, Humboldt SK, Yorkton SK, Melfort SK
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 Internet Support Representative, Administrative Assistant, Broadband Technician, Marketing Co-ordinator, Accounting Clerk, Network Technician, Production Assistant, Graphic Designer, Internal Network Technician
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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