Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
Al-Pac employees keeping fit in the company's onsite fitness room  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

  • As part of Al-Pac's health benefits plan, employees receive an annual Lifestyle Account, a $2,300 taxable contribution which can be transferred to a non-taxable health spending account and used for additional health coverage
  • Through the company's My Time Volunteer Program, Al-Pac encourages employee volunteerism by providing funding to support community initiatives where employees volunteer their time (up to $250 annually) -- impressively, employees donated 10,000 volunteer hours on company time in the past year
  • Al-Pac manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees interested in pursuing postsecondary education (to $1,250 per child) -- and helps them gain on-the-job experience through a dedicated summer student program
Al-Pac executives recognizing employees at the company's long service awards with the help of duelling pianos  

Highlights

Industry Pulp and Paper Mills
Established in Canada 1990
Parent company Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd.
Parent company head office Tokyo, Japan
Major Canadian hiring locations Athabasca AB, Boyle AB, Lac La Biche AB, Grassland AB
Full-time employees in Canada 388
Part-time employees in Canada 13
Average age of employees in Canada 44.8 years
Longest serving employee 28 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $300 each year
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 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
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

Here are some of the reasons why Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • In partnership with "Careers: The Next Generation" and community high schools, Al-Pac participates in the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for students interested in a career in trades
  • Al-Pac also partners with the "Careers" organization to offer a Power Engineering (PEP) Summer Internship -- the program is broken up into 3 years, allowing students to obtain their steam time hours at Al-Pac during their summer break while working independently on their courses throughout the school year
  • Al-Pac offers paid and unpaid co-op programs in partnership with Portage College, NAIT, Northern Lakes College, and the University of Alberta for a variety of roles including Office Administration, Lab Technician and Accountant
Al-Pac employees, families and friends enjoy an evening at Galaxyland in Edmonton, AB  

Highlights

Industry Pulp and Paper Mills
Major Canadian hiring locations Athabasca AB, Boyle AB, Lac La Biche AB, Grassland AB
Full-time employees in Canada 388
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Career development in-house training, online training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Aboriginal apprenticeship program with positions in millwright, steamfitter-pipefitter, instrument technician, electrician and welder roles

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