Bow Valley College
Bow Valley College employees at the Calgary Stampede Parade  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Bow Valley College was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

  • Bow Valley College maintains a flexible health benefits plan, allowing employees to customize levels of coverage to suit their personal needs as well as transfer unused credits to additional salary or savings -- and enables employees to further top up coverage through a health spending account of up to $625 or a flexible spending account of up to $1,000, depending on employee group
  • Working with a variety of post-secondary partners, Bow Valley College co-established a Post-Secondary Sustainability Community of Practice to prioritize the reach of sustainability initiatives on campuses in the city -- the organization also hosted its first annual Eco Fair recently, with local community organizations exhibiting their environmental initiatives to staff and students
  • Bow Valley College employees can take advantage of a number of on-campus amenities, including a quiet room for meditation and relaxation, a cafeteria (featuring healthy and special diet menus) and subsidized access to an onsite fitness facility
Bow Valley College's South Campus is directly accessible by Calgary's C-Train   (Photo credit: David S. Troyer)


Industry Post Secondary, College
Established in Canada 1965
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 631
Part-time employees in Canada 620
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 38 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
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 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international

The Career Directory

Bow Valley College has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Bow Valley College employees taking part in the Calgary Stampede Parade

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post Secondary, College
Full-time employees in Canada 500 to 750
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Academic Advising Representative, Accounts Payable Assistant, Accounts Receivable Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Admissions Representative, Admissions Officer, Assistant to the Dean, Events and Office Administrator, Library Assistant, Receptionist, Records Assistant
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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