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City of Edmonton employee Dean Treichel, operations supervisor at the zoo  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Edmonton, City of was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2019):

  • City of Edmonton encourages employees to build their skills through various in-house training initiatives as well as a job secondment program that includes assignments in other city departments for up to 2 years in duration
  • City of Edmonton helps employees save for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and offers retirement planning assistance, as well as phased-in work options for those nearing retirement
  • City of Edmonton offers a generous health spending account as part of its health benefits plan, allowing employees to top up coverage according to their personal needs (up to $1,100 per year)
Members of the 'Breathe' team, the City of Edmonton's green network strategy  

Highlights

Industry Municipal government
Established in Canada 1871
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,817
Part-time employees in Canada 1,965
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 42 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 70% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $1,100 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Edmonton, City of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

  • City of Edmonton hosts an annual student conference, allowing summer, co-op and graduate students to showcase their work to staff, stakeholders and community members -- the conference is planned by students and offers opportunities to network with future employers and colleagues
  • In partnership with the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton is piloting a rotational Tri-Level Pre-professional Finance Officer program to help accounting students gain experience at each level of government -- additionally, the city facilitates the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) pre-approved training program for new graduates which includes rotations in financial services, financial strategies and budget, the Office of the City Auditor and a permanent accountant position at the end of the 30-month program
  • In partnership with Careers: The Next Generation, the City of Edmonton brings on approximately 10 high school students a year to explore a career in the trades -- the students complete 160 hours over the summer, with the opportunity to work for 5 months during the school year for up to 1,000 hours in their chosen field while receiving high school credits for their hours
City of Edmonton employees  

Highlights

Industry Municipal government
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,817
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Fire Cadet program to help high school students gain experience in emergency services, Indigenous-focused summer student program, Nikaniw Aquatic Leadership Program to provide Indigenous youth opportunities to develop leadership skills, sponsors graduate students to work on sustainability-related applied research projects at the city as part of the University of Alberta's Sustainability Scholars program

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Edmonton, City of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • City of Edmonton maintains a Women@theCity committee, dedicated to examining women's issues and engagement, and utilizes gender-based analysis, an analytical tool to assess the potential impacts of policies, programs, services and other initiatives on diverse groups of women and men
  • City of Edmonton created a summer student program to provide Indigenous high school and post-secondary students with paid work experience for up to 5 months -- 28 individuals were hired in 2017 and 41 individuals were hired in 2018
  • City of Edmonton supports the employment efforts of job-seekers with disabilities through the Abilities in Action work experience program, which provides meaningful work experience to persons with developmental disabilities -- offered in partnership with Excel Society, the tiered training program offers candidates opportunities to work as bus cleaners
City of Edmonton employees  

Highlights

Industry Municipal government
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,817
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Senior Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Formal commitment departmental diversity and inclusion committees, Women@theCity committee, Indigenous Relations Office, Urban Indigenous Accord to help foster positive relations between Indigenous communities in the city, immigration and settlement policy for newcomers
Employee resource groups Indigenous Employees Resource Network, Abilities Connect (persons with disabilities)
Diversity training and awareness training on gender-based analysis, Indigenous peoples education initiative (history and impact of residential schools), internal Indigenous peoples and awareness education website
Diversity highlights Abilities in Action work experience program for persons with developmental disabilities, Abilities@Work program for individuals with intellectual disabilities, Indigenous summer student program, Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton initiative to engage diverse women in leadership and civic participation
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Yellowhead Tribal College, Amiskwaciy Academy, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (paid work experience program), Bredin Centre for Learning, Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (mentoring for new Canadians), EmployAbilities (persons with disabilities), Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (mock interviews for speech-related disabilities)

The Career Directory

Edmonton, City of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
City of Edmonton employees work on an urban development project

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal government
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $45K to $50K
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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