Connect First Credit Union
Connect First Credit Union employees with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi at the High Performance Rodeo Launch  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

Here are some of the reasons why Connect First Credit Union was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

  • Connect First Credit Union maintains a flexible health benefits plan, allowing employees to customize levels of coverage to suit their personal needs and transfer unused credits to additional salary or savings -- credits may also be used for health spending or a "Living Well" account, which include subsidies for gym membership, fitness equipment and child care expenses
  • Connect First Credit Union helps employees achieve better work-life balance with flexible hours, shortened work weeks, a telecommuting option and up to 6 paid personal days, which can be scheduled at the employee's discretion
  • Connect First Credit Union invests in ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses (to $1,200 per year), as well as subsidies for professional accreditation
Connect First Credit Union employees giving out food vouchers at Calaway Park in Springbank, Alberta  


Industry Credit Unions
Established in Canada 1938
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Brooks AB, Strathmore AB, Drumheller AB
Full-time employees in Canada 537
Part-time employees in Canada 100
Average age of employees in Canada 40.5 years
Longest serving employee 33.8 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $1,200 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), 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 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership 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, (up to 3 paid days)

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