DIALOG
DIALOG employees working together on a project   (Photo credit: roth and ramberg)

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

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

  • DIALOG supports a distinctively non-corporate definition of a head office, with 4 unique creative studios located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto -- the firm's Calgary office includes free bikes for employees to run errands on during their lunch hour and free access to an onsite fitness facility, which includes bootcamp, yoga and belly dancing classes
  • DIALOG helps employees save for the longer term with contributions to their RSP and helps employees transition to life after work through phased-in retirement work options
  • DIALOG provides maternity leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers, up to 75% of salary for up to 6 weeks
DIALOG employees collaborating

Highlights

Industry Architecture
Established in Canada 1960
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 560
Part-time employees in Canada 43
Average age of employees in Canada 40
Longest serving employee 44 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why DIALOG was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • DIALOG established its first Sustainability Teams a decade ago and recently created formal green "Roundtables" to ensure its sustainability initiatives are shared across all 4 studio locations
  • DIALOG developed its Carbon Action Plan in 2012, detailing the firm's approach to monitoring, benchmarking and reducing (and offsetting) its operational carbon emissions -- the plan addresses six major category areas that address the firm's primary operational impacts including electricity usage, server loads (separate from electricity), natural gas, air travel, paper and employee commuting
  • As part of its line of business, DIALOG helps influence and change the way buildings and renovations are planned and constructed -- the firm completed over 50 LEED certified projects (with another 50 registered for certification) and is a longstanding member of the Canadian Green Building Council and the US Green Building Council, with over 130 LEED accredited professionals working across the firm
A mountain view from DIALOG's Vancouver office

Highlights

Industry Architecture
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 556
Employee green team Sustainability Team (est. 2007), Roundtable (est. 2015)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Practice Principal
Formal strategy/policy name Carbon Action Plan
Green highlights varying by location the firm's studios may feature green and reusable cleaning products, reusable cutlery and dishes, corporate membership for shared-use car services, company-owned bikes (Calgary), showers for cyclists, water efficient fixtures, transit subsidies, and water bottle ban for catered lunches
Extended recycling e-waste collection, composting, materials reuse
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit
Some of the green community initiatives Commuter Challenge (across the firm)
Head office LEED Silver
Building footprint includes LED light retrofits

The Career Directory

DIALOG has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
DIALOG employees participating in the company's one-on-one mentorship program

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Architecture
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 500 to 750
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Intern Architect, Architectural Designer, Interior Designer, Engineer in Training, Graphic Designer, Architectural Technologist
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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