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Recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2019) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why EfficiencyOne was selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2019) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2019):

  • EfficiencyOne invests in ongoing employee education with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (up to $2,500 annually) and subsidies for professional accreditation
  • As part of the organization's health benefits plan, EfficiencyOne offers a health spending account of up to $500 each year, allowing employees to top up coverage as needed
  • EfficiencyOne encourages employees to prioritize health and wellness through a number of internal initiatives, including providing healthy snacks for purchase, free membership to a nearby gym, and various wellness challenges (with prizes and rewards for participants)
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Highlights

Industry Energy conservation advocacy
Established in Canada 2009
Major Canadian hiring locations Dartmouth NS
Full-time employees in Canada 98
Average age of employees in Canada 37 years
Longest serving employee 8 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 65% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $500 each year
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 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
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 Greenest Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why EfficiencyOne was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • EfficiencyOne's unique line of business is designed to encourage fellow Nova Scotians to reduce energy consumption and make green living choices, offering rebates to residents for the purchase of energy efficient appliances (and retire their old high energy consumption appliances), home energy assessments and business energy solutions
  • EfficiencyOne encourages employees to leave the car at home through a number of initiatives including discounted transit passes, an active carpooling program (with preferred and discounted parking), and support for cyclists (indoor parking, access to a bike pump and repair tools, and shower facilities) -- and offers commuters a guaranteed ride program if ever required
  • EfficiencyOne ensures that its employees "walk the green talk" by supporting a number of initiatives in the community including Bike to Work Week, the annual Commuter Challenge, Earth Day and Earth Hour events, and the Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up litter clean-up day in May -- employees even built (and manage) their own onsite community garden
Employees of EfficiencyOne take part in the Great Nova Scotia 'Pick-Me-Up' littering initiative  

Highlights

Industry Energy conservation advocacy
Major Canadian hiring locations Dartmouth NS
Full-time employees in Canada 98
Employee green team Environmental Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, People, Performance & Culture
Green highlights conducts bi-annual waste audits, bottled water ban from meetings, green cleaning products for housekeeping, non-disposable cutlery and dishes, manages numerous programs as part of its line of business including rebates for the purchase of energy star products or products researched as energy efficient in a particular field, the "Appliance Retirement" program, the "Home Energy Assessment" program and the "Business Energy Solutions" program
Building footprint includes located in a LEED Silver certified building (offices are LEED Platinum certified), LED lighting, onsite organic garden (built and maintained by employees), indoor bicycle parking, onsite shower facilities
Extended recycling organics composting, batteries (including cellphone and laptop batteries), polystyrene, shrink wrap, plastic bags and bubble wrap, e-waste, home appliances
Commuter amenities CarShare (preferred and discounted parking for carpoolers and use of car sharing service), Commuter Challenge, Bike to Work Week, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, transit subsidies
Community partnerships Earth Day and Earth Hour (hosts a variety of events such as lunch n' learns and TED talks), Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up (litter clean-up day in May), launched a "EnerGuide" rating system pilot project to measure home efficiencies (in partnership with the Government of Canada, Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Realtors Association and ViewPoint Realty Services)

The Career Directory

EfficiencyOne has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
EfficiencyOne employees celebrating the organization's social media campaign

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Energy conservation advocacy
Full-time employees in Canada 51 to 100
Major Canadian hiring locations Dartmouth NS
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads Education in engineering and engineering technology, experience with energy efficient technologies, or knowledge of building science principles, energy efficiency retrofit practices and reporting may be an asset.
Typical new grad positions Efficiency Coordinator, Energy Solutions Advisor, Administrative Assistant, Summer Tour Event Coordinator
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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