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Keyera Corp.
Keyera Corp. employees at a natural gas liquids storage facility in the Edmonton Terminal   (Photo credit: Jason Stang)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Alberta's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Keyera Corp. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Alberta's Top Employers (2019):

  • As part of the company's health benefits plan, Keyera Corp. offers a health spending account equivalent to 4.5 per cent of their salary plus an additional $3,500 each year, which can be used to top up existing levels of coverage or allocated as savings, cash, share purchase options or RRSP
  • Keyera Corp. encourages employees to engage in physical activity with employee-led sports teams and a wellness spending account which can be used to cover the costs of gym membership (to $750 per year) -- employees can also take advantage of an onsite fitness facility with Zumba, yoga and spin classes
  • Keyera Corp. cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan and helps employees save for the longer term with a defined contribution pension plan
Office employees at Keyera Corp.'s Calgary location  

Employer Background

Industry Crude petroleum and natural gas extraction
Established in Canada 1998
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Drayton Valley AB, Red Deer AB, Rocky Mountain House AB, Grande Prairie AB, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Rimbey AB
Full-time employees in Canada 991
Part-time employees in Canada 35
Full-time employees worldwide 1,028
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 30%
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 45 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features renovated office tower features a large glass atrium and tropical plants, direct access to the +15 walkway, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, video games, table hockey
Snacks available fresh fruit available weekly
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, instructor-led classes (yoga, Zumba, spin), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Bow Valley Club, fitness club, Princess Island Park and bicycle pathway system, daycare, restaurants, Eau Claire Market, TD Square Shopping Mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A+

Employee social committee name Keyera Social Club (est. 2001)
Recent social events winter celebration, Christmas cheer celebration, summer golf tournament, Calgary Stampede lunch and party, corn maze event, bowling, Corporate Challenge sporting events and participation in the annual Commuter Challenge, summer barbecues at all sites
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Additional financial benefits annual short-term incentive plan for all employees with target bonuses (ranging from 10% to 100% of base salary)

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Other health plan information employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $3,500 each year
Wellness spending account up to $750 each year
Additional health and wellness information online health and wellness platform called LifeSpeak (available to employees and their families), health spending account is 4.5% of salary plus an additional $3,500 per year and can be used to top up existing benefits or allocated to savings, cash, share purchase options or RRSP
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits yes
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 3 days off
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 8 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), personal recognition bonus for one-time achievements (ranging from $500 to $5,000)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Financial bonuses for course completions yes

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 7,644 hours last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way (annual campaign includes a week of fun activities), STARS/Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta, Arts Commons Calgary, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Keyera's charitable program focuses on four primary areas: community enhancement, the environment, health and wellness, youth and education.

The Career Directory

Keyera Corp. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Keyera Corp. employees collaborating

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Crude petroleum and natural gas extraction
Parent company head office Calgary AB
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Drayton Valley AB, Red Deer AB, Rocky Mountain House AB, Grande Prairie AB, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Rimbey AB
Student opportunities 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
Typical new grad positions Analyst, Administrator, Engineer
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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