National Energy Board
Employees at the National Energy Board participating in yoga on the rooftop

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why National Energy Board was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2018), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2018) and Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

  • National Energy Board helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
  • In addition to 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, National Energy Board offers up to 5 additional paid family leave days, which can be used for family-related responsibilities
  • National Energy Board offers new moms a full year of maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary) as well as exceptional parental leave top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for 35 weeks)
National Energy Board engineers listening to a presentation

Employer Background

Industry Federal Government, Regulation of the Oil, Gas, and Electric Utility Industries
Established in Canada 1959
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 477
Part-time employees in Canada 27
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1.8%
Average age of employees in Canada 46 years
Longest serving employee 35 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features employee photography displayed on all floors, rooftop patio with barbecue, furniture and green space (can be booked for meetings and events), a quiet wellness room for employees to recharge for up to 30 minutes when they need a break from a busy day, collaboration spaces with comfortable seating, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, board games
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (Pilates, yoga, fitness bootcamps (hosted by certified NEB employee instructors for a nominal fee)), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities Beltline Aquatic and Fitness Centre, fitness club, Central Memorial Park, Beaulieu Gardens, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Bankers Hall and the Core Shopping Centre, numerous restaurants and coffee shops, close to the city's LRT and the enclosed +15 walkway system

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name FUN Committee
Recent social events pub and karaoke nights, Christmas party, children's Christmas party, Stampede party
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, internal social media
Other in-house communications company-wide town hall meetings, Ask Leadership feedback program that lets employees ask questions directly to managers, weekly "iPoll" to gather employee feedback on a variety of topics

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Financial benefits note National Energy Board has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Family-friendly benefits note National Energy Board has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information membership with Kids & Company to ensure access to emergency back-up childcare

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note National Energy Board has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation jump vacation increases after 8 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave maximum 15 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information paid personal days are defined as family leave days and can be used for family appointments and other related responsibilities, company paid personal days include half days reserved for Christmas, New Year and the Calgary Stampede

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

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
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, on-the-spot Instant Awards (may be presented at any time in recognition of exceptional job performance), annual CEO's Award to recognize outstanding employee contributions, prestigious Awards of Distinction for commitment, creativity, leadership, health and safety, diversity and teamwork (6 awards presented at an annual recognition ceremony each fall)

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs education leave of absence of up to 1 year (employees can also apply to receive an allowance in lieu of salary), depending on the course, employees may apply for reimbursement for textbooks and other course materials (up to 50%), leadership development program, new Women in Leadership initiative (includes training and mentoring workshops)

Community Involvement Rating: B+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 701 hours last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way
Community highlight National Energy Board employees support the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) and host a variety of unique fundraising events including a chili cook-off, a pancake breakfast (prepared by the legal team), an international potluck lunch, a summer barbecue, a first time wine survivor event, and a poker night with the Canada Revenue Agency to raise money for the United Way.

The Career Directory

National Energy Board has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
National Energy Board employees in discussion with a company representative

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal Government, Regulation of the Oil, Gas, and Electric Utility Industries
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Montréal QC
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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Engineer, Market Analyst, Supply Analyst, Environmental Specialist, Communications Officer, Programmer/Analyst, Human Resources Advisor, Operations Inspector
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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