Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Operators at Pembina's facilities in Redwater, AB   (Photo credit: Fritz Tolentino)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Pembina Pipeline Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Alberta's Top Employers (2018) :

  • In addition to the company's regular health benefits plan, Pembina offers a health and wellness spending account of $1,000, allowing employees to adjust levels of coverage to suit their personal needs -- the company also promotes overall employee wellness through its dedicated "Take a Pembina Wellness Break" campaign that features monthly themes to address physical, mental, financial and workplace health
  • Pembina cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan and encourages employees to prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and contributions to defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, as well as a matching RSP program
  • Located in a LEED-certified office complex in downtown Calgary, Pembina's head office features all-weather access to numerous shops and restaurants through the city's enclosed walkway system, free access to an onsite shared-use fitness facility (with instructor-led classes) and a fully equipped lounge complete with video games, a pool table and bean bag chairs -- the building also features a rooftop vegetable garden with the harvest available for building restaurants and even a bee apiary with honey available for purchase
A Pembina employee in a control room   (Photo credit: Roth and Ramberg Photography Inc)

Employer Background

Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Established in Canada 1954
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Fort McMurray AB, Whitecourt AB, Valleyview AB, Drayton Valley AB, Medicine Hat AB, Swan Hills AB, Slave Lake AB, Sherwood Park AB, Fort St. John BC, Kamloops BC, Corunna ON, Sarnia ON, Grande Prairie AB, Hinton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,554
Part-time employees in Canada 7
Full-time employees worldwide 1,577
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 30%
Average age of employees in Canada 41.3 years
Longest serving employee 45 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features offices are located in a LEED Platinum-certified building on Stephen Avenue in Calgary's downtown core, the building features an onsite Starbucks, courtyard with outdoor seating and an indoor garden area with large trees, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, religious observance room, outdoor patio, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, pool table, foosball table, table hockey, board games, table tennis, bean bag chairs
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, take-home meals
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga), rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, the 8,500 square foot facility also includes a weight room, a cardio area, personal training services and studio fitness classes offered throughout the day
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Olympic Plaza, fitness club, Prince's Island Park, Courthouse Park, Eau Claire Park, daycare, restaurants, CORE Shopping Centre and indoor Devonian Gardens, +15 walkway

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Pembina Pipeline Corporation Social Club (est. 1998)
Recent social events annual Darrell Berg Memorial hockey tournament, Calgary Stampede party, adult holiday party, children's holiday party, Jasper golf tournament, skiing weekends, pub nights, curling event, paint nights, movie screening for employees and their families, an air band competition, and discounted tickets to a variety local events, from hockey games to wine tasting events
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications company-wide town halls, the "Ask an Exec" anonymous question and feedback section on intranet

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 6 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
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
Signing bonuses available for some positions

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 23 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, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Wellness spending account up to $1,000 each year
Additional health and wellness information ongoing employee wellness campaign
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, daycare centre onsite, academic scholarships of up to $5,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information compassionate leave top-up may be available for up to 5 days, priority space for employees available at onsite daycare

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 6 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 6 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information unpaid leaves are offered on a case-by-case basis

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, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), a one-time "Gift of Time" to acknowledge each individual who was an active Pembina employee as of July 1, 2017, namely, 5 additional days of paid vacation for 2018
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 3 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, 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 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs Aboriginal Environmental Trainee program (5-day program works with local Indigenous communities, helping to provide meaningful employment with Environmental Inspectors during pipeline construction), dedicated CPA and Engineers-in-Training programs

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 615 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 454 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Skills Alberta Canada, Calgary Zoo, Silvera for Seniors, Food Banks Alberta (Fresh Food Fund) Breakfast Club of Canada (Fuel 4 Thought), United Way
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Pembina's community investment program is organized into four pillars: education, safety and environment, health and recreation, and community building.

The Career Directory

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Pembina employees onsite at the office in Grande Prairie, Alberta

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Natural Gas Distribution
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Fort McMurray AB, Whitecourt AB, Valleyview AB, Drayton Valley AB, Medicine Hat AB, Swan Hills AB, Slave Lake AB, Sherwood Park AB, Fort St. John BC, Kamloops BC, Corunna ON, Sarnia ON, Grande Prairie AB, Hinton AB
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 Analyst, Engineer-in-Training, Assistant, Operator
Starting salary $65K to $70K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, 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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