Pursuit
A Pursuit employee helps guests check-in at the Elk and Avenue Hotel in Banff, AB   (Photo credit: Chris Amat)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Pursuit was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2019):

  • Pursuit encourages lifelong learning with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (to $1,000) and subsidies for professional accreditation
  • As part of the company's flexible health benefits plan, Pursuit offers a health spending account of up to $350 to allow employees to top up coverage as needed
  • Pursuit cultivates a culture of recognition through a number of initiatives, including Line of Business Awards, Viad Values First and Innovation Awards, Xcellence Awards and year-end awards
A Pursuit guide speaks to guests before they board the Banff Gondola   (Photo credit: Shannon Martin)

Highlights

Industry Vacations and travel tours
Established in Canada 1892
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Viad Corp
Parent company head office Denver, CO, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Banff AB, Jasper AB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 513
Part-time employees in Canada 60
Average age of employees in Canada 28 years
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
Health spending account up to $350 each year
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 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 apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,000 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, (up to 1 paid day)

The Career Directory

Pursuit has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Pursuit employees boarding a cruise at one of the organizations' attractions in Banff Lake, AB

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Vacations and travel tours
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Parent company Viad Corp
Parent company head office Denver, CO, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Banff AB, Jasper AB, Vancouver BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Boat Captain, Guest Services, Memory Makers, Ice Explorer Driver, Reservation, Interpretive Guide, Tour Host, People and Culture, Marketing and Sales, IT Superhero, Mechanic, Analyst
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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