SAIT employees celebrating the school's 100th-year anniversary at the Calgary Stampede

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why SAIT was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017):

  • SAIT hosts an annual health, safety and wellness fair to showcase healthy lifestyle options for staff and students and provides free access to its onsite fitness facility, which features state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a salt water pool and dive tank, a hockey arena, a bowling alley, squash courts and a studio for dance and martial arts
  • SAIT invests in the long-term development of employees through generous tuition subsidies for courses taken internally and at outside institutions (up to $10,000) and offers opportunities for employees, instructors and students to learn and work abroad through partnerships with international colleges
  • SAIT maintains the "SAIT's Alive" organization to encourage retired and former employees to stay connected to the school and participate in recreational and social activities -- members of the organization also receive a variety of benefits such as discounted membership fees to campus fitness facilities, access to the library system, and free on-campus parking
SAIT employees enjoying a painting class at the school's Celebrate SAIT event in June 2015


Industry Post Secondary, College
Established in Canada 1916
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 2,697
Part-time employees in Canada 52
Average age of employees in Canada 43.85
Longest serving employee 43.66 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $650 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 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, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

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