SaskTel
A SaskTel employee working in a Regina-area store

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why SaskTel was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2018):

  • SaskTel offers employees discounts on company products and services (such as home internet and phones) and helps employees save for the longer term through a defined contribution pension plan
  • SaskTel's downtown head office (and four other office locations) feature onsite fitness facilities that are open 24/7 and offer a variety of instructor-led fitness classes -- employees enjoy free memberships and their immediate family members may also use the facility on weekends and holidays
  • SaskTel encourages ongoing employee development through a variety of in-house training programs and generous tuition subsidies for courses related and indirectly related to their current position (up to $2,500) -- and reaches out to the next generation with summer employment opportunities, paid internships, co-op and apprenticeship programs
SaskTel employees celebrating 'SaskTel Proud Day' with a pancake breakfast

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Established in Canada 1908
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Weyburn SK, Estevan SK, Saskatoon SK, Swift Current SK, North Battleford SK, Prince Albert SK, Yorkton SK, Moose Jaw SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,054
Part-time employees in Canada 596
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 48 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, non-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 $525 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 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, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Here are some of the reasons why SaskTel was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • SaskTel created the YOUTHnetwork program, a short- and long-term strategy to improve human resource issues and encourage young people, specifically underprivileged youth or Aboriginal groups, to pursue technology-based post-secondary education
  • In partnership with local high schools, SaskTel launched the YOUTHnetwork mentorship program to connect employees with students through regular email communication, as well as in-person afternoon meetings once a month -- students also have the opportunity to job shadow their mentor, tour the organization's facilities and participate in related activities
  • Working with Prairie South School Division and the Information Communication Technology Council, SaskTel offers the "Focus on Information (FIT) Program" to secondary students in select schools -- the 2-year program teaches high school students essential ICT and business skills and has four main areas of focus: business and information analysis, software design and development, network and operations support, and interactive media
SaskTel employees at the company's I Am Stronger rally

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Weyburn SK, Estevan SK, Saskatoon SK, Swift Current SK, North Battleford SK, Prince Albert SK, Yorkton SK, Moose Jaw SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,054
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives works with a number of post-secondary institutions to offer pre-employment workshops, mock interview sessions, scholarships, mentoring and networking events, Next Great Employee Network, YOUTHnetwork scholarships for grade 12 students

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Here are some of the reasons why SaskTel was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • SaskTel's Indigenous recruitment strategy aims to increase the number of Indigenous employees in the workforce through partnerships with community organizations, career fair attendance, and participation in networking events hosted by the Aboriginal Government Employee Network and the Interprovincial Aboriginal Network of Employees
  • SaskTel also maintains a hiring strategy for persons with disabilities and conducts information sessions and pre-employment workshops with community partners -- additionally, the organization created the Supported Employment program for candidates with cognitive disabilities, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Abilities Council
SaskTel employees volunteering at a local soup kitchen during Diwali

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Weyburn SK, Estevan SK, Saskatoon SK, Swift Current SK, North Battleford SK, Prince Albert SK, Yorkton SK, Moose Jaw SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,054
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Formal commitment dedicated recruitment strategies for Indigenous peoples, new Canadians and persons with disabilities
Employee resource groups NextGEN (young people), SAEN (Aboriginal peoples), SEND (persons with disabilities)
Diversity training and awareness online diversity toolkit, resource on working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired, Aboriginal cultural awareness training
Diversity highlights Supported Employment program for candidates with cognitive disabilities, employment readiness workshops and work placements for new Canadians (in partnership with Open Door Societies)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Autism Resource Centre, Saskatchewan Abilities Council (employment for persons with disabilities), First Nations Employment Centre, partnerships with a number of postsecondary institutions to offer scholarships and mentoring opportunities to youth, including Aboriginal students

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why SaskTel was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • SaskTel maintains extensive and longstanding in-house recycling programs for batteries, printer cartridges, office paper, light bulbs, phone books, wire and cabling -- across the province, the organization and the SaskTel Pioneers volunteer club sponsor local recycling projects for a variety of household items, including paint, batteries, used office furniture and old telephone directories
  • In 2014, a group of environmentally conscious SaskTel employees formed the SaskTel EnviroCare committee with the mission to "create a greener community and promote environmental awareness and initiatives through the collaboration and engagement of employees" -- the group has already completed a number of community initiatives following a 3-year strategic plan to "create a greener community"
SaskTel employees donating 'Comfort Packs' filled with donated personal items to those in need

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Weyburn SK, Estevan SK, Saskatoon SK, Swift Current SK, North Battleford SK, Prince Albert SK, Yorkton SK, Moose Jaw SK
Full-time employees in Canada 3,054
Employee green team EnviroCare (not-for-profit volunteer organization formed by employees, follows an ongoing 3-year strategic plan to "create a greener community")
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP of Human Resources and Corporate Services (part of The Environment and HR Committee, a sub-committee of the Board of Directors)
Formal strategy/policy name SaskTel Environmental Strategy 2014-2017 (first strategy was developed in 2005)
Green highlights unique "environmental category" as part of its flexible health and wellness spending account that lets employees apply their flex dollars to environmental purchases for day-to-day activities (from transit passes to solar panels to high efficiency appliances for the home), paperless contracts for wireless customers and e-billing options for all accounts
Extended recycling batteries, printer cartridges, fluorescent light bulbs, wire and cabling, office furniture
Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Computers for Schools (company donates used computers), supports the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services (PATH) "Phones for a Fresh Start" program with over 84,000 recycled for donation since 2009, Commuter Challenge, Trans Canada Trail, Safe Drinking Water Foundation (Operation Water Pollution program in local schools), Nature Conservancy of Canada
Other location LEED approximately 1,500 square metres of the head office were renovated to meet LEED Silver Commercial Interior accreditation (the first such project in the province)

The Career Directory

SaskTel has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
A customer service technician at SaskTel

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Telecommunications
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Weyburn SK, Estevan SK, Saskatoon SK, Swift Current SK, North Battleford SK, Prince Albert SK, Yorkton SK, Moose Jaw SK
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Programmer Analyst, Engineer, Engineering Assistant, Marketing Analyst, Accountant, Human Resources Manager, Administrative Assistant, Trunking and Switching Technician, Customer Service Technician
Starting salary $45K to $50K
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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