Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications employees in Winnipeg celebrating the launch of the company's new voice-controlled BlueSky TV product  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Shaw Communications Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018) and Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2018) :

  • Shaw Communications supports its new moms and dads (including adoptive parents) with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 70% of salary for 20 weeks) -- and also provides a variety of alternative work options to help employees balance their work and personal lives
  • Shaw Communications offers a flexible health benefits plan, allowing employees to tailor benefits to suit their evolving needs and transfer unused credits to a health care spending account, a personal wellness account, a group RRSP program or life insurance premiums -- the plan also includes a wellness account of up to $2,000 which can be used for everything from transit passes to gym membership to childcare expenses
  • Shaw Communications cultivates an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers a range of additional financial benefits including profit-sharing, year-end bonuses for all employees and referral bonuses (up to $1,000)
Shaw Communications employees volunteering at the Victoria Humane Society  

Highlights

Industry Communications, Cable and Subscription Programming
Established in Canada 1966
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Kelowna BC, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Nanaimo BC, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 10,668
Part-time employees in Canada 1,396
Average age of employees in Canada 37.9 years
Longest serving employee 45.6 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $2,000 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
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 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

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

  • Shaw Communications' diversity strategy features three areas of focus: hiring and retaining talent, developing talent, and awareness and communication -- the company also created a Diversity Index to measure tangible progress towards achieving goals outlined in its strategy
  • To support the employment efforts of new Canadians, Shaw Communications partners with the Canadian Immigrant Women's Association and YWCA to provide work placements for their members and participates in mentoring relationships facilitated by the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council -- additionally, Shaw participates in monthly Employer Cafés for new Canadian job seekers, facilitated by Manitoba Start
  • Shaw Communications partners with the Military Employment Transition program to assist veterans leaving the military to find meaningful employment -- and also participates in Prospect Now's Forces@Work initiative, which supports retired Canadian Air Force personnel re-entering the workforce
Staff at Shaw Communications and Shaw Bear riding in a Pride truck  
"One of the most powerful differentiators of our culture here at Shaw is that we can all bring ourselves to work and that our diversity of thought and perspective makes our culture richer." Jim L., EVP & Chief Marketing & Culture Officer

Highlights

Industry Communications, Cable and Subscription Programming
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Kelowna BC, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Nanaimo BC, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 10,668
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives SVP, People
Formal commitment executive diversity committee, national diversity task force
Employee resource groups Women@Shaw
Diversity highlights Women@Shaw diversity mentorship program (pilot program matched five mentees with five mentors from senior leadership for 6 months), celebrations to recognize important dates such as Canadian Multiculturalism Day, International Women's Day, Pride Month and International Day for Persons with Disabilities
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (mentorship for new Canadians), Equitek, DIVERSECity, Meticulon (employment for individuals on the autism spectrum), Champions Calgary (persons with disabilities), Sto:Lo Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training, Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre, Catalyst Canada

The Career Directory

Shaw Communications Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Shaw Communications technical operations employees in Calgary, Alberta

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Communications, Cable and Subscription Programming
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Kelowna BC, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Nanaimo BC, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON
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 Installer, Customer Advisor, Sales Consultant, Technical Service Representative, Administrative Assistant, Coordinator, Analyst, Project Coordinator, Accounts Payable Representative, Technician, Accounts Receivable Representative, Accountant
Starting salary $50K to $55K
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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