University of Calgary
Staff from the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business hosting an employee appreciation event   (Photo credit: Riley Brandt)

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why University of Calgary was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

  • University of Calgary is committed to providing a healthy workplace for employees and offers mental health and wellness resources for faculty and staff -- additionally, the organization also maintains a dedicated campus mental health strategy
  • As part of its role as an educator, University of Calgary supports ongoing employee development with generous tuition subsidies for courses both related and unrelated to an employees' current role (to $5,359 per year) -- and invests in the education of the next generation through academic scholarships for children of employees
  • University of Calgary supports employees who are new mothers or adoptive parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments, varying by employee group, and offers the convenience of onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
Employees at the University of Calgary 'paying it forward' by handing out free coffee on campus to students and staff

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Established in Canada 1966
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,924
Part-time employees in Canada 439
Average age of employees in Canada 46.5 years
Longest serving employee 50.7 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $750 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), compressed work week, 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 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 4 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

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

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

  • University of Calgary established an Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure, responsible for providing education to the university community on a wide range of equity and diversity issues, as well as developing long-term strategic plans
  • University of Calgary supports the employment of newcomers, working with community partners such as the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association to host practicum placements and deliver information sessions -- and recently launched a Newcomer Research Network to advocate and advance research in support of immigrants, refugees and international students
  • University of Calgary established a campus mental health strategy in 2015 and created dedicated grants of up to $10,000 to encourage the community to think of ways to foster positive mental health and wellness, and build a supportive environment
Staff at the University of Calgary's Native Centre hosts a 'Blanket Exercise', an interactive learning experience that teaches about the colonization of Indigenous persons   ( Photo credit: Riley Brandt)

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,924
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Protected Disclosure
Formal commitment Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure, campus mental health strategy, Indigenous strategy (in development)
Employee resource groups Academic Women's Association to advance career development
Diversity training and awareness training on topics such as mental health, unconscious bias, bullying and toxic behaviours, and respect in the workplace
Diversity highlights recently hosted its first diversity week on campus, Diversity & Equity Network (forum for sharing information regarding current issues, research and initiatives related to diversity and equity), Positive Space campaign, Women's Advancement Office within the Schulich School of Engineering to attract and retain female faculty members, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate engineering students, The Q Centre for sexual and gender diversity, Native Centre (provides academic, personal and cultural support services to prospective and current First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit students)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Calgary Immigrant Services, Calgary Catholic Immigrant Services, Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (hosts practicum students and offers info sessions)

The Career Directory

University of Calgary has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
University of Calgary employees at the UCalgary Strong festival, celebrating the last day of classes and commemorating the first anniversary of the Brentwood tragedy

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,359 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Engineer, Nurse, Social Worker, Teacher, Administrator, Analyst, Researcher, Research Assistant
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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