Department of Western Economic Diversification Canada
Department of Western Economic Diversification Canada staff participate in Edmonton's Corporate Challenge  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Department of Western Economic Diversification Canada was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2019):

  • Department of Western Economic Diversification Canada supports employees who are new mothers with paid leave for a full year and also provides parental leave top-up to fathers and adoptive parents -- additionally, employees have the option to extend their leave to an unpaid leave of absence
  • Department of Western Economic Diversification Canada recently launched an Employee Innovation Fund to help spark innovation among its workforce -- the $75,000 fund supports employee-driven ideas for improving work and the organization's role in serving Canadians
  • As part of the organization's commitment to health and well-being, Department of Western Economic Diversification Canada offers a number of initiatives including subsidized boot camp classes and gym membership, onsite meditation events, and lunch and learn events on nutrition and cycling (to name a few)
Staff at the Department of Western Economic Diversification Canada celebrating Canada Day  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, economic development
Established in Canada 1987
Parent company Treasury Board of Canada
Parent company head office Edmonton AB
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 320
Part-time employees in Canada 26
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 30 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, 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 6 months
In-house training initiatives In-house training initiatives
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement national, international
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

Department of Western Economic Diversification Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Department of Western Economic Diversification Canada corporate services employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal government, economic development
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Parent company Treasury Board of Canada
Parent company head office Edmonton AB
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Winnipeg MB, Ottawa ON, Calgary AB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, in-house career planning services
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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