WestJet Airlines Ltd.

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why WestJet Airlines Ltd. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

  • WestJet maintains a longstanding tradition of making its employees owners through a share purchase plan, available to all employees -- and lets everyone share in the company's success with profit-sharing
  • While many WestJet employees work sky-high, those on the ground can take advantage of a variety of onsite amenities at the company's head office, including a cafeteria with healthy and special diet menus, an employee lounge outfitted with video games, foosball and board games, and free access to an onsite fitness facility
  • The company supports a number of charitable initiatives each year, and, through the WestJet Cares for Kids program, has donated 65,000 flights to charitable partners worldwide


Industry Air Transportation
Established in Canada 1996
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Yellowknife NT, Abbotsford BC, Comox BC, Kamloops BC, Kelowna BC, Prince George BC, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Fort McMurray AB, Grande Prairie AB, Regina SK, Saskatoon SK, Winnipeg MB, Thunder Bay ON, Ottawa ON, Hamilton ON, Toronto ON, Kitchener ON, London ON, Windsor ON, Montréal QC, Québec QC, Moncton NB, Saint John NB, Sydney NS, St. John's NL, Deer Lake NL, Charlottetown PE, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 8,204
Part-time employees in Canada 4,060
Average age of employees in Canada 40 years
Longest serving employee 21 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 70% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 3 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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