Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
Al-Pac employees  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2020):

  • Al-Pac maintains a generous time off policy to encourage employees to take the time they need to recharge, offering four weeks of starting vacation allowance -- longstanding employees move to 7.5 weeks of vacation over the course of their careers and additional paid personal days may be granted to teams as required (an average of 12 days)
  • Through the company's "My Time" volunteer program, Al-Pac encourages employee volunteerism by providing funds to support community initiatives where employees volunteer their time (up to $250 annually) -- impressively, employees donated 3,000 volunteer hours on company time in the past year
  • Al-Pac supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments, to 100 per cent of salary for up to 18 weeks, and offers an option to extend their leave to an unpaid leave of absence -- additionally, employees with older children can take advantage of an academic scholarship program, to $1,250 per child per year
Al-Pac employees set up a prize wheel at the company's annual golf tournament  

Highlights

Industry Pulp and paper mills
Established in Canada 1990
Parent company Hokuetsu Corporation
Parent company head office Tokyo, Japan
Major Canadian hiring locations Athabasca AB, Boyle AB, Lac La Biche AB, Grassland AB
Full-time employees in Canada 407
Part-time employees in Canada 16
Average age of employees in Canada 46 years
Longest serving employee 30 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, 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 $500 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

The Career Directory

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Al-Pac employees show off their prize jerseys, won at a Christmas social event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Pulp and paper mills
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Parent company Hokuetsu Corporation
Parent company head office Tokyo, Japan
Major Canadian hiring locations Athabasca AB, Boyle AB, Lac La Biche AB, Grassland AB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities, subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training
Other info for new grads Aboriginal apprenticeship program, personalized development plans (for new employees)
Typical new grad positions Power Engineer, Forestry Technician, Skilled Trades, Accounting
Starting salary health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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