Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge employees   (Photo credit: Michael Hart)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2021) and Alberta's Top Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why Enbridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2021) and Alberta's Top Employers (2020):

  • Enbridge's health benefits plan features a mental health practitioners benefit (up to $2,000 annually) in addition to offering a wellness program focused on physical, financial and mental well-being -- the program also features more than 100 employee Wellness Ambassadors who champion employee engagement in various initiatives throughout the year
  • Along with helping employees save for the future through a unique combined defined contribution plan (first five years of employment) and defined benefit pension plan (starting after five years of employment), Enbridge also provides retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options for those nearing retirement, and a health benefits plan that extends to retirees (with no age limit)
  • Varying by position, Enbridge employees have a variety of alternative working arrangements available, including flexible hours, shortened and compressed work weeks, and work-from-home options
Enbridge employees hold a meeting  

Employer Background

Industry Energy infrastructure
Established in Canada 1949
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Chatham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 7,627
Part-time employees in Canada 128
Full-time employees worldwide 11,066
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 12.23%
Average age of employees in Canada 43.23 years
Longest serving employee 51.12 years

Physical Workplace Rating: B+

Commuter amenities electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station, corporate ride-sharing account
Workplace features head office was recently renovated and features the city's largest recreational park area, offering space with tables and chairs where employees can enjoy lunch or take a break, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants, head office is also home to one of 2 Enbridge Technology & Innovation Labs where engineering and operational employees work with cutting-edge technology in the development of innovative products for the future
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, foosball table, table hockey, table tennis, lounge areas located on each floor with bookable private meeting rooms located adjacent to each lounge and a large social gathering area on the second floor with couches, music and upscale coffee machines
Other food options at main location all weather access to a variety of food options via the city's walkway system
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, spin and a variety of other classes (new facility is located on the top floor offering spectacular views while employees work out)
Other nearby amenities YMCA, YWCA, Bow Valley Club, GoodLife Fitness, World Health Fitness, Prince's Island Park, Olympic Plaza, East Village River Walkway, connected to the city's Plus+15 enclosed walkway system, Arts Commons, Glenbow Museum

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Employees Club (head office, in operation for over 15 years), Blue Flame Club (in Chatham, est. 1968, Pipeliner's Club (in Edmonton, operating for over 20 years)
Past social events head office holiday party, annual Stampede breakfast (company-paid or heavily subsidized), cooking classes, theatre shows and many more -- most events are 50% subsidized of the actual cost
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available, employee sports teams, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance, discounted auto lease rates, newly hired employees participate in a defined contribution plan for the first 5 years of their employment and are automatically transferred to a defined benefit plan after 5 years on the job, union and non-union employees can also participate in a group savings plan with matching employer contributions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan note Enbridge has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 93% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 16 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Paid sick days employees receive 5 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Wellness spending account up to $350 each year
Additional health plan information fertility treatment benefit (up to $2,400) is not restricted to IVF, new depression care and cognitive behavioural therapy as part of the existing EAP
Wellness initiatives wellness program focused on physical, financial and mental well-being (includes a number of activities in support of employee engagement and well-being, such as team step challenges, a 30-day mindfulness challenge, biometric screening, health assessments and a financial well-being challenge), new initiative also features more than 100 employee Wellness Ambassadors who actively help to promote the program and encourage employee participation
Family-friendly benefits note Enbridge has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $2,400 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 3 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 3 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 3 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $2,100 per child
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information depending on their employee group, some employees can also earn additional time off through an earned days off program

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note Enbridge has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 12 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information leaves of absence and the number of paid personal days (and sick days) vary by employee group

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), recently introduced a harmonized long-service awards program that features icons to recognize different parts of the business and are awarded to employees to celebrate their milestones, online recognition program includes spot rewards of up to $200
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 13,954 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 2,750 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way campaigns across North America (employees and the company donated over $7.8-million to campaigns across North America), leading sponsor of the Alberta and Québec legs of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and the international "energy4everyone" community investment program, where employees have the opportunity to work on energy sustainability projects such as a solar electric system in Peru
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Enbridge focuses community investment in 3 core areas: safety, community and environment. Impressively, Enbridge made over 2,750 community investments totalling more than $22.9-million in organizations across North America.

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why Enbridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2020):

  • Enbridge maintains an interactive enterprise gender dashboard with consolidated data related to male and female metrics -- shared with everyone at the company and posted on a quarterly basis, the dashboard can be filtered by business unit, salary grade and gender
  • Enbridge works with community partners to recruit, hire and onboard employees with developmental disabilities as oasis coordinators and eZone concierges, who tidy and clean communal kitchens and rest areas, as well as boardrooms and copy rooms -- Enbridge plans on expanding this program over the next several years, as well as expanding the types of positions to hire for
  • Enbridge's diversity and inclusion team, along with the organization's Females in Engineering (Feminen) employee resource group and Edmonton Catholic Schools' Braided Journeys program recently completed the fifth year of the Engineering Futures program, where Indigenous junior high school girls are matched with female engineering mentors, with monthly gatherings throughout the school year
Enbridge employees review plans  

Highlights

Industry Energy infrastructure
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Chatham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 8,152
Part-time employees in Canada 150
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion steering committee, North American diversity leads, diversity and inclusion advisory groups, employs a number of dedicated staff to support the company's diversity and inclusion strategy
Recruitment initiatives Diversity Targets campaign (set aspirational representation targets after reviewing company demographics and an external benchmarking study), hosts short-term work experiences in partnership with community partners and service providers in Alberta for Indigenous communities, disability organizations and agencies supporting newcomers to Canada
Employee resource groups 10 ERGs, with 33 chapters including: APT (administrative professionals), CONNECT (next-generation professionals), EDGE (ethnically diverse), FeMALES IN ENGINEERING (FEMINEN), Indigenous Employee Resource Group, Leadership Development Network, Caregivers, Allies, Resources Education Support (CARE), Prism Energy (LGBTQ+), Veterans (active and former members of the armed forces), Women@Enbridge
Training and awareness diversity intranet page (includes resources from Prism Energy and an ally card to display "Safe Person, Safe Space"), on-demand or micro-learning diversity and inclusion resources (presentations, video and article library, webinars, tools, workshops from partners), Indigenous awareness training for specialized staff, blanket exercises in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray, diversity and inclusion training embedded in leadership development programs
Diversity highlights dedicated online diversity and inclusion Yammer group, hosts an annual Women of Energy conference for employees from Union Gas and Enbridge Gas Distribution, with guests invited on a rotating basis for different participants each year, participating in WinSETT's Status of Women's Gender Equality Network Project addressing systemic barriers of gender bias and stereotypes for women in science, engineering, trades and technology sectors
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Catalyst (Men Advocating Real Change workshops), Pan-Disability Connection (founding member), Pride at Work (member), Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (employer partner, working to tailor online courses for Enbridge employees), WinSETT (professional development workshops for early to mid-career female engineers, scientists and technologists), NorQuest College and Government of Alberta (developed free learning modules to increase intercultural awareness within Canadian workplaces)

The Career Directory

Enbridge Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Enbridge employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Energy infrastructure
Full-time employees in Canada 5,000 to 10,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Chatham ON
Student opportunities 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
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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