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Enbridge Inc.
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Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2024) and Alberta's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Enbridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2024) and Alberta's Top Employers (2024):

  • 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 provides retirement planning assistance, financial education seminars and phased-in work options for those nearing retirement
  • Additionally, employees can opt to participate in a group savings plan to shore up long-term savings, with employee contributions matched by the company and provided as flex credits -- contributions to the group savings plan can be allocated to a RRSP, TFSA, or non-registered savings plan
  • Enbridge provides employees with up to 16 hours annually to volunteer with non-profit organizations and charitable causes, and offers community project grants of up to $1,000 annually for goods or supplies required to support a volunteer project
  • Enbridge offers ample opportunity for professional development with an in-house university (in-person and virtual learning with courses organized into 10 faculties) and on-demand learning libraries (more than 13,000 courses, webinars, books and book summaries) -- the company also supports a scholarship program in honour of the company's former CEO, providing two awards of up to $10,000 as well as 5 days of paid study leave
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Employer Background

Industry Energy infrastructure
Established in Canada 1949
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Chatham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 7,634
Part-time employees in Canada 98
Full-time employees worldwide 11,128
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 13.4%
Average age of employees in Canada 43.3 years
Longest serving employee 51.9 years

Work Environment Rating: B+

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, telecommuting, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, job-sharing, (flexible work options vary by position)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, corporate ride-sharing account, showers and change rooms for cyclists
Onsite workplace features head office was recently renovated and features the city's largest recreational park area, offering outdoor space with tables and chairs where employees can enjoy lunch or take a break, inside, the workplace features mother's rooms, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, religious observance room, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music
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, instructor-led classes (cardio, stretch classes, spin), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Employees Club (head office, in operation for over 15 years), Blue Flame Club (in Chatham ON, est. 1968), Pipeliner's Club (in Edmonton, operating for over 20 years)
Past social events annual head office holiday party and family Stampede party (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 Fridays, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A+

Financial benefits note Enbridge has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
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-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 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
Eyecare $300 every 2 years
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
Additional health and wellness initiatives wellness program focused on physical, financial, mental, and social well-being (employees can also earn up to $350 annually for participating in related activities), virtual mental health training
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits compassionate top-up to 100% of salary for 1 week, academic scholarships of up to $2,100 per child
Additional family-friendly information emergency child care service of up to $50 per day for a maximum of 5 days

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

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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), leaders can submit requests to provide up to $5,000 in special awards for exceptional performance
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership development programs, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unique training & development programs Enbridge University (in-person and virtual learning with courses organized into 10 faculties), on-demand learning libraries (more than 13,000 courses, webinars, books and book summaries), diversity and inclusion learning program, scholarship program in honour of the company's former CEO (2 awards of up to $10,000 as well as 5 days of paid study leave), short-term "gig work" assignments internally

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 5,400 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 3,369 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported invested more than $22-million in organizations located in communities where employees live and work in the past year
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight The company's charitable program Fueling Futures supports donations, sponsorships, and employee volunteering and giving in three areas: safe, vibrant, and sustainable communities. Enbridge also provides a community project grant of up to $1,000 annually for goods or supplies required for a volunteer project, and a leadership grant to recognize the volunteer service as an elected member of the board of directors for an eligible community organization (also $1,000).

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Enbridge Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2024):

  • Enbridge conducts annual pay equity analyses to help ensure fair pay across gender and ethnicity, as well as additional analyses during performance reviews, leadership development and succession planning to ensure fairness across systems that impact career development -- the company also ran an enterprise-wide inclusion survey in 2022 to better understand how employees feel at work, and will be actioning another survey in 2024
  • Enbridge maintains nine employee resource groups (ERGs) with over 40 chapters formed across the enterprise -- each ERG is supported by an executive sponsor from the diversity and inclusion steering committee and provides mentoring, learning opportunities, events, and leadership development
  • Based on an employee listening journey in 2020, Enbridge used employee feedback to create two targeted action plans for Black equity and Indigenous employment, each with unique goals and focus areas, including specific actions to address the intersectional needs of women across other dimensions of diversity, such as setting a goal to ensure that Black women comprise at least four per cent of participants of women's leadership programs
An employee at Enbridge works on a wind farm   (Photo credit: Stuart Conway)
Last year was my first Ramadan with Enbridge. Usually, that time of the year is the toughest while working. However, I was quite pleased to see my organization had sent an informal email with all the details on the religious month prior. My colleagues around me were proactive and inclusive in my lifestyle adjustments during this time which made me feel like I could be more of myself at work. Samira Patel, work management clerk
I was shy, quiet, and uncomfortable sharing my First Nations heritage with anyone at work. I wanted to assimilate, always trying to be someone else and not liking who I was. Being part of and leading the Indigenous Employee Resource Group (IERG) has made me proud, strong, and accepting of my heritage, ancestors, and who I am as a First Nation woman and the first generation in my family not to go to residential school. This has built strength not only in me, but also in my relationship with my father and the way in which my boys are being raised as First Nations. It has enhanced my compassion towards my own people. I cannot state how invaluable the IERG has been in my life. Dana Gray, PDC procurement specialist and IERG Edmonton chapter lead


Industry Energy infrastructure
Major Canadian locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Chatham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 7,634
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives diversity and inclusion steering committee (sets enterprise-wide diversity strategy), North American diversity leads (regional point of contact), diversity and inclusion advisory groups (diversity leads chair the advisory groups)
Performance management and accountability interactive diversity dashboard with consolidated data related to gender, disability status, ethnic and racial minority status and US veteran metrics across the enterprise (dashboard is accessible to all employees and is updated on a quarterly basis, can be filtered by job category, salary grade, promotions and voluntary turnover), customized action plans with leaders to create achievable goals to address representation gaps, committed to 40% female representation in the workforce, and additional board commitments: 40% female representation and 20% racial and ethnic representation, all by 2025
Employee resource groups ERGs are supported by an executive sponsor from the diversity and inclusion steering committee and provide mentoring, peer support and leadership development, Enbridge currently has 9 ERGs with over 40 chapters including CONNECT (next generation professionals), DAN (disabilities), EDGE (ethnically diverse), FEMINEN (FEMales IN ENgineering), Indigenous Employee Resource Group, CARES (Caregivers, Allies, Resources Education Support), Prism Energy (LGBT2S), VTRN (active and former members of the armed forces), Women@Enbridge
Noteworthy diversity strategies and policies conducts pay equity analysis annually, Diversity Targets campaign (reviewed company demographics and an external benchmarking study in order to set workforce representation targets, detailed metrics and planning recommendations were also shared with senior leaders and HR), conducted maturity assessment to understand the current impacts of its inclusion initiatives and guide future efforts
Recruitment initiatives partners with community partners to hire employees with developmental disabilities, partners with EmployAbilities to provide work experience opportunities for persons with disabilities, works with regional immigrant employment councils to provide mentoring, speed networking and financial support
Retention and development programs local Women@Enbridge committees offer developmental and networking activities, each has developed plans to acknowledge and integrate the issues women face in male-dominated organizations
Training and awareness initiatives on-demand and micro-learning resources on diversity and inclusion (video library, article library, multicultural calendar, respectful language guide, and access to webinars, tools and workshops from community partners), D&I learning program on inclusive attitudes and behaviours (includes topics such as unconscious bias, insights on inclusion at work, and intercultural awareness), Indigenous awareness training for specialized staff, Blanket Exercises in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) workshops to engage male leaders in developing inclusive leadership skills, awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases and privilege
Diversity highlights hosts an annual Women of Energy conference for employees from Union Gas and Enbridge Gas Distribution, participates in WinSETT's Status of Women's Gender Equality Network Project to address systemic barriers of gender bias and stereotypes for women in science, engineering, trades and technology sectors, FEMINEN group mentors Indigenous high school girls for the Engineering Future program (partnership with Edmonton Catholic Schools' Braided Journeys program)
Highlights from the past year developed a Black Equity Plan and Indigenous Employment Plan as a result of an employee listening journey in 2020 (each plan includes a pledge, goal and focus areas with measurable actions and associated timeframes), accelerated the timeframe of social goals announced in 2020 from 2028 to 2025

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Highlights for New Grads

Industry Energy infrastructure
Full-time employees in Canada 5,000 to 10,000
Major Canadian locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Chatham ON
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
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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