EPCOR Utilities Inc.
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Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why EPCOR Utilities Inc. was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2022):

  • As part of the organization's efforts to support pandemic relief and recovery, EPCOR Utilities donated over $2-million to United Way, local Edmonton charities, and existing community partners in 2020 -- the organization also launched the EPCOR Heart + Soul Fund to support arts, culture and charitable organizations, delivering a total of $1.25-million in funding
  • EPCOR Utilities manages a diverse benefits plan which includes flex credits, allowing employees to determine the level of coverage that suits their personal needs, a separate wellness spending account for fitness-related expenses, and coverage for mental health support (up to $2,000 annually)
  • EPCOR Utilities celebrates exceptional performance through a variety of initiatives, including the Bob Phillips Award ($1,000 for performance aligned with corporate values), milestone achievement awards, and safety and performance recognition points, which can be redeemed for a variety of products and services
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Highlights

Industry Electric power distribution and water treatment services
Established in Canada 1996
Major Canadian hiring locations Kananaskis AB, Regina SK, Collingwood ON, Aylmer ON, Strathmore AB, Canmore AB, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,000
Part-time employees in Canada 135
Average age of employees in Canada 43.8 years
Longest serving employee 46.6 years
Benefits note EPCOR Utilities has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $1,629 each year
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 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 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why EPCOR Utilities Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

  • EPCOR Utilities manages an engineer-in-training program for high-potential engineering graduates, which features individual and team assignments, mentoring with experienced engineers, and formal evaluations and feedback
  • EPCOR Utilities also offers a three-year rotational management and professional development program for commerce and business administration graduates
  • Employees at all stages of their careers are given access to a range of developmental opportunities such as mentorship and job rotation programs -- the EPCOR School of Business is also available to all employees, providing courses specifically designed to guide employees beginning their career as well as offerings for staff aiming for growth or future leadership roles
EPCOR Utilities employees  

Highlights

Industry Electric power distribution and water treatment services
Major Canadian hiring locations Kananaskis AB, Regina SK, Collingwood ON, Aylmer ON, Strathmore AB, Canmore AB, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,988
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities apprenticeship program (through Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training, delivered by Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), mentorship program pairs employees at all levels with a mentor to guide development, onsite training centres, job rotation programs in finance and customer care departments, EPCOR's School of Business (professional and leadership development opportunities for employees at all stages)
Additional highlights partnership with CAREERS: The Next Generation to offer work experience for Indigenous youth
Dedicated employee resource group RISE employee resource group (resources, information, and support for emerging leaders)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

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

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Electric power distribution and water treatment services
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Kananaskis AB, Regina SK, Collingwood ON, Aylmer ON, Strathmore AB, Canmore AB, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads EPCOR manages an Engineer-in-Training program and in-house apprenticeship and professional development (accounting, finance, and operations management) programs to support the development of recent graduates.
Typical new grad positions Financial Analyst, Engineer in Training, Water Treatment Plant Operator, Apprentice, Accounting Assistant, Survey Technologist, Engineering Technologist, Utility Worker, Human Resources Coordinator, Systems Analyst, Project Coordinator
Starting salary $75K to $80K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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