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Graham Management Services LP
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Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024) and Alberta's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Graham Management Services LP was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024) and Alberta's Top Employers (2024):

  • Graham Construction helps employees take care of their physical and mental health with free access to an onsite fitness facility (at head office), a health and wellness hub with resources on nutrition, sleep, and mental health, and coverage for mental health care as part of its benefits plan (up to $2,000 annually)
  • Graham Construction encourages employees to keep their skills up to date through its extensive in-house Builders Framework program (led by internal professionals), tuition subsidies, and manages a graduate program as a platform to develop future talent
  • Graham Construction is 100 per cent employee-owned and supports an ownership mentality through a share purchase plan, available to all employees -- the company also helps employees build long-term savings through a defined contribution pension plan
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Employer Background

Industry Industrial, commercial and institutional building construction
Established in Canada 1926
Major Canadian locations Fort McMurray AB, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Vancouver BC, Regina SK, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 2,044
Part-time employees in Canada 12
Full-time employees worldwide 2,265
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 37 years

Work Environment Rating: A

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, telecommuting, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), (flexible work options vary by position)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, free parking
Onsite workplace features custom-built two-storey head office features collaborative spaces and isolation booths, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, 2 outdoor seating areas, and a second floor terrace with barbecue
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, weights, shower facilities, television, bathrooms include hair dryers and toiletries

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Graham Calgary Social Committee (est. 1985)
Past social events mini golf tournament, Calgary Corporate Challenge
Cultural aspects casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 6 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,500) for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
Eyecare $350 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), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Additional health and wellness initiatives health and wellness hub (resources on physical health, nutrition, sleep and mental health)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

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 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 3 days off
Unpaid leave maximum 3 months

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

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 individual performance bonuses, long-service awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership development programs, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unique training & development programs dedicated learning team, Builders' Framework suite of courses (technical training on how to build the Graham way), graduate training program, access to LinkedIn Learning

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 400 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Stollery Children’s Hospital, Royal University Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, STARS Air Ambulance, Ronald McDonald House of Charities, YouCan Youth Services, Steps for Life, Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer, Providence for Children with Disabilities, Toys for Tots
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Graham Construction maintains a charitable focus on healthcare, education, children and family, the underprivileged, Indigenous communities, and industry-based initiatives.

The Career Directory

Graham Management Services LP has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Graham Group employees onsite

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Industrial, commercial and institutional building construction
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
Major Canadian locations Fort McMurray AB, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK, Vancouver BC, Regina SK, Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring
Other info for new grads Graham Construction manages a two-year graduate program that includes structured learning, on-the-job experiences, team-building opportunities, networking events, and the opportunity to attend the organization's annual Leadership Conference. Graham Construction also has a Campus Recruitment Program that focuses on hiring diverse, driven and talented students and new graduates (the Campus Program is the primary channel of enrolment into the Graduate Program).
Typical new grad positions Project Coordinator, Accounting Clerk, Quantity Surveyor/Junior Estimator, Field Engineer, HSE Coordinator, HR Coordinator, IT Service Desk, Accounts Payable Clerk. Payroll Coordinator
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, 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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