Health Quality Council of Alberta
Health Quality Council of Alberta employees enjoy their lunch break together   (Photo credit: Jeff McIntosh)

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Health Quality Council of Alberta was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2022):

  • Health Quality Council of Alberta encourages employees to take time for themselves with a generous time off policy of four weeks starting vacation allowance (working to a maximum of eight weeks over the course of their careers), paid time off during the winter holidays, and five paid personal days, which can be scheduled as needed
  • As part of Health Quality Council of Alberta's benefits plan, employees receive $1,000 of flex credits annually, which can be allocated to health and wellness spending accounts, or distributed to a personal TFSA or RRSP account
  • Health Quality Council of Alberta helps employees plan securely for the future with generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and phased-in work options to allow those nearing retirement to gradually reduce their hours
Through remote activities, Health Quality Council of Alberta employees stay connected with members of the organization's patient and family advisory committee   (Photo credit: Jeff McIntosh)

Highlights

Industry Health management services
Established in Canada 2001
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 31
Part-time employees in Canada 8
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 14 years
Benefits note HQCA 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 $1,000 each year
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), 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 in-house training, online training, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

COVID-19

Pandemic response organized a variety of virtual events to help employees stay connected including weekly mindfulness practices, Do You Java Minute? (employees may share or speak on a topic that is important to them), coffee break trivia, and an online Pictionary challenge

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