NorQuest College
NorQuest College staff and employees participated in a friendly road hockey competition  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why NorQuest College was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2021):

  • NorQuest College helps employees balance work and their personal lives with a variety of flexible work options and up to 10 paid personal days, which can be scheduled throughout the year
  • NorQuest College offers wellness-related programming and resources to help employees prioritize their health and well-being, including annual health clinic assessments, weekly massage therapy appointments, mental health breaks, a life planning workbook and fitness challenges -- additionally, employees have access to a mental health practitioner benefit of up to $1,500 as part of the college's benefits plan
  • NorQuest College takes a thoughtful approach when helping employees manage unexpected challenges, offering compassionate leave top-up for those called upon to care for a loved one (to 100 per cent of salary for up to four weeks)
NorQuest College staff attended the organization's downtown campus block party in 2019  

Highlights

Industry Post-secondary education
Established in Canada 1965
Major Canadian hiring locations Whitecourt AB, Drayton Valley AB, Wetaskiwin AB, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 800
Part-time employees in Canada 309
Average age of employees in Canada 43.75 years
Longest serving employee 35.49 years
Benefits note NorQuest College 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 62% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $747 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer

COVID-19

Pandemic response provided computer and office equipment from campus to enable work-from-home arrangements, daily video updates from leadership as well as email communications, introduced Mental Health Tuesdays for one month with a registered psychologist, created online community support groups to help families adapt to home schooling, share information on wellness and home office set up, and help employees stay connected

The Career Directory

NorQuest College has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Vanyelle Behr, a graduate of NorQuest College, works as an instructor in the college's pharmacy technician program

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post-secondary education
Full-time employees in Canada 751 to 1,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Whitecourt AB, Drayton Valley AB, Wetaskiwin AB, Edmonton AB
Student opportunities summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Administrative Assistant, Administrator, Curriculum Designer, Social Worker, Student Advisor, Institutional Research Analyst, Business Analyst, Desktop Specialist, Circulation Technician, Library Services Assistant, Instructor, Human Resources Assistant, Graphic Designer
Starting salary $55K to $60K
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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