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Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Field employees at a Pembina work site   (Photo credit: Fritz Tolentino)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Alberta's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Pembina Pipeline Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Alberta's Top Employers (2021):

  • In addition to the company's regular health benefits plan, Pembina offers a health and wellness spending account of $1,000, allowing employees to adjust levels of coverage to suit their personal needs -- the company also promotes wellness through a dedicated "Take a Pembina Wellness Break" campaign that features monthly themes to address physical, mental, financial and workplace health
  • Pembina invests in the education of current and future generations, offering tuition subsidies for employees pursuing job-related courses as well as generous academic scholarships for children of employees (to $5,000 per child)
  • Pembina's new employees are enrolled in the defined contribution plan and, depending on age and years of service, experienced employees are eligible to move into the defined benefit pension plan -- the company also encourages employees to share in the company's successes through share purchase and year-end bonus programs
Last year, Pembina employees celebrated the organization's 65th anniversary  

Employer Background

Industry Natural gas distribution
Established in Canada 1954
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Fort McMurray AB, Whitecourt AB, Valleyview AB, Drayton Valley AB, Medicine Hat AB, Swan Hills AB, Slave Lake AB, Sherwood Park AB, Fort St. John BC, Kamloops BC, Corunna ON, Sarnia ON, Grande Prairie AB, Hinton AB, Redwater AB, Fox Creek AB
Full-time employees in Canada 2,122
Part-time employees in Canada 8
Full-time employees worldwide 2,336
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 29%
Average age of employees in Canada 41.7 years
Longest serving employee 41.4 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features offices are located in a LEED Platinum-certified building on Stephen Avenue in Calgary's downtown core (features Canada's largest green roof for stormwater absorption along with a rooftop bee apiary and vegetable garden), the building features an onsite Starbucks, dry cleaners, barber shop, spa and a landscaped courtyard with outdoor seating, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, pool table, foosball table, table hockey, board games, table tennis, bean bag chairs, fine art throughout
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, take-home meals, market-style cafeteria
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (beginner yoga, spin, Tabata core), rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, the 8,500 square foot facility also includes a weight room, a cardio area, personal training services and studio fitness classes offered throughout the day
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Olympic Plaza, Millennium Park, Prince's Island Park, Courthouse Park, Eau Claire Park, CORE Shopping Centre and indoor Devonian Gardens accessible year-round through the Plus 15 walkway system, numerous food options within a short walk, from markets and grocery stores to restaurants

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Pembina Pipeline Corporation Social Club (est. 1998)
Past social events 12th annual Darrell Berg Memorial hockey tournament, Calgary Stampede party, adult holiday party, kids' holiday party, Jasper golf tournament, pub nights, curling event, paint nights, movie screening for employees and their families ski weekends, and a variety of seasonal celebrations
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available, employee sports teams, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications President's Tour, anonymous "Ask an Exec" question and feedback section on intranet

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A+

Financial benefits note Pembina has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 6 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, 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
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), travel, computer software, automobile, new employees are enrolled in the defined contribution plan and, depending on age and years of service, experienced employees are eligible to move into the defined benefit pension plan

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B

Health plan note Pembina has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 23 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
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 $500 each year
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Wellness spending account up to $1,000 each year
Wellness initiatives ongoing employee wellness campaign includes workshops, seminars, contests and resources on mental, physical, financial and workplace health
Family-friendly benefits note Pembina has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $10,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, child care onsite, academic scholarships of up to $5,000 per child
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information compassionate and bereavement leave for up to 5 days, priority space for employees available at onsite child care (privately operated), some employees are eligible to participate in an earned days off program

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note Pembina 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 6 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 6 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information unpaid leaves are offered on a case-by-case basis, some employees receive up to 3 additional paid days off during the Christmas and New Year's holiday and additional paid personal days (from 1 to 4 days)

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

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), Emerald Award, quarterly award to recognize community involvement (recipient receives $500 grant to designate to the charity of their choice)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 3 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 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 training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unique training & development programs Aboriginal Environmental Technician program (5-day program works with local Indigenous communities, helping to provide meaningful employment with environmental inspectors during pipeline construction), dedicated CPA and engineer-in-training programs, and much more

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
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 5,562 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 700 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation, Transition Prince Rupert Society, Local Hero Foundation, Valleyview Health Centre Foundation, Leader Hospital, The Calgary Zoo, Edmonton Public Library, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Pembina's community investment program is organized into 5 pillars: education, safety, environment, wellness, and community building.

The Career Directory

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Field employee at Pembina

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Natural gas distribution
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Fort McMurray AB, Whitecourt AB, Valleyview AB, Drayton Valley AB, Medicine Hat AB, Swan Hills AB, Slave Lake AB, Sherwood Park AB, Fort St. John BC, Kamloops BC, Corunna ON, Sarnia ON, Grande Prairie AB, Hinton AB, Redwater AB, Fox Creek AB
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
Typical new grad positions Engineer, Engineer-in-Training
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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