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A SAIT instructor demonstrates waste water equipment in one of the organization's water treatment labs  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why SAIT was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2023):

  • SAIT encourages employees to take time for themselves with generous time off policies including four weeks of starting vacation allowance, additional paid days off during the winter holidays, and up to 12 paid personal days off annually
  • SAIT supports employees through various stages of life, from maternity leave top-up payments for mothers-to-be and phased-in return to work to help employees adapt to their new role as a parent to defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans for those in the later stages of their careers
  • SAIT launched a new online well-being hub in the past year and hosts weekly Well-being Labs on a variety of health topics -- additionally, the organization offers access to well-being resources such as Headversity (a resilience app), and encourages employees to put their health first with 10 paid sick days per year
SAIT employees work in one of the organization's research labs  


Industry Post-secondary education
Established in Canada 1916
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 2,484
Part-time employees in Canada 37
Average age of employees in Canada 47 years
Longest serving employee 49 years
Hybrid work hybrid work pilot for eligible employees until the end of the 2023 winter term, pilot will be assessed for long-term effectiveness before permanent changes take place
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $650 each year
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $500 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 15 weeks
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 apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)

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