AltaGas is recognized as an employer of choice in Canada
For the sixth consecutive year, AltaGas was named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2016. The designation recognizes Canada’s corporate leaders that attract and retain younger workers. From mentorship to training and advancement opportunities, the competition evaluates a wide variety of initiatives that are important to younger Canadians starting their first careers.
AltaGas New Graduate Development Program
AltaGas’ New Graduate Development Program is offered to recent university graduates from various programs such as business and engineering. The program facilitates career development for employees with limited industry experience by providing hands-on experience in different areas of AltaGas’ business over a two year period. While in the program the graduate is assigned a mentor who is a member of our senior leadership team and is outside of the employees team and day to day activities. Past rotations have included Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, and our field sites in Alberta.
AltaGas is recognized as an employer of choice in Alberta
2016 was the tenth year in a row that AltaGas was named one of Alberta's Top Employers. This designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
AltaGas received the Best Employers Award for 50-Plus Canadians in 2014 through a competition presented by Workplace Institute. Companies are assessed in the areas of career development, retention, recruitment, workplace culture/practices, benefits, management practices, health support, retirement/retiree practices, pension and/or recognition, with regard to how they affect more experienced workers. AltaGas is pleased to offer programs that appeal to more experienced workers, such as:
- Alternate work arrangements, including part-time schedules and unique job share arrangements for employees nearing retirement
- Phased retirement program
- Enhanced benefit packages
- Vacation deferral program
- Pre-retirement planning and pension education
- Vacation policy that recognizes life experience (not just your AltaGas career-related experience)
- The Retiree Resource Pool. This innovative program provides the opportunity for retirees to continue contribute to AltaGas in the years following retirement by acting as temporary relief or project-base resources on an as-needed basis. The program is designed to provide temporary assistance to ease the work load pressures while offering exciting and viable options for retirees to balance the enjoyment of retirement with opportunities to stay connected and to remain a contributing member of our team
AltaGas recognizes that each employee is an individual, with his/her own personal needs and desires, and is willing to work with them to create a solution that works for them, their family, and the organization
Our culture is recognized for having a positive impact on our success
AltaGas was named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2014. This national program, recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that have helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.
“It's an exciting accomplishment for the Company and something we can all be proud of. On behalf of senior management we want to recognize the crucial role our employees play day in and day out with regards to shaping and reinforcing our culture.”
Vice President Corporate Resources
What can you expect at AltaGas?
Commitment to safety
We communicate our values of safety and environment on a regular basis to employees. In 2015 we renewed our partnership with STARS Air Ambulance and we are happy to know that STARS serves areas in which our field operations are located.
Career development opportunities
Career growth is encouraged and celebrated. Employees and supervisors work together to build a plan to help employees achieve their goals including skills analysis. Career planning tools are available to assist employees with planning their future careers with AltaGas.
Our business is diverse in terms of our operations and our geographic locations, ensuring opportunities to develop your skill set and enhance your career.
Tuition subsidies are available to support continuous learning and growth, as well as a comprehensive in-house training program.
Our commitment to wellness is supported by an extensive benefits package and various social activities that build a sense of community within the AltaGas family. Work/life balance is supported through Corporate Days Off and Flex Days for office employees.
On top of our extensive health benefits program, our Flexible Spending Account program provides employees access to additional benefits and enables them to place their entitlement in the areas that they need.
An attractive compensation and benefits package that is geared to your needs including short- and mid-term incentive plans, pension plan with employer matching program, optional security purchase saving plan, access to a group RRSP and Tax-free savings account. AltaGas employees are able to take advantage of our many group discounts on items such as new vehicles and mortgages.
Access to daycare and eldercare resources.
Social and environmental responsibility/community involvement
As an organization and through our employee-run Donations Committee we support many not for profit organizations and charities in our communities. Employees are also provided with paid time off to get involved with the organizations that mean the most to them.
20 years of United Way campaigns has brought a lot of fun into the workplace, while contributing greatly to worthy causes, building rapport among our employees and creating an environment of positive interaction and goodwill. All things that we feel are important for great workplace culture.
Celebration and social events
- AltaGas sponsors an employee slo-pitch team and provides the uniforms
- AltaGas sponsors employee participation in Calgary Corporate Challenge, a city-wide Olympic-style event
- Annual AltaGas Cup family event at Spruce Meadows
- Long Service Awards
- Employee Christmas Party and Children’s Christmas Party
- Quarterly celebrations
- AltaGas Ski Day family event
- Stampede lunch