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EPCOR Named Top Employer For Young People

May 14, 2014
Published In: Awards

Mediacorp has recognized EPCOR as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for the third year in a row. The award, part of the Canada's Top 100 Employers competition, recognizes companies that excel in attracting and retaining younger employees. Employers are evaluated primarily on how they grow their employees through training, mentorship, and career management programs. 

Some of the reasons for EPCOR's selection:

  • Young people joining the organization can participate in orientation programs, site tours, mentoring and rotational programs, management boot camp and leadership development programs, among many others.
  • Our After Hours Personal Development Program provides funding to support pursuit of certificates, diplomas, degrees or other individual courses, to a maximum of $1,500 annually. There are also financial bonuses for professional accreditations.
  • Employees can make an impact in their community through EPCOR's Helping Hands volunteer program, United Way, and many other opportunities to support the communities where they live and work.
  • Employees are committed to protecting people and the environment in everything they do. For example, we report openly on our social responsibility in an annual Corporate Accountability Report.

Alberta's Top Employers

Earlier this year, EPCOR was also named one of Alberta's Top 65 Employers for the ninth straight year — a distinction we've been honoured to receive every year since the award's inception.

Among Mediacorp's reasons for selection:

  • EPCOR offers a variety of financial rewards, including signing bonuses for some employees, year-end bonuses, and referral bonuses (up to $2,500).
  • We help employees plan for the future with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a defined benefit pension or matching savings plan, depending on employee group.
  • New employees start at three weeks of paid vacation allowance, and can schedule additional time off throughout the year with personal paid days off.
  • We provide maternity leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers (to 95% of salary for six weeks).
  • Work-life balance is encouraged through alternative work arrangements, including flexible hours, telecommuting, shortened and compressed work weeks and a formal earned days off program.
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