We offer full employee benefit packages to help our staff and their families live well. Benefits are based on your collective agreement and position.
Health, dental and travel coverage
Our staff have supplementary health, travel and dental coverage through Alberta Blue Cross. Coverage is based on your collective agreement and terms and conditions of employment. It includes prescription drugs, hospital visits, vision and other health expenses.
Holidays and leaves
We pay staff for named holidays and allow for leaves, including:
- leaves offered under the Alberta Employment Standards Code
- special leaves
- sick leave
- personal leave
- vacation leave
Local Authorities Pension Plan
The Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) is a defined benefit pension plan. Staff who pay into LAPP get a monthly pension. It is based on your annual salary and years of service.
Permanent full-time and part-time staff who regularly work an average of 30 hours per week are enrolled in LAPP.
LAPP is also open to:
- permanent part-time staff who work an average of 14 to 29 hours per week
- temporary staff who work at least 30 hours per week for one year or more
Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan
Our staff may pay into a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) through payroll deduction.
Group Tax Free Savings Account
Our staff may pay into a Group Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). This benefit is based on your collective agreement and terms and conditions of employment.
Flexible Spending Account
We fund 100 per cent of the Flexible Spending Account open to staff who are eligible. The flex credits you get are based on your collective agreement. You may use your credits for health spending, personal spending, or RRSP or TFSA contributions each year.
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
We provide life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage for all staff who are eligible.
Disability and income replacement coverage
Eligible staff who are not able to work due to an illness or injury can get short-term disability or income replacement (for nonunion staff) benefits. You may get this benefit for a maximum of 24 weeks from the date of your disability.
Long-term disability benefits for eligible staff who are unable to work begin after 24 weeks of disability.
Employee and family assistance program
Our staff and their immediate family members have access to free health and wellness supports, including counselling, coaching and e-courses.
Our staff enjoy discounts through our corporate partners. These include savings on fitness memberships and products such as electronics and home and auto insurance.
New staff may get help with moving expenses at the discretion of their hiring manager.
To get support, you must meet the following criteria:
- Your position must be permanent or temporary and eligible for benefits. If temporary, the position must be for at least six months.
- You must live more than 100 kilometres from the hiring site.
- Your household must not get relocation assistance or reimbursement from other sources.
If you’re seeking support, discuss it with the hiring manager during your interview. If approved, you will have to sign a return service agreement along with the offer of employment before you start working.
Training and development
We support ongoing learning and growth for all staff. We help you reach your potential through our online learning platform, workshops and training.
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