EPCOR – Why Work For Us?

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EPCOR is a place where people choose to work. If you’re looking to build a career with a company that ​values its employees' unique skills, talents, work styles and diverse experiences, EPCOR is the place for you.

To maintain and grow our success, we need talented professionals and trades people of all skill levels and experience. Our 2,700 employees enjoy:

  • A comprehensive benefits package including health and dental
  • A variety of professional development and education opportunities
  • A competitive vacation package that encourages a healthy work/life balance
  • A safe and supportive work environment that ensures our employees are successful at work and go home safe to their families

We're always looking for skilled, enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals who strive to achieve their potential. If this sounds like you, search our job postings and take the first step toward joining the EPCOR team.


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We believe in sharing the success of our company with the people who make it happen – our employees. Our competitive and flexible Total Rewards package allows each employee to choose the plan that best suits the needs of his or her situation. The package includes:

  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Savings plans
  • Time off

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Health and Dental Benefits

Our flexible benefits package allows each employee to choose the plan and coverage that is right for their needs and the needs of their families. The benefits package also includes company-paid Long and Short Term Disability premiums.

Vacation and Time Off

Each employee starts with a minimum of three weeks' vacation in the first year, with some employees eligible for more depending on their position and years of experience.

Personal Leave Days

All permanent non-union and some union employees get personal leave days to encourage a healthy work/life balance. They also allow employees to attend to personal priorities and appointments.

Scheduled Days Off 

Full-time managers and eligible out-of-scope employees receive one scheduled Friday off per month to promote a healthy work/life balance.

Wellness Account

We encourage our employees to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Permanent employees will be reimbursed for health and fitness related expenses through the Wellness (Personal Spending) Account.

Incentive Program

Most employees (non-union and union groups) are eligible for the annual Short Term Incentive (STI) program, which is based on Corporate, Business Unit, and Individual Performance results.

EPCOR Savings Plan

Permanent non-union employees can use this matching savings plan to contribute up to 10% of their annual salary. EPCOR matches contributions up to 5%.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

This voluntary and confidential service is available to all permanent employees and their dependents, providing help with issues such as:

  • Personal
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Financial
  • Legal
  • Other areas of general well-being

Milestone Achievement Award Program

Our Milestone Achievement Award program allows us to celebrate the contributions of our employees and their commitment to support EPCOR's values, vision, and long term plan.

Extra Perks

  • Microsoft Home Use Program and Cell Phone Plan through Alberta Mobility
  • City of Edmonton admission discounts on sports & fitness facilities and YMCA group membership rates 
  • Discounts at local retailers, including Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Citadel Theatre, LaRonde Restaurant, and Fairmont Hotels in Banff and Jasper
  • Red Arrow Bus Lines discount travel


undefinedWe're focused on our employees. We want our people to get the most out of their careers and advance within EPCOR. So, we've implemented a number of programs to help our people learn new skills and develop their abilities.

New Employee Orientation 

Our new employee orientation encourages new employees to:

  • Build their peer network
  • Tell their stories
  • Learn about EPCOR's past, present and future
  • Explore how their role contributes to EPCOR's strategic objectives

Site Tours

For employees to become better acquainted with our electricity and water businesses, they can experience two different one-day, hands-on operational site tours.

Management Boot Camp

Management Boot Camp teaches new managers about the processes, tools and resources available to them to support them in managing their teams.

Leadership Development Programs

We offer two different leadership development programs:

  • Essential Leadership: an introductory leadership program for new and front line leaders
  • Comprehensive Leadership: a more thorough program for mid-level leaders

After-Hours Personal Development Program

We support the educational development of full-time permanent employees with funding for them to complete certificates, diplomas, degrees or other individual courses. We encourage employees to pursue their interests in areas related to an EPCOR career path, either their current path or one to which they aspire.

Financial Bonuses for Professional Accreditations

We provide lump sum premiums for our water and wastewater operators who achieve increasing levels of certifications. 

Business & Professional Courses

We encourage our employees to continually develop their knowledge and skills by offering a variety of business and professional courses in areas such as:

  • Business writing
  • Conflict management
  • Creative problem solving
  • Project management
  • Presenting professionally

Early Career Development

EPCOR is a great place to start a career. With numerous new-grad and entry-level career opportunities available, we offer young people career diversity where they can grow and develop without having to leave the organization.


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We're dedicated to providing meaningful work experiences that help students and our employees to develop a wide skill base and learn about different areas of our company.

We're always looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to join us. Whether you're a student looking for a summer job or a graduate looking to start your career, EPCOR offers many exciting opportunities.

Engineer-in-Training Program

This program is available to any graduate from an engineering degree program that is a registered engineer-in-training with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Engineers-in-training will gain broad and valuable work experience through challenging and strategic rotational assignments. This program is based on the requirements of APEGA.

Recruitment Dates

We recruit for these positions throughout the year, but openings are typically posted in the spring.

Apprenticeship Program

Our apprenticeship program includes formal education, field experience and certification for:

Recruitment Dates

We recruit for apprentices throughout the year.

Management & Professional Development Program

This three year program is available to degree and diploma graduates of:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Operations Management

Graduates will rotate through three different areas within the company, spending one year in each area while paired with a senior-level mentor. We also support these individuals in earning a professional designation such as CA, CMA, CGA, or CFA. 

Recruitment Dates

We recruit in September with start dates in May (depending on graduation dates and availability).

Co-op Programs

The co-op program is available to students participating in formal business and engineering co-op programs through their post-secondary institution. Students get an excellent hands-on experience in their related field, along with first-hand exposure to EPCOR’s many areas of business.

Recruitment Dates & Postings

Recruitment occurs in the preceding semester for January, May, and September intake. We provide co-op opportunities throughout the year (typically lasting 4-8 months in duration).

Co-op positions are posted directly with the co-op offices at participating post-secondary institutions.

Summer Student Program

The summer student program provides opportunities for post-secondary students enrolled in areas of study such as:

  • Engineering
  • Water treatment operations
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain management
  • Office administration

Recruitment Dates

Our summer student positions are posted each spring directly on our website or at relevant post-secondary institutions.


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EPCOR is a diverse company with careers in many disciplines. Whether you work directly on power lines, read water meters or interact with a customer directly, you'll be part of an amazing team that makes a positive impact on communities we serve.

Engineering

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Environmental
  • Project Managers

Positions/areas of work could include (but are not limited to):

    • Operations
    • Substations
    • Power distribution & transmission
    • Water distribution & transmission
    • Overhead power lines
    • Project management & planning
    • Capital projects and upgrades
    • Water treatment plant process development
    • Transit
    • Maintenance
    • Facility upgrades and support
    • Design
    • Process control
    • Asset management
    • Metering
    • Quality assurance
 

Trades & Operations

  • Equipment Operators
  • Foremen
  • Maintenance & Skilled Trades
  • Meter Readers 
  • Power Electricians
  • Signals Technicians
  • System Control Operators
  • Utility Workers & Labourers
  • Water & Wastewater Operators

Technologists

  • Drafting Technologists
  • Engineering Technologists
  • Laboratory Technologists

Corporate Services

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Customer Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Counsel
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Occupational Health & Safety  
  • Regulatory
  • Risk & Audit
  • Supply Chain


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    I have been working at EPCOR full-time (more than 8 years)

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    The pay is good and the local company (subsidiary or EPCOR in Canada) is small enough to have very little bureaucracy. They look to treat employees right, good benefits with a superb focus on safety!

    Cons

    The Company has entrenched management with very little room for upward movement for middle and upper management.

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    When there is not enough room to promote look to allow for more lateral movement of employees so that they may keep learning and enjoying their job.

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    There are two rounds of interviews. First round is telephone-based interview. It has simply questions regarding yourself and the company. Do some research on the company website and you should nail it without any problem. Second round is face-to-face interview. It contains a variety of questions ranging from water treatment technologies to personal skills.

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EPCOR Awards & Accolades

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Canada's Top Employers for Young People, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2014
Alberta's Top 65 Employers, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2014
Alberta Venture Best Overall Workplace, Alberta Venture, 2012
50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada, Corporate Knights, 2012
Best Workplace for Training and Development, Alberta Venture, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.epcor.com
Headquarters Edmonton, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Type Other Organization
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities

At its core, EPCOR Utilities is an integrated energy provider, supplying water, wastewater, and power distribution services to more than 1 million customers across Western Canada (including more than 600,000 in Alberta). Its Energy Services division, which accounts for most of the company's sales, procures and markets electricity and natural gas for retail and wholesale... More

Mission: We provide clean water and safe, reliable electricity.

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