Despite everything that our province has had to overcome in the last couple of years some companies are thriving and we love to see it – especially when they see their success as an opportunity to give back. This week, in celebration of those businesses that took care of their employees and their community, the organization behind Canada’s Top 100 Employers project announced their picks for Alberta’s Top Employers.

Annually awarded to those who curated meaningful programs and initiatives since 2006, this year’s winners are celebrated for lending a helping hand during a time when people needed it the most.

In addition to their initiatives, the organization also evaluated everything from the physical workplace and atmosphere, health financial and family benefits, time off, communications training and management to the community involvement of each company.

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Here are the 5 of the companies and the initiatives that were recognized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., as Alberta’s Top Employers of 2022:

  • ATCO – Donated more than $2.9-million to over 800 charities in 2020, with the company matching 100% of employee donations
  • Alberta Blue Cross – provided $195,000 to 45 projects through COVID Community Roots, a program that they launched that grants up to $5,000 to community-led initiatives in rural and remote areas across the province
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) – encouraged employees to spend more time with their families this year. They also implemented policies that include four weeks of starting vacation allowance, additional paid days off during the winter holidays, and up to 12 paid personal days off annually.
  • Rumi – increased employees’ health coverage for paramedical services by 300 % and implemented a paid ‘well-being day’ to ensure that employees find time for self-care – They also organized gift deliveries of flowers, chocolates, and plants to brighten employees’ days.
  • Inter Pipeline -Provided employees with well-developed mental health and well-being benefits, making mental health services more accessible with coverage up to $10,000 annually for psychological services


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“The Alberta employers chosen for this year’s list show a strong understanding of the need to come together during challenging times,” said Kristina Leung, Senior Editor at Mediacorp in a press release. 

“From taking care of employees’ wellness and mental health needs during the pandemic to supporting local community groups under strain, these organizations have gone the extra distance to keep people together,” and keep people together they did!

Here are 2022 winners of the Alberta’s Top Employers competition:

Absorb Software Inc.
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation / AFSC
Alberta Blue Cross
Alberta Central
Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis / AGLC
Alberta Health Services / AHS
Alberta Innovates
Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan / ASEBP
Alberta Securities Commission / ASC
Alberta Teachers’ Association, The
Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation
Aquatera Utilities Inc.
Bennett Jones LLP
Bethany Care Society
Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
BluEarth Renewables Inc.
Boardwalk REIT
Calgary Co-operative Association Limited
Calgary Police Service
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1
Calgary West Central Primary Care Network / CWC PCN
Canada Energy Regulator
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
CapitalCare Group Inc.
Champion Petfoods LP
Claystone Waste Ltd.
Convergint Technologies Ltd.
Covenant Health
Dentons Canada LLP
Duncan Craig LLP
Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division
Edmonton, City of
Enbridge Inc.
ENMAX Corporation
EPCOR Utilities Inc.
FortisAlberta Inc.
Gibson Energy Inc.
Gilead Alberta ULC
Graham Group
Health Quality Council of Alberta
Imperial Oil Limited
Inter Pipeline Ltd.
Keyera Corp.
Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lakeland College
Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd.
NAIT / Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
NorQuest College
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
NovAtel Inc., part of Hexagon
Olympia Financial Group Inc.
Pason Systems Corp.
PCL Construction
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
PRIMED Medical Products, Inc.
Replicon Inc.
Riva International, Inc.
Rogers Insurance Ltd.
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, The
Shaw Communications Inc.
Silvacom Ltd.
Suncor Energy Inc.
SysGen Solutions Group Ltd.
Translational Research In Oncology
UFA Co-operative Limited
University Hospital Foundation
University of Calgary
Western Financial Group Inc.
Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta

We can’t wait to see what companies come up with next year – but until then, continue to be kind, Alberta. A little ‘nice’ goes a long way.