Employee Benefits

Our benefits programs provide choice and flexibility. As an employee, you'll have multiple options that will allow you to select benefits according to your and your family's needs and goals:

Health Benefits

  • Health plan, which offers you a choice of three levels that include provincial group plans, prescription drug cards, eye care, hospital and medical services, and emergency medical services outside Canada
  • Optional dental plan, which offers you a choice of three levels that cover preventative and basic care, as well as major restorative and orthodontic treatment
  • Health spending account, which is available to pay medical expenses incurred by you and your dependent family members, if you opt out (or choose the basic level) of the health and/or dental plans
  • Life insurance, which provides basic coverage for you, your spouse and your dependents and an option to purchase additional life insurance
  • On-site fitness facilities, which are open 24/7 and include Nautilus equipment, free weights, aerobics, yoga and Taekwondo classes, cardio equipment, locker rooms and shower facilities
  • Employee assistance program, which includes confidential, professional counselling available to employees and their eligible dependants for personal, family or work issues that may be causing concern or stress

Time off

  • Vacation, which starts at three weeks in the first year of employment and includes a plant shut-down at Christmas
  • Income protection, which offers generous sick leave, short-term and long term disability plans
  • Leaves and supplemental top-up plans, which cover maternity, parental, medical, military, family medical/compassionate care and personal requirements
  • Flexible work environment, which includes flexible work hours and compressed work week options

Financial Benefits

  • Compensation, which offers competitive compensation with an opportunity for performance awards throughout the year
  • Retirement benefits, which include a company- and employee-supported defined contribution pension plan, optional personal investment plan, company-sponsored group registered retirement savings plan and financial education seminars
  • Relocation assistance, which offers competitive relocation packages for qualified positions

Employee Development

  • Learning and development, which includes a host of in-house training programs designed to meet the needs of the company and ensure employees have the skills required to perform their jobs as effectively as possible, as well as an opportunity to receive external course/conference/seminar reimbursement and tuition reimbursement for courses at local universities and colleges
  • Education assistance, which provides reimbursement of university and college course fees for courses that enhance career development
  • Recreation and social association, which allows our very active association to sponsor a variety of sports and leisure opportunities, as well as annual events, such as the children's and adult's Christmas parties, family day, Calgary Stampede breakfast, and employee appreciation nights

Other Perks and Fringe Benefits

  • Free turkey at Christmas
  • Hockey and Soccer leagues
  • Great rates on home, auto and pet insurance
  • Subsidized tickets and giveaways for movies, concerts and hockey games offered through our Recreation Association.

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As of February 5, we switched to a new recruitment and onboarding tool called ICIMS. The new tool makes it easier for you to create an online profile, apply to jobs, receive timely status updates, and arrange interviews. Now you can connect with us and get regular updates on new openings, events and more! If you applied to a position with Brainhunter—our previous tool—we still have access to your application so you do not need to re-apply. However, we do recommend that you create a profile with ICIMS for future job applications and for our own records. We will not be moving any existing profiles from Brainhunter to ICIMS. Instead, we are contacting all candidates who have existing profiles and are inviting them to create a new one on our website. This will ensure that we have the most up-to-date information and resumes on file. If you need some additional support with creating your profile, please refer to the ICIMS Frequently Asked Questions or contact one of our recruiters at Recruitment@gd-ms.ca.