Why Work at AltaLink
Headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge, AltaLink is Alberta's largest electricity transmission provider. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, we are part of a global group of companies that deliver sustainable electricity and utility services to customers worldwide. Our exceptional customer service, commitment to the environment, and world-class safety record makes us a leader in our industry.
Our employees are the heart of our company! We foster an inclusive environment which for us means a space of mutual respect, trust and commitment; where all employees feel safe and valued as key contributors to the success of our organization. At AltaLink, we believe we are best able to serve our customers when the unique talents, perspectives and backgrounds of our employees are respected and valued.
AltaLink focuses on creating an environment of mutual trust, respect, and openness. We want everyone to feel comfortable being who they are at work and to be empowered to engage and contribute. Leveraging different perspectives, experiences and ways of thinking allows us to deliver better insights, decisions, and solutions for our customers; it also creates an amazing culture. AltaLink aims to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and safe work environment for all employees and contractors.
We provide training and development opportunities for our people to grow and support continuous improvement at AltaLink. Internal development opportunities range from informal job shadowing, cross-training, and mentorship to formal technical and leadership training, and specific learning events throughout the year. We recognize learning needs are unique to the individual, and we will work to support you in developing and achieving your career goals.
The Benefits of working at AltaLink
AltaLink encourages and provides support to maintain and improve our employees’ physical, mental and personal wellbeing. Our wellness philosophy takes a total life view: plans, programs and initiatives are in place to support our employees’ work life, community life, and personal and family life.
Whether our employees are looking for ways to support their mental health, improve their physical fitness, have fun with their coworkers, or contribute to our community, we encourage them to take advantage of the wellness programs and resources that are available to manage personal wellness.
Health and dental benefits: Choose between enhanced, standard or basic health and dental coverage, or opt out completely. Health benefits include vision and paramedical services, such as psychologist, physiotherapist, massage therapist, and more.
Spending accounts: We offer a health spending account and a wellness spending account.
Employee and family assistance program: Personal and confidential support is available through our employee and family assistance program (EFAP). This includes short-term counselling for employees and their families to work through personal and health-related concerns. It is strictly confidential, professional and takes place off site to ensure your privacy.
Pension and savings
Defined contribution pension plan: AltaLink offers a generous employee matching program. Employees decide how to invest the money from a list of available options.
Group savings plans: AltaLink offers a variety of optional group savings plans to help employees reach their financial wellness goals. This includes a group RRSP, tax-free savings account (TFSA), and non-registered savings plan (NREG).
Time for life
Vacation time: All employees are eligible for paid vacation time throughout the calendar year. New employees will earn vacation on a pro-rated basis.
Earned time off: If you are an employee who is eligible for this program, you may take up to one earned time off (ETO) day per month.
Statutory holidays: AltaLink provides paid time off for 12 recognized federal and provincial holidays.
Birthday: No one wants to work on their birthday, and AltaLink knows that. This is why we provide employees paid time off on their birthday (or closest workday, if it falls on a weekend).
Here at AltaLink, we are connected to the communities we work and live in. Learn more about how we support our communities here.