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Company overview

We power Alberta. Headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge, AltaLink is Alberta’s largest electricity transmission provider. Our transmission lines deliver electricity to millions of Albertans 24/7/365.

It is an exciting time to work in electricity. The transmission system is the backbone of the economy, connecting homes, farms, businesses and industries to the electricity they rely on daily. With a drive to net zero emissions and the increasing electrification of society, the grid has never been more important to Albertans.

Whether working in the field or the office, every AltaLink employee contributes to keeping the lights on.  

As a Berkshire Hathaway Energy company, we are part of a global group of companies delivering sustainable electricity and utility services to customers worldwide. Our exceptional customer service, commitment to the environment, and world-class safety record make us a leader in our industry.

AltaLink’s culture

Our employees are the heart of our company’s success. We foster an inclusive and safe environment with mutual respect, trust and commitment. We want all employees to feel safe and valued. 

Our workforce reflects the communities where we operate, and we embrace the unique identities and experiences that make up the entire AltaLink team.

We’re focused on equipping our employees with the resources and support they need to be successful. We encourage teamwork and provide a safe, rewarding, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We make no compromise when it comes to safety and security.

AltaLink is honored to be included on the Forbes Canada’s Best Employers award list (2024).

Supporting our communities

We are proud to help our employees connect with the communities we work and live in. We offer volunteering opportunities through our Days of Caring, an employee matching program through our annual United Way Powerful Giving campaign, and other ways to give back through various community partnerships. Learn more about how we support our communities here. 

Learn more about how we support our communities

The benefits of working at AltaLink

AltaLink encourages and provides support to maintain and improve our employees’ physical, mental and personal well-being. Our wellness philosophy takes a total life view: plans, programs and initiatives are in place to support our employees at work, at home, and in the community.

Whether our employees seek 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 programs and resources available to manage their well-being.


  • Health and dental benefits

    Employees can choose enhanced, standard or basic health and dental coverage, or opt out completely. Health benefits include vision and paramedical services, such as psychologists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and more.

  • Spending accounts

    We offer a health spending account and a wellness spending account.

  • Employee and family assistance program

    Our employee and family assistance program (EFAP) provides personal support, including short-term counselling for employees and their families to address personal and health-related concerns. It is strictly confidential, professional and takes place off-site to ensure your privacy.

  • LiveWires employee social club

    LiveWires plans events and activities for employees throughout the year to promote work-life balance and healthy lifestyles. Their events include an annual Stampede breakfast and golf tournament. They also offer discounted tickets to local events and activities.

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 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 13 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).

  • Hybrid work program

    AltaLink offers a hybrid work program to eligible employees, allowing them to work up to two days per week from home. Eligible employees may take up to 24 extra work-from-home days to allow greater flexibility with leader approval.

Training and development

We provide training and development opportunities to support growth and continuous improvement. Internal development opportunities include: informal job shadowing cross-training, mentorship formal technical and leadership training educational events 

We know learning needs are highly individual. We will work to support you in developing and achieving your career goals.

Diversity, equity & inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our society, representing dialogue based on values and individual experiences. Our workforce reflects the communities we serve by bringing these values and experiences together. Having different perspectives allows us to approach complex problems in innovative ways and creates opportunities for our employees and our business.

Our goal is an inclusive environment where all employees feel valued and have a sense of belonging. 

AltaLink employees are proud members and leaders of employee resource groups (ERGs), employee-led groups that provide support to employees that share a common characteristic or life experience and aim to foster an inclusive workplace.

Four groups have been formed to date:

  • BEAUTIE (Black Employees and Allies United To Inspire Equity): Supporting Black employees 
  • InspirAsian: Supporting Asian and Pacific Islander employees 
  • Our Familia: Supporting Latino, Latina and Latinx employees 
  • Pride Connection: Supporting LGBTQ2+ employees

We offer annual DEI training, including using inclusive language, recognizing unconscious bias, and being an active bystander.