NAIT ranks among Alberta’s top employers for ninth year in a row

Published on February 20, 2020

EDMONTON – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has been recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers for the ninth consecutive year.

The polytechnic’s focus on the well-being of its employees – both mental and physical – is one of the key reasons it was chosen again this year as an outstanding place to work.

Alberta’s Top Employers is an annual competition that this year recognizes 75 employers offering exceptional places to work. The workplaces are not ranked in any particular order. NAIT has been named a top employer each year since 2012.

The judges offered a number of reasons for selecting NAIT, including:

  • Encouraging employees to keep fit, with facilities including a salt water pool, climbing wall, NHL-sized arena, indoor running track, racquetball and squash courts, personal training services and a variety of instructor-led classes
  • Employing a dedicated mental health coordinator and hosting a PD day focused employee well-being
  • Providing maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers and flexible work options when they are ready to return, varying by employee group

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Dr. Ray Block, NAIT president and CEO
“I am thrilled NAIT has been again recognized as one of the top employers in Alberta! Our employees are such an important part of the success of our polytechnic.”

Clayton Davis, executive director, NAIT Human Resources
“We say it often because it’s true, our people are what make us a top employer. It’s people who bring our shared values of respect, collaboration, support, accountability and celebration to life, each and every day. I believe it’s those qualities that make us a desirable place to work and grow.”

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The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 40,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to the provincial economy. NAIT also contributes to Alberta’s prosperity by helping business and industry become more competitive with Industry Solutions offered through its Productivity and Innovation Centre, including technology adoption, business and product innovation and industry-driven research. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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