NAIT named an Alberta Top Employer for 11th straight year

Published on January 25, 2022

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has been recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers for the 11th consecutive year.  

The polytechnic’s journey to truth and reconciliation through active learning, respect, collaboration and celebration is one key reason it was once again chosen as an outstanding place to work. The creation of Connecting the Four Directions – NAIT’s Aboriginal strategy – has helped staff actively honour Indigenous knowledge and culture and create a more inclusive environment for Indigenous people and communities. It also provides guidance for the NAIT community on how to identify and remove barriers to Indigenous student success, build meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities, and create partnerships with Indigenous communities and industry to develop community-based learning opportunities.  

Other reasons noted by Alberta’s Top Employer judges include: 

  • Providing financial flexibility through employee benefits plan where employees receive 0.5 per cent of their annual salary for a flex spending account, which can be allocated to health or wellness spending accounts or distributed to an RRSP. 
  • Supporting employees with family-friendly policies, including maternity leave top-up for new mothers, a variety of flexible work arrangements to help employees balance their personal commitments, and discounted tuition rates for children of employees. 
  • Helping employees plan for the future with a defined benefit pension plan and several practical financial benefits, including discounted home and auto insurance. 

Additionally, NAIT relaxed some policies to be responsive to employee needs like access to special leave in the case of COVID-related absences. 

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.  

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“NAIT employees are invested in creating an inclusive work and learning environment and have embraced our institution’s journey to truth and reconciliation. Their active participation in equity, diversity and inclusion and constantly remaining mindful of our values of respect, collaboration, celebration, creativity and accountability is the reason why NAIT continues to be a great place to work.” - Clayton Davis, NAIT Associate Vice-President, Human Resources 

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades. With more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads help fuel the economic engine of the province. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping businesses and communities become more competitive through industry-driven applied research and corporate training. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, industry partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.
 

Media inquiries

Nicole Graham
NAIT Media Relations
C 780.916.8307 E media@nait.ca

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