Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

NAIT named a top Alberta employer for ninth year in a row

Physical and mental well-being recognized as priority

For the ninth consecutive year, NAIT has been ranked among the Alberta's best places to work.

Each year, the Alberta Top Employers competition recognizes 75 employers offering exceptional places to work. NAIT has been named among them since 2012.

“I am thrilled NAIT has been again recognized as one of the top employers in Alberta," says Dr. Ray Block (Accounting '74), NAIT president and CEO. "Our employees are such an important part of the success of our polytechnic.”

"Our employees are such an important part of the success of our polytechnic.”

The polytechnic’s focus on staff well-being – both mental and physical – is one of the key reasons it made this year's list.

Specifically, 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

“We say it often because it’s true: our people are what make us a top employer," says Clayton Davis, executive director of NAIT Human Resources. "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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