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Why Work at SAIT

At SAIT, we recognize the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Reasonable workloads and generous vacation packages mean you can achieve your professional goals and spend quality time away from work.

SAIT offers employees comprehensive benefits and a pension plan, and there are more perks to working on campus:

  • free use of recreational facilities
  • opportunities for professional development, including free seats in various courses SAIT offers and ongoing lunch and learn workshops
  • convenient amenities and considerable transit discounts

Be part of a vibrant campus community, and join a team that is based on (FIRST):

  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Safety
  • Transparency
  • and having FUN!

Our campus is growing, ensuring you'll work in an environment that is constantly evolving and providing opportunities for growth and development.

Our culture is built on a strong vision for the future. We celebrate successes through employee recognition and rewards and are proud of our staff and faculty's contribution to the future of our students. At SAIT we value:

  • people
  • learning
  • entrepreneurial Spirit
  • technology and Innovation
  • world-class service culture

SAIT has been recognized as:

Alberta's Top 70 Employers 2018

One of Alberta's Top Employers in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 & 2010 (MediaCorp Canada Inc.
Alberta's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. The designation recognizes Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers are evaluated using eight criteria:

  • Physical workplace
  • Work atmosphere and social
  • Health, financial and family benefits
  • Vacation and time off
  • Employee communications
  • Performance management
  • Training and skills development
  • Community involvement
The Venture best worplace logo 2016.

Alberta's best workplace for volunteerism (Venture Magazine)

In November 2016, SAIT was selected by Venture Magazine as the best workplace in Alberta for volunteerism and community involvement. The recognition cited our work in supporting students, raising funds for the United Way, participating in the Corporate Challenge and completing 100 projects to commemorate our centennial.

Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges 2014 Re$earch Infosource

One of the Top 50 Research Colleges in Canada since 2013 (RE$EARCH Infosource Inc.)

SAIT is among the top research colleges in Canada as part of Canada's Innovation Leaders list.

SAIT's Applied Research and Innovation Services department was created 10 years ago as a gateway for industry, students and faculty to collaborate on projects. In the past five years, close to 200 industry-driven, applied research projects carried out at SAIT have resulted in the development of more than 250 prototypes.

Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2013 Presented by Waterstone

One of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2013 (Waterstone Human Capital)

This award recognizes the importance of great workplaces, where culture has boosted performance and competitive advantage. Winning organizations are measured on: vision and leadership; cultural alignment, measurement and sustainability; rewards, recognition and innovation achievements; organization performance and corporate social responsibility.

Waterstone Human Capital is an executive search firm specializing in recruiting and cultural assessment.

Alberta's Best Workplaces 2013

Alberta's Best Workplace for Training and Development in 2013, and Best Workplace for Employee Benefits in 2010 (Alberta Venture Magazine)

SAIT was honoured with the title of Alberta's Best Workplace for Training and Development in 2013 for its numerous professional development opportunities, including our professional credential enhancement (PCE) program, in-house training and the free seat program, which lets employers enroll in certain classes at no charge.

SAIT was recognized as the Best Workplace for Employee Benefits for its 100 per cent coverage of basic health benefit premiums in its enhanced benefits program. SAIT has also received honourable mention as one of the best overall workplaces.
Judges from Alberta Venture and the Human Resources Institute of Alberta select winners each year.

A recipient of the Premier's Award for Healthy Workplaces in 2013 (Premier's Award of Merit)

Part of the Alberta government's Healthy U initiatives, this award program honours employers who encourage their staff to make healthy eating choices and incorporate daily physical activity into their workday. Award recipients were selected based on the strategies, initiatives, policies, and programs they have in place to promote, support and enhance healthy workplaces.

SAIT has also received:

Workplace Safety Certificate of Recognition

COR (Certificate of Recognition) safety designation

SAIT has proven its commitment to health and safety on campus by earning a COR safety designation. The COR designation recognizes that SAIT's health and safety management system has been evaluated by an auditor and meets or exceeds standards. SAIT achieved a grade of 93% in 2016 - a grade of 80% is required to pass the evaluation.

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