Manitoba Hydro

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Manitoba Hydro was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and Manitoba's Top Employers (2016) :

Here are some of the reasons why Manitoba Hydro was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016):

  • Manitoba Hydro employees are encouraged to give to the unique Manitoba Hydro Employee Fund Board, an in-house charitable fund that is used to help employees and retirees in need, with over 137 employees assisted since 2002
  • Manitoba Hydro encourages employees to get involved in activities outside of work through the support of an employee-led social committee that has been active since the 1950s -- every year, employees enjoy various social events and can keep fit by participating in a number of sports leagues, including a 10-team baseball league as well as curling and hockey leagues
  • Along with an extensive original art collection that features the work of over 150 Manitoban artists, Manitoba Hydro's head office was the first office tower in Canada to achieve LEED Platinum certification and includes a geothermal heating and cooling system, a 24-metre waterfall that moderates humidity, and a green roof with native prairie plantings

Employer Background

Industry Hydroelectric Power Generation
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Brandon MB, Selkirk MB, Thompson MB, Gillam MB
Full-time employees in Canada 6,031
Part-time employees in Canada 226
Average age of employees in Canada 42.7
Longest serving employee 59.4 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features LEED Platinum certified head office building (first and only office tower in Canada to achieve this designation), features three six-story glass atriums that function as solar collectors and air exchangers, a 24-metre waterfall that moderates humidity, a green roof (with native prairie plantings), a geothermal heating system, extensive original art collection throughout that features the work of over 150 Manitoban artists, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, three accessible rooftop terraces
Onsite fitness facility subsidized membership, instructor-led classes (cardio kick-boxing, yoga, bootcamp, weight training, zumba fusion), weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities Urban Wellness Centre (with employee discounts), fitness club, The River Walk, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, MTS Centre, Millennium Library, weekly farmers' market in the summer hosted in the outside courtyard, all-weather access to shops and restaurants through Winnipeg's enclosed and elevated "Skywalk" system

Work Atmosphere & Communications A+

Employee social committee name Manitoba Hydro Social & Recreation Committee (est. 1950s)
Recent social events curling league, 10-team slow pitch league (hosted on the organization's very own baseball diamond), hockey league, employee choir, discounts to local sporting and entertainment events, Christmas parties for employees as well as for their children (at locations across the province)
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter
Other in-house communications formal policy to encourage employees to contact senior personnel directly (including the CEO), monthly lunches with the CEO (employees selected at random)

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Additional financial benefits shift premium pay rates (for additional hours worked during emergencies and when needed), employees working at certain northern locations are eligible to receive a Northern Allowance and housing allowance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Waiting period for coverage 120 days
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $400 every 2 years
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, chiropractor, health care spending account for additional coverage (to $550 annually), up to five "Benefit Credit Days" that can be used for vacation or allotted to the employee's health spending account (or a combination of the two), smoking cessation coverage, hearing aid coverage, retiree health spending account ($690 approximately and indexed annually)
Healthclub subsidy $250 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 17 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 93% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 3 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 7 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information educational leave of absence (after 4 years of employment), up to 6 family care days taken in increments as required (normally charged to sick days), unlimited earned sick day policy (with health care provider approval) with unused sick days paid-out upon retirement, previous work experience may be considered when setting vacation entitlement for new employees (depending on the position)

Employee Engagement & Performance B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Employee self assessment yes
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition long-service awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $8,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 25% of non-related tuition per year
Subsidies for professional accreditations yes
Unique training & development programs maintains a 38,000 square foot training centre that offers programs for most power and gas utility related trades, the facility houses classrooms and shops in an industrial setting with indoor and outdoor training areas

Community Involvement A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Some of the community organizations supported United Way (corporate charity of choice), Heart & Stroke Foundation, Salvation Army, Canadian Diabetes Association, Kidney Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Manitoba Hydro operates regional-based volunteer Charitable Donations Committees across the province, which are responsible for planning and executing charitable initiatives throughout the year. The committees support hundreds of charities each year and meet monthly to plan and organize upcoming charitable events. Through the company's incredibly thoughtful and unique "Employee Fund Board", the utility provides matching charitable donations that are directed to assist employees, immediate family members and retirees in need -- over 137 employees and their families have received help since the fund's inception in 2002.

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