Top 5 Employers in Calgary

According to Calgary Economic Development’s recent report, Calgary Labour Force and Employment, the city was ranked in the top 10 among the world’s most attractive cities in which to work.

If you’re searching through Calgary real estate with plans to make a move and you’ll need to secure employment here too, if you have experience in technology, aerospace, manufacturing, energy, transportation, health and wellness, financial services, film and television, tourism or retail, odds are you’ll find the right fit. To get started, you might want to consider one of the city’s top five employers. 

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Suncor is a global energy company and one of the largest employers in Calgary with nearly 13,000 employees. It provides them with great base salaries, pensions, career development programs and offers volunteer awards of up to $1,000 annually for those who are active in their local communities. The organization hires in many different areas such as project management; human resources; mining, electrical, mechanical and process engineers; operations and maintenance; trade; supply chain; health and safety; environment and business development.

WestJet Airlines

WestJet Airlines was recently named among Alberta’s top three places to work. It has over 13,000 employees and offers excellent base salaries, flexible group benefit coverage, performance-based incentives, a company-matched share purchase plan, and flight privileges. The airline flies to over 100 destinations in North America, Central America, The Caribbean, and Europe. It hires for a wide range of positions in addition to pilots and flight attendants, from customer service, sales agents and business development managers to ground handling crew.


One of the largest midstream oil and gas operators in Canada, Keyera is often ranked among the country’s top employers. It offers perks like reimbursement of $750 per year in fitness expenses, flexible days off for appointments, family activities or to pursue personal interests along with community service days and an overall outstanding compensation package. Positions are often available in engineering, operations, and maintenance. 

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Lafarge Canada

Lafarge is the largest provider of diversified construction materials in Canada, employing nearly 7,000 across the country and 90,000 globally. It hires for a wide range of positions from laborers to project administrators and technicians. The company supports many local and national charitable organizations and requests employee feedback when determining which of those to support as well as offering paid time off to volunteer. There are flexible work hours and telecommuting available along with multiple other benefits.


This electric power distributor employs about 1,800 in Calgary and has been recognized as one of Alberta’s top 100 employers. It helps employees balance their personal and work lives with three weeks of paid vacation and additional time off as well as providing onsite childcare, a company pension plan, flexible benefits, an onsite gym and more. Positions are often open for customer service reps, engineers and financial analysts.

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