Inspiration and empowerment: Capital Power receives ‘Canada’s Top Employers for Young People’ award for 2019

For the first time, Capital Power has received the “Canada’s Top Employers for Young People” award for 2019, an editorial competition that recognizes employers offering the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers. Winners of the competition are selected by Canada’s Top Employers project based on the programs and initiatives they offer to attract and retain younger workers. Read the media release and official announcement magazine published in The Globe and Mail.

“This national recognition demonstrates Capital Power’s commitment to attract the best people from a broad talent pool and develop an engaged, high-performing, diverse work force,” said Jacquie Pylypiuk, VP Human Resources. “We’re proud of initiatives such as our annual Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP), partnerships with local high schools and EMOC’s Enrichment program that provide an opportunity for future talent to work with us and to learn about various areas of our company.”

This award recognizes employers that lead the nation in helping college and university graduates make the transition from school to work. In addition to offering great opportunities, these employers have well-established entry-level recruitment programs that offer the best opportunities for ongoing career development and advancement. Read more about the competition.

Why Capital Power was selected

  • We manage a 15-week summer work experience program (SWEP), open to employees’ family and friends pursuing post-secondary studies – the program matches students with a position that provides practical experience in their chosen field of study, ranging from short-term projects, job shadowing, day-to-day policy and program work, community involvement or event planning.
  • Each year, we partner with two local Alberta high schools in Warburg and Thorsby to offer two students in each school the opportunity to participate in our Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for welding, millwright, electrician or machinist skills – the apprenticeship concludes when the RAP apprentice finishes high school and is automatically registered as a regular apprentice
  • Within our Energy Management Operations Centre (EMOC), where many young professionals start their careers at Capital Power, interested employees can participate in the Enrichment program, which provides employees with the opportunity to work in another team for up to 8 months to gain valuable experience that supports their future career aspirations.
  • More details on our selection can be found here. 

This year’s winners were officially recognized by the editorial team at a reception luncheon on Jan. 18, 2019 at the new Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto. Learn more about Capital Power’s past Awards & Achievements.

Learn more about Capital Power’s past Awards & Achievements.