Why Choose the ASC?
In addition to a challenging and rewarding career, the ASC also provides incentives to attract and retain the best employees. There are many reasons to choose the ASC – just some of the attributes of a career here include:
Employees at the ASC work in a energetic and collegial culture that empowers employees while fulfilling the ASC’s mandate of sustaining a fair and efficient capital market and protecting investors. Our people are attracted to the uniqueness of what the ASC has to offer. We take pride in what we do, and how we do it together.
When you join the ASC, you’re becoming part of an organization with a reputation for:
- Leading expertise
- Protecting investor interests
- Ensuring solid governance
- Valuing work-life balance
- Providing a rewarding place to work
- Contributing to our community
We are committed to providing a positive and professional working environment. As such, we believe strongly in the following core values as a way of life at the ASC.
Our diverse workforce means we benefit from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Working at the ASC you can expect to work with a driven, personable team that is passionate about what they do.
Like most people, you have many demands on your time outside of your professional life. At the ASC, we understand that a little flexibility goes a long way. Initiatives have been implemented to encourage a healthy balance between work and lifestyle, including flexible work hours and flex days. Employees feel that our corporate culture balances career growth with the ability to also focus on personal pursuits.
We also encourage fun as part of our work. The ASC Social Club offers a variety of events both within and outside of work hours; past events have included ‘‘Chinese New Year Culinary Experience,’ hockey nights, ‘Globalfest’ and ‘Cirque du Soleil.’ We also hold company-wide annual celebrations for Stampede and the holiday season.
Total Compensation Package
We offer a total rewards package that’s built on a fair market salary and so much more. Our people are key to our success and it’s important we reward them accordingly with total compensation that encompasses a number of benefits.
We provide a competitive base pay with the ability to earn additional compensation through our our variable-pay award program.
The ASC also provides a competitive benefits package. This includes 100 per cent employer-paid benefits such as comprehensive health and dental, employee life insurance, short-term and long-term disability; RRSP or PPSP (Public Service Pension Plan) contributions; travel insurance; paid vacation time; employee family assistance program; and a transportation allowance. We also offer paid flex days annually for personal use.
In addition, we also offer generous health and fitness spending accounts.
Employees find their work here interesting. A highlight for many is the variety - working across multiple industries and with many different disciplines, which provides exposure to interesting issues and projects. This also provides ample opportunity for career development and broadening your experience base through lateral moves within the ASC.
To enhance and develop employees’ knowledge, skills and abilities, we encourage ongoing learning and development through subsidised courses, conferences, workshops and seminars. We also offer ongoing professional development through participation on national and international committees and in working groups.
In addition we offer in-house training programs for employees through an online tool that provides a number of learning experiences including lunch & learns, training resources and guides, and learning plans. In this format, our people can brush up on existing skills or learn new ones, and track progress and achievements.
We believe in giving back to the community in which we work and live. We are actively involved with two groups: the Calgary United Way and Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta (“JASA”).
The Calgary United Way funds a range of programs and services in Calgary that provide individuals and families the opportunity to reach their potential and improve their quality of life. Each year, the ASC has a month-long campaign to raise funds for the United Way. In past years campaign events have included volunteer opportunities, as well as fundraising events. In 2013, our campaign won the United Way’s Spirit of Partnership Gold award and in 2014 we surpassed our previous fundraising records.
The JASA specializes in teaching students about business, financial literacy and the importance of staying in school. With the ASC’s support, a number of employees have volunteered their time in classrooms around the city.
We are located in Centennial Place, close to the picturesque Eau Claire District in Calgary. That means we’re within walking distance of Prince's Island Park and have direct access to the downtown Calgary Plus 15 skyway system with its network of restaurants and shops. Our building has several amenities including an onsite fitness centre, bike parking with shower and locker facilities, full-service detailing and car wash, carpool parking and restaurants.
The interior design of the ASC maintains a balance between privacy and collaboration using architecture to bring people together while providing secure spaces for dedicated work and focus. One enjoyable aspect of the office is the bright, cheerful employee lounge called “The Exchange” that features two walls of windows looking out onto downtown Calgary and the Bow River.
As part of our care for the environment, we have several green initiatives including extensive recycling programs. In addition, employees from the ASC are members of Centennial Place’s “Green Team,” a part of the building’s sustainability program.
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