Employee benefits package earns EPCOR best workplace status

Edmonton, Canada, March 9, 2009 — Alberta Venture has awarded EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR) the top spot in the “Best Workplace for Benefits” category in the magazine’s “Alberta’s Best Workplaces” edition.

EPCOR was recognized for its range of benefits as well as allowing employees to tailor benefits packages to their needs. The City of Edmonton-owned power and water utility covers 100 percent of premiums for staff and their families and provides additional options which allow for individual customization. Employees enjoy access to a broad range of medical and paramedical services, as well as an option to take a health spending account which can be used towards extra health or dental expenses.

“EPCOR’s approach to ongoing, proactive Benefits Support for employees includes online reference materials, annual information sessions and direct phone and email query response,” said Deborah Samagalski, manager of pension and benefits. “All combined, the goal is to assist our employees with making informed benefit choices in order to maximize the value of the benefits they have.”

EPCOR also received an honorable mention in the “Best Workplace for the Environmentally Conscious” category, which recognized the company’s efforts in water quality and renewable energy projects. And, EPCOR garnered another honorable mention in the “Best Overall Workplace (Over 750 Employees)” category.

The magazine’s second annual rankings of “Alberta’s Best Workplaces” are available online as part of the March edition.

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