Rewards & Benefits

A career with Newalta means challenge and satisfaction, personal growth and reward. We want your ideas and expertise. Here’s what we offer in return.

Career Development

Newalta has built the company by investing where the company can grow. Developing employees develops our company. Newalta’s people are encouraged to expand their skills and abilities and reach their individual potential.

Our managers and supervisors are expected to be coaches for our people, to motivate, support and recognize employee contributions. Every employee is entitled to an assessment of their skills, strengths, development and potential, at least once a year. Managers and employees map out career objectives, putting plans into action.

Training includes:

  • A full suite of core competency training and specialized training in environmental, safety and operations excellence
  • An Education Assistance Program, which reimburses up to 100 percent of course fees, textbook costs and other eligible costs
  • Identification and preparation of potential candidates for key positions that will meet current and future strategic needs

Financial Compensation

At Newalta, the highest performers realize the greatest financial reward. Individual salaries are fair and competitive. In addition, through our performance-based incentive program, Newalta recognizes and rewards exemplary accomplishments:

  • Extra effort and outstanding achievement
  • New ideas and solutions
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Environment and safety responsiveness
  • Demonstrated application of Newalta’s core competencies


Our comprehensive and generous program of benefits is designed to increase the quality of life for our people and their families. Our flexible health and insurance benefits allow employees to personalize their benefit packages to suit their needs.

These include:

  • Salary continuance protecting against loss of income from illness or injury
  • Basic life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Optional accident coverage to address specific needs

Protection from the rising cost of health care

  • Extended health
  • Vision care
  • Dental care
  • Alternative therapies provide access to chiropractic care, massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, physiotherapy and speech therapy

Savings Plan

We understand that retirement saving is important. We also want our staff to share in the success of our company. Contributions can be directed to a variety of funds, including:

  • RRSPs
  • Spousal RRSPs
  • Guaranteed Investment
  • Fixed Income Funds 
  • Balanced Funds
  • Canadian Equity Funds
  • Newalta Shares

More than 85 percent of Newalta’s eligible employees are members of the savings plan and shareholders. Collectively, employees own almost one million shares.

A second tier of the Savings Plan allows for payroll deductions for additional contributions to the same selection of funds.

Employee Wellness

We have a long-term commitment to creating an environment of positive health habits, both physical and mental. Balance between work and family is important. We provide flex-time arrangements to allow people the opportunity to balance the many demands on their time.

Our confidential Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) helps employees and family members identify and understand sources of personal difficulties and develop necessary coping strategies.

Annual Vacation

  • Full-time Newalta employees begin employment with us with three weeks of vacation in their first year
  • Additional vacation at five and 10 years’ service milestones
  • In their 10th year and beyond, our people have five weeks’ vacation