Leading Employers


The leading employers in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region cover a lot of ground, with growing diversity and economic investment fueling new business. A strategic location, competitive business climate, skilled workforce and extensive logistical network make the region home to large global firms and the perfect place to launch a new company.

Largest companies overall

The companies below represent the leading employers in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, each one with over 1,000 employees.

Alberta Health Services Edmonton Health Care Alberta Health Services (AHS) is the Province of Alberta’s public healthcare system. AHS provides hospital and other health care services. As part of a robust healthcare system, AHS offers cancer, long-term, emergency, hospital, laboratory, mental health, urgent, and imaging services. Alberta Health Services serves patients throughout Canada within this Alberta-based system.
Alberta Motor Association Edmonton Consumer Services Alberta Motor Association operates as a non-profit membership organization. The Company offers roadside assistance, auto touring, leisure travel, and insurance services. Alberta Motor Association serves its customers throughout Canada.
Alcanna Edmonton Food & Drug Stores Alcanna Inc. operates a chain of liquor stores. The Company offers a wide range of wine, spirit, liqueur, cooler, and beer items. Alcanna serves customers in Canada.
All Weather Windows Edmonton Home Improvement All Weather Windows Ltd was founded in 1978. The Company’s line of business includes manufacturing metal doors, sash, and trim products.
ATB Financial Edmonton Banking ATB Financial operates as a financial institution. The Company engages in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, and wealth and investment management services through various branches, agencies, contact centers, ATMs, and internet. ATB Finnacial serves customers in the Province of Alberta.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. Edmonton Pharmaceuticals Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a world-renowned integrated cannabis company with an industry-leading reputation for continuously elevating and setting the global cannabis industry standard. Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, strategic investments, and global partnerships, Aurora provides a wide range of premium quality cannabis and hemp products and services, develops innovative technologies, promotes cannabis consumer health and wellness, and delivers an exceptional customer experience across all its brands. Aurora’s operations span multiple continents and focuses on both the medical and recreational cannabis production and sales, patient education and clinic counselling services, home hydroponic cultivation, extraction technologies and delivery systems, and hemp-based food health products. We operate around the globe pursuing new and emerging cannabis markets where possible through our owned network of import, export and wholesale distributors, and our e-commerce and mobile applications. Aurora have approximately 400 contractors spread across several locations in the region.
AutoCanada Inc Edmonton Automotive Retailers AutoCanada, Inc. retails automobiles in Canada. The Company owns and operates franchised automobile dealerships retailing American, European and Asian automobiles.
Bee-Clean Building Maintenance (Gingras Enterprises) Edmonton Facilities Services Bee Clean Building Maintenance was founded in 1967. The Company’s line of business includes building cleaning and maintenance services.
Black Gold Regional Division Nisku Education Black Gold Regional Division #18 was founded in 1995. This public school division is responsible for elementary and secondary schools.
Brick Warehouse Corporation Edmonton Home Furnishing Retail The Brick Warehouse Corporation is a furniture, appliance, and electronics chain. The Company’s product line includes sofas, chairs, mattresses, cameras, televisions, video recorders, stereo equipment, microwaves, vacuums, computers, and more. The Brick also sells through its website.
Canadian Western Bank Edmonton Banks Canadian Western Bank is a Schedule I chartered bank which operates in western Canada. The Bank provides commercial loans, construction and real estate project financing, and industrial equipment financing. Canadian Western’s retail services include a variety of mortgages, consumer loans, and deposit products.
Chemco Edmonton Construction Trade Contractors For over 50 years Chemco has built industry across Western Canada. We are a multi disciplined contractor that provides clients with the services needed to both build and maintain their facilities. From engineering through to commissioning that multi disciplined approach allows for one point of contact and continuity for the entire life cycle of a project.
City of Edmonton Edmonton Public administration City of Edmonton is a municipality in the province of Alberta, Canada. The City employs over 11,000 people and provides a vast array of services.
Covenant Health Alberta Edmonton Health Care Covenant Health is the largest Catholic health care provider in Canada.
DynaLIFE Edmonton Health Care Services The DynaLIFE partnership provides diagnostic laboratory services to more than 2000 physicians and one million patients annually. The laboratory, locally managed from its state-of-the-art facility in Edmonton, performs more than 18 million tests every year. Their mandate is to provide high quality, cost-effective services to our clients to assist in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients’ and employees’ health. DynaLIFE services are provided by approximately 1000 laboratory employees working at more than 30 sites including hospital laboratories, community patient care centres, and our central testing laboratory. The laboratory also performs referral testing and offers consulting and management services to a wide range of health care organizations. DynaLIFE and its partners conduct more than 175 million routine and specialized laboratory tests annually.
Edmonton Catholic Schools Edmonton Education Edmonton Catholic Schools has grown as a school district from one school with 23 students in Edmonton to 96 schools with over 43,089 students. It is our Mission to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another. Our students will learn together, work together and pray together in answering the call to a faith-filled life of service. The District’s core values of dignity and respect, honesty, loyalty, fairness and personal and communal growth support us in achieving our vision and mission. We are blessed to offer publicly funded Catholic education! Edmonton Catholic Schools have been voted one of the top 75 employers in Alberta for four years in a row.
Edmonton Public School District Edmonton Education Edmonton Public Schools is the largest public school district in Edmonton, the second largest in Alberta, and the sixth largest in Canada. The district offers a variety of alternative and special needs programs, and many are offered in multiple locations to improve accessibility for students. As a public system, Edmonton Public Schools accepts all students who meet age and residency requirements. Edmonton Public Schools operates 213 schools. There are a total of 125 elementary schools, 39 elementary/junior high schools, 5 elementary/junior/senior high schools, 27 junior high schools, 3 junior/senior highs, 14 senior high schools, and 13 other educational services offered. Approximately 102,000 students attend Edmonton Public Schools and there are over 9,200 full-time staff equivalencies. The proposed operating budget is $1.23 billion for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
EPCOR Edmonton Water and Sewer Services EPCOR builds, owns and operates electrical, natural gas and water transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment facilities, sanitary and stormwater systems, and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. EPCOR also provides electricity, natural gas and water products and services to residential and commercial customers. EPCOR provides water, wastewater and distribution services to more than one million people in over 85 Western Canadian communities and industrial sites. They provide electricity distribution to approximately 380,000 customers in Edmonton and the Collingwood, Ontario area. EPCOR provides water and wastewater services to about 360,000 customers in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, making them among the largest private utilities in the U.S. Southwest. They also supply natural gas distribution to customers in Ontario and Texas.
Fountain Tire Edmonton Retail Fountain Tire Ltd. distributes and sells automobile tires and accessories. The Company offers tires for cars, trucks, mini vans, trailers, tractors, commercial vehicles, other specialized tires, and vehicle emergency kits. Fountain Tire also provides tire services, including tire inflation, balancing, wheel alignment, tire rotation, tire repairs and replacement, and nitrogen services.
Government of Alberta Edmonton Public Administration The Government of Alberta is a major employer in the province of Alberta and in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. With more than 29,000 employees, it plays a major role in the economy of Alberta.
MacEwan University Edmonton Colleges and Universities MacEwan University provides degrees in both undergraduate and graduate level curriculum. The University offers courses and programs in accounting, arts, business administration, commerce, communication, music, science, nursing, distance learning, and international study.
Katz Group Edmonton Food & Drug Stores Katz Group Inc. provides pharmaceutical products and services. The Company offers prescription drugs, natural health, homeopathy, beauty, and daily living products. Katz Group serves customers throughout the North America.
K-Bro Linen Inc. Edmonton Logistics and Supply Chain / Consumer Services K-Bro Linen Inc. owns and operates laundry and linen processing facilities in Canada. The Company processes, manages, and distributes linen, including sheets, blankets, towels, operating room linen, and other types of linen.
Lilydale (Sofina Foods Inc) Edmonton Food Production Lilydale Inc. provides poultry products. The Company offers products such as chicken, turkey, deli meats, and sausages. Lilydale serves food products throughout Canada.
Lockerbie & Hole Inc Edmonton Building Sub Contractos Lockerbie & Hole Inc. was acquired by AECON in 2009. Lockerbie & Hole Inc. offers mechanical infrastructure contracting services. The Company offers piping assembly and welding, structural steel assembly, boiler erection and maintenance, process plant equipment installation, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, insulation, and plant shutdown services. Lockerbie & Hole serves customers throughout Canada.
Morgan Construction & Envrionmental Ltd Edmonton Non-Residential Building Construction Morgan Construction And Environmental Ltd was founded in 1985. The Company’s line of business includes providing general contracting services such as constructing water and sewer mains.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Edmonton Colleges and Universites Northern Alberta Institute of Technology provides degrees in both undergraduate and graduate level curriculum. The University offers courses such as science, animal studies, building construction, engineering, environmental management, healthcare, and information technology programs.
PCL Employees Holdings Ltd Edmonton Architecture and Engineering PCL Construction is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Australia. They have a strategic presence in 31 major centres. PCL is the largest contracting organization in Canada and the 7th largest in the United States. They average $9 billion in annual construction volume.
Pyramid Corporation (PTW Energy Services) Nisku Other Commerical Services Pyramid Corporation is a subsidiary under PTW Energy Services. Pyramid Corporation provides electrical and instrumentation construction and maintenance services. The Company offers meter proving, well testing, ESP submersible pump cable repair, processing equipment, process piping, structural supports, ignition systems, and well optimization services. Pyramid operates worldwide.
Servus Credit Union Ltd Edmonton Banking At Servus Credit Union we’re building a better world, one member at a time. We’ve been shaping the financial fitness of Albertans for over 80 years with a full line of financial services including retail, commercial and wealth products and advice. We help members manage their money wherever they are through 102 branches in 59 communities; online, mobile and telephone banking; and 1900 no-fee ATMs across Canada. We reinvest our profits in our members and the communities we serve. The rest we return to members as Profit Share Rewards.
Stantec Edmonton Architecture and Engineering Stantec Inc. is a top-tier engineering, architecture, and related professional services firm, employing more than 22,000 people around the world. The Company provides a broad range of consulting, project delivery, design build, and technology capabilities to private and public sector clients, across North America and internationally.
University of Alberta Edmonton Colleges and Universiies University of Alberta is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It is a comprehensive, research intensive, doctoral-level institution.
West Edmonton Mall Attractions Inc Edmonton Real Estate Services West Edmonton Mall Attractions Inc was founded in 1988. The company’s line of business includes operating West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America, and nonresidential buildings.
Workers Compensation Board Edmonton Insurance WCB is a non-profit, neutral organization administering no-fault workers’ compensation insurance. 168,000 employers fund return-to-work help for 2M workers.
3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton (3 CDSG, CFB Edmonton) Edmonton Defense Services 3rd Canadian Division Support Group (3 CDSG) is headquartered at 3rd Canadian Support Base Edmonton (3 CDSB Edmonton). As a formation, 3 CDSG takes care of the baseline institutional support such as infrastructure, ranges and training areas, personnel services and technical services. Personnel services include support such as the garrison orderly room, releases, language training and career transitioning. Technical services include support such as clothing stores, base maintenance, base traffic and snow and ice removal.

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