Compensation & Benefits

Compensation & Benefits


The City of Grande Prairie offers a comprehensive compensation package, designed to meet the needs of you and your family. While the rates of pay for unionized employees are reached through the bargaining process, our non-union employees are governed by our compensation management process which involves periodic salary reviews to ensure competitiveness within the market.


We understand that the health and well-being of you and your family are important considerations when deciding on a new employer.

As a City employee you will enjoy comprehensive benefits including:

  • A defined benefit pension plan
  • Extended health, dental and vision care
  • Drug and medical appliance benefits
  • Life/disability insurance
  • Generous vacation time
  • Personal and sick family leave
  • Long service awards
  • Health & Wellness Account
  • Smoking Cessation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Corporate Training

A portion of the overall budget is set aside for corporate training and it includes priorities like:

  • Health & Safety Training
  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Computer Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Development

Department-Specific Training

Each department develops its own training plan. Your needs are considered in developing these plans based on performance management discussions and career aspirations. You will have the opportunity to chart your career path with your supervisor!

Other Developmental Opportunities

  • Acting responsibilities
  • Secondments
  • Special projects
  • Committee participation
  • Lifelong learning opportunities
  • Community event volunteer opportunities