ATB Financial

ATB Financial has been proudly serving Albertans for over 75 years. In that time, we've grown from one small Treasury Branch to become the largest Alberta-based financial institution. Spread across 5 areas of expertise, we help over 730,000 customers with their banking needs. ATB is proudly Albertan, and we are driven to know and understand this province better than anyone and remain committed to Albertans. We want to be regarded as THE Place to Work in the financial industry and be Albertan's first choice for financial services and advice that matters most.

We are currently located in over 244 Alberta communities. Within Calgary, ATB Financial has a presence in over 30 branches and ABMs in Calgary accompanied by 2 corporate buildings. The locations we hire for new positions varies depending on the role.

How many people does your organization employ? How many locally?

We currently employ over 5300 employees across the province and 2140 employees in Calgary.

What type of positions do you offer?

At ATB, we offer a wide array of positions that cater to the needs of our many employees. ATB offers full time, part time and contract positions. Each year ATB Financial accepts work experience students, specifically from grades 7-12.

ATB also works with local technical skills colleges: students that are new to Canada have the opportunity to join ATB for 3-6 weeks to practice the skills that they learned in school. These types of experiences are created and delivered on an as needed basis and at the discretion of the business leaders.

Additionally, we offer our ATB 101 summer internship program. ATB 101 was designed because we want students to do more than make coffee; we want them to make a difference in their communities and learn valuable professional skills. ATB 101 has been intentionally designed to give students a meaningful, challenging experience, allow them to interact with their cross-disciplinary peer group and give them access to senior leadership. Key differentiating factors of our program include the ability to fully engage in strategic projects happening in the organization, ability to network and engage with company executives through various events and community initiatives, and ability to participate in our renowned Capstone project to help solve a real business problem that ATB is facing.

What are the benefits of working for your company?

We differentiate ourselves as an employer because we've made it a priority to invest in every part of our team members' personal growth; something we call personal equity. Our intention is to make our people richer - whether that means growth intellectually, financially, experientially, or even in your mental and physical health - and our personalized twists on benefits and other programs make this happen.

ATB offers many flexible opportunities for employees to work from home. ATB does not follow the traditional "bankers hours" at corporate offices. Corporate office team members can choose where/when/how they are going to work each day just as long as their "work gets done."

In being THE Place to Bank for our employees, ATB offers a wide array of banking benefits to employees, such as no fee chequing and savings accounts, higher interest rates and more. Additionally, we offer a number of products designed to relieve the financial burden of getting an education or apprenticeship. These include no-fee student accounts, our industry leading Professional Student Line of Credit and our industry first line of credit for apprenticeship students.

ATB cares about improving the personal equity of its employees, and provides a wide array of programs, initiatives, experiential bursts and other tools and resources to further each employee's knowledge and professional development as they grow and thrive within the organization.

Describe opportunities for advancement.

There are a wide array of opportunities for employees to grow and thrive in different areas of the organization. Through our various mentorship programs and career development initiatives, ATB employees have the opportunity to further develop their skills in different areas of the organization. An example of this is what we call an experiential burst, in which a team member can speak to their leader about an area of the business or growth opportunity they'd like to explore. ATB also offers subsidies for professional development in programs, courses, conferences and seminars that further enhance our employees' personal equity.

List any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.

ATB continuously finds new ways to contribute and give back to the communities we live and thrive in. A key strategic area of ATB's community work surrounds affordable housing and accessible banking through work with community partners such as the RESOLVE campaign and the Calgary Homeless Foundation. This year, $40,000 of our donations budget was distributed as part of our Time to Think grants. The grant program provides financial support and specific expertise to build the capacity of non-profits in areas such as social innovation, business development and human resources.

Our two major annual fundraising campaigns are United Way and Teddy for a Toonie. Over the past 17 years we've raised over $8.4 million for the Stollery Children's Hospital and Alberta Children's Hospital over the past 16 years. ATB is also involved in other philanthropic initiatives such as Easter Seals Camp Horizon fYrefly Alberta in collaboration with ATB's pride initiatives for the LGBTQ+ community in Alberta.

For a full overview of ATB's involvement in the community, please visit

How would someone find out about opportunities at your company? How can a candidate apply?

Candidates can visit our career page at to learn more about current opportunities to join our team. Candidates can also learn more about how ATB is THE Place to Work and what to expect when applying for a role with ATB. Candidates can also access our other career platforms on LinkedIn and Glassdoor, which provides updated information on ATB job openings, employee reviews and company updates. Additionally, keep your eyes peeled for our ATB recruiters at a post-secondary campus near you for opportunities to network and learn more about our ATB 101 program.

Describe your hiring and interview process?

Once candidates have found their dream job on our Careers page, candidates will take a short “culture quiz” to help match your personal values to ours. Your first interview will involve questions related to our work culture and will allow you to tell your own unique story. The number and style of interviews you participate in will vary. Once you have been chosen for the position, we will send you more information on ATB, our values and what's in it for you. In the initial months of your new role, you will have the ability to engage in various initiatives to learn about ATB's work culture, our values and ensure that you're ALL IN to create happiness for customers and banking work for people.

What do you look for in an employee?

Our culture is focused around listening, creating happiness, and continuously seeking innovative ways to make banking work for our customers. At ATB, we strive to be more than a bank, and we value individuals that align with our purpose to transform banking and create happiness for Albertans. We value trust, inclusion, accountability from all team members and value individuals who have a growth-oriented mindset and are eager to excel.

What type of education/training/equipment do you require?

Educational requirements will drastically vary depending on the position. The minimum requirement is a high school diploma.

What is the minimum age required to work for your company? Are there different age requirements for different positions?

The minimum requirement for education is a high school diploma, so in turn this would be that generally 18 would be the minimum working age.

Provide a wage range for entry level positions.

$35,000-$40,000 annual salary.

What are the hours of the business and general shift times? Are there a minimum number of hours someone needs to work per week? Is there flexibility regarding school schedules?

This would depend on which area of the organization you are working in and your role. Most positions at the corporate office would allow for more flexibility as there generally isn't a clock in and clock out time. However if you are working at the branch you would have to be able to work those hours. We have both full-time and part-time positions at both the corporate and branch level, so I would imagine there is flexibility in both cases.

Is a uniform provided or do employees have to pay for it?

There are no uniforms required of ATB employees. All ATB employees even at the corporate office are provided name tags, and are encouraged to wear them when at work.