Connect First Credit Union named top employer in Alberta

January 29, 2016

Calgary, AB – Connect First Credit Union has been recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers by MediaCorp Canada Inc.

Entering its 11th year, Alberta’s Top Employers, is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

“We have such a diverse team of employees across southern Alberta who arrive at work each day invigorated and eager to help each other, our members, and our community partners,” said Connect First Credit Union CEO, Paul Kelly. “This recognition belongs to them for making our credit union the great organization it is.”

Connect First Credit Union offers its members a full range of financial products and services and the branch network of a large financial institution, while retaining its trusted local brands and continuing its community-focused approach to banking. Connect First Credit Union is Canada’s ninth largest credit union, with over $5 billion in assets under administration. It serves 100,000 members through 27 branches in 13 communities across southern Alberta, under the Chinook Financial and First Calgary Financial brands. For more information visit

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Media Contact:

Alison Archambault
Director of Brand & Stakeholder Engagement
Connect First Credit Union
Ph: (403) 736-4015 Cell: (403) 473-3676