Why work at NorQuest?

We were delighted to be named as one Alberta’s Top Employers for 2022! This award reflected the hard work of NorQuest employees to develop our culture and work together as difference makers to our students, community, and the Alberta economy.

A career at NorQuest College allows you the opportunity to show your initiative and to develop your potential. It also means being part of a team that will always support you and guide you towards success, since your success is intertwined with our own.

At NorQuest College, a meaningful career is also about the opportunity to give something back. Our work positively influences the lives of our students everyday. But we also provide more opportunities to make a more personal contribution and connection to our students.

Through our SHINE fundraising campaign, one-third of our staff make a gift on an annual basis. The SHINE campaign was developed to enhance the NorQuest experience for current and future students.

At NorQuest, we support our employees in these ways:

  • recognize commitment and contribution
  • celebrate the diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds of our students and staff
  • foster creativity, innovation, and critical thought
  • develop strong and lasting relationships with business, the community, and other educational partners
  • offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program
  • provide opportunities for advancement and further education

The Qs—our intentional values:

At NorQuest, we transform lives. And when we do that, we transform communities, we transform the world, we transform the future. We create a true global community – a place of belonging – right here at NorQuest.

The question we ask in everything we do is “How will this change lives for the better?” We are on a quest. We are difference makers. We are NorQuesters.

  • Find ways forward

    NorQuesters meet the challenge of “we can’t” with a boldly curious “How might we…?” We think yes first. We call out processes that make no sense, and instead, create experiences that wow our customers.

    We each have permission to fix and improve things. If you’re stuck, find help. If nobody knows how to do it –yet – get started. And we love win-wins. They’re the ultimate way to a big yes.

  • Be dependable

    NorQuesters do what we say we will do – follow through –even when no one is watching. We own it. Being dependable grows trust.

    And trust helps us get results –results that matter, and results we can only get when trust is high.

  • We > they

    Within NorQuest, there is no “they” and “them” – only us, working together as a team.

    We can achieve so much more when we act together with a common purpose and a determination to change lives. Our actions ripple into local and global communities.

    We are difference makers. We are powerful together.

  • Work at play and play at work

    We’re here to do important work. And because it’s important, we celebrate and make time for real connections.

    Be playful. Play is a way to be creative and solve problems.

    Do fun stuff. Laugh lots.

    Play in the flow of work.

  • Be compassionate

    Compassion creates belonging. How we treat each other matters. What we do now impacts seven generations.

    Where there is fear, we turn up empathy and listening. We don’t know what other people are holding or carrying, so we start with compassion. What a difference a genuine smile can make.

    NorQuesters take care of each other and we take care of ourselves, so we can take care of changing lives.

  • Lead from where you are

    Leading is mindset and action, not title. Be empowered to take action.

    Because NorQuesters are difference makers, we are relentless about adding value to one another, to our customers, and to our community. We recognize and celebrate leadership in each other.

    When every one of us leads from where we are, lives change.

  • Start small & think big

    Small things matter. Small things can be fixed easily and everyone has the responsibility and ability to fix small things that matter.

    But small thinking isn’t enough. We all need to think big. Think disruptively. Think 10X and moonshots.

    Then we map out the steps to get there.

  • Have honest conversations

    Create a safe place where people can speak up, have brave conversations, in respectful, responsible and thoughtful ways, without fear of repercussions.

    Stories guide us towards clarity. Listen well.

    No one has time for jargon, mixed messages or gossip. There is kindness in clarity.

  • Be boldy curious & intentionally courageous

    NorQuesters are curious in bold ways. We ask questions. We check our assumptions. We invite perspectives. We are intentionally courageous in exploring disruptive ideas, holding a growth mindset, and trying new ways.

    We don’t settle for good enough. We execute well, but don’t wait for perfection. We learn quickly from mistakes and failures.

    We bring curiosity and courage to every challenge.