In addition to offering an exciting and rewarding career, the EPS provides an excellent benefits package to employees and their families. Paid vacation, medical and dental plans, life insurance plans, professional development courses, tuition reimbursement (within established guidelines), career counselling and employee assistance programs are just a sample of what we offer to improve quality of life and well-being for our members.
|Length of Service
||Complete Annual Allotted Vacation
||3 weeks of vacation
||4 weeks of vacation
||5 weeks of vacation
||6 weeks of vacation
EPS members who pursue additional training or education may be eligible to receive reimbursement (either full or in part) for registration, examinations and laboratory expenses. Financial assistance may also be provided to members seeking full-time educational leave.
Professional Development Courses
The EPS promotes and fosters an environment of lifelong learning and continued professional development. Programs have been developed in conjunction with the University of Alberta, Athabasca University and other accredited post-secondary institutions to provide members with the opportunity to enhance managerial and leadership competencies as well as pursue other educational endeavours.
Applicants who reside outside of Alberta at the time of hire will be eligible to receive reimbursement up to $1,000 to cover moving expenses. Applicants will be required to submit receipts and expenses must be CRA eligible.
Paid Training and Pension Plan
As soon as a recruit begins training they start receiving a first-year constable salary ($67 414) and begin contributing toward the Special Forces Pension Plan. Members can receive a pension after 25 years of service.
Employee Assistance Program
The EPS recognizes that job performance is directly related to the health and welfare of EPS members and their families. For this reason, the EPS promotes wellness by providing help to members who may be experiencing work, family or personal issues. Confidential assistance is available (on a voluntary basis) to members and their dependents at no cost.