The Human Resources Department reports to the Commissioner of the Corporate Services Division and provides professional advice to the corporation in areas such as:

  • Labour relations
  • Staffing, training and development
  • Occupational health, claims management and health Promotion;
  • Safety
  • Pension, benefits and payroll services
  • Compensation administration
  • General consulting on employee or collective agreement issues.

The department provides strategic human resource solutions to issues such as recruitment and retention, managing an aging workforce, strengthening the safety culture, developing succession plans and building on the constructive culture work undertaken by the City.

Labour Relations & Compensation
Responsible for collective bargaining with all unions and associations representing civic employees; implementation, administration, and interpretation of collective agreements, grievance decisions, and arbitration awards; and timely and accurate advice to City Council and senior leadership regarding labour relations issues. They also provide expert advice on job evaluation, administer compensation surveys and participate in classification reviews.

Payroll, Pension & Benefits Services
Integrity and trust - we are committed to providing excellent service in the development and innovative delivery of Payroll, Pension and Benefit programs. We strive to be efficient, reliable, responsive and cost effective while maintaining compliance with The City of Medicine Hat’s compensation program and corporate policies, as well as, all government legislation and regulation requirements.

We strive to be fair, honest and professional in our dealings with all our customers and we are dedicated to their needs and satisfaction, through maintaining an “open-door” policy.

Strategic goals are conceptually oriented towards the continued improvement of our payroll and benefits services, policies and procedures.

Staffing & Development
Provides services to individuals, work groups, and departments in the areas of organization and staff development, team building, conflict resolution and recruitment.

Wellness, Health & Safety 
Provides resources in health and safety to all departments within the Corporation. This work group focuses on leadership, hazard and accident prevention, health and safety related training, healthy workplaces, ergonomics, and wellness initiatives.

Contact Us
Human Resources
#101, 505 First Street SE
Medicine Hat , AB T1A 0A9
General Inquiries: 403.529.8352
Fax Line: 403.525.8870