Pension & Benefits

MacEwan offers the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) to all eligible employees and offers a flexible benefits plan that is designed to fit a range of needs, preferences and lifestyles.

Employees can choose from multiple coverage options for benefits, make new selections each year as their needs change and manage benefits with user-friendly online tools.


An integral part of any total compensation package, a pension plan is one of the most valuable assets that an employer can provide its employees. 

The Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) is a defined benefit plan, based on both employee and employer contributions. Your pension at retirement is based upon a formula that includes your length of pensionable service and your highest five-year average pensionable salary.

Flexible benefits plan

Who’s covered?

New benefit-eligible employees are covered from the first day of their employment. Check the Collective Agreements and Employment Policy for Out of Scope Employees for eligibility details.

What’s covered?

The flexible benefits plan provides a range of health and dental options together with comprehensive insurance coverage so that employees can make choices that support personal wellness and optimal health—whatever that means to each employee and their family.

The flexible benefits plan includes five main areas of coverage:

  1. Health care coverage
    • Prescription drugs
    • Medical services and supplies
    • Vision and paramedical services
  2. Dental care coverage
    • Basic services
    • Major services
    • Orthodontic care
  3. Insurance coverage
    • Life insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Critical illness insurance
    • Travel insurance
  4. Health Spending Account (HSA) and Wellness Spending Account
  5. Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Download the Wallet Card for more information.

Work/life balance

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

MacEwan’s EFAP provider remains TELUS Health; however, as it is now in partnership with Desjardins Insurance, there is an updated wallet card and new phone number: 1-877-455-3561

Wallet card

EFAP continues to provide private, confidential mental health and well-being support for you and your dependents 24 hours, seven days a week.

Vacation and sick leave

MacEwan offers vacation and sick leave benefits for eligible employees. 

MacEwan University Sport and Wellness

MacEwan employees receive a membership discount at the Sport and Wellness. They have access to a fitness area, pool, steam rooms, 40-person hot tub, gymnasium and spin and fitness studios.

Professional development

MacEwan University is a true learning culture and supports professional and personal development opportunities. See Employee Support at MacEwan for more details.