Largest Employers


Medicine Hat College

The growth and success of Medicine Hat College can be credited to its 540+ hardworking and satisfied employees. The College has more than 30 diploma and certificate programs, and offers a ‘My First Year’ program at the Brooks Campus for those who want to explore their academic options. The ‘My First Year’ program allows students who aren’t sure about their academic goals, or those who want to study locally for their first year, to take a full year of university courses which can then be transferred to universities throughout Alberta. Medicine Hat College is also home to the Entrepreneur Development Centre which provides business coaching and resources to students and alumni, encouraging entrepreneurship amongst youth. With over 2700 full-time students, Medicine Hat College will continue to remain a major employer in the region.

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Alberta Health Services – South Zone)

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (MHRH) is one of the largest employers in the region with about 1,774 employees located on-site. MHRH is an acute care facility, which also includes supportive rehabilitation and transition beds. As a regional hospital, MHRH serves residents of Medicine Hat and the entire southeast corner of the province with a total population of more than 120,000. In July 2010, the provincial government announced a $200 million expansion of MHRH to add space for ambulatory care (including endoscopy, day procedures, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation, renal services, cancer clinic, and specialty clinics), as well as expansion to the emergency department, surgical suite, maternal and child care, and building system upgrades. The redevelopment project is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

Medicine Hat School District 76

Medicine Hat School District 76 is comprised of 6,500 students in 3 secondary schools and 12 elementary (K-6)  schools.  It also provides early intervention preschool services, a special needs school for the disabled,
and an Alternative School in partnership with the YMCA as well as French immersion education. The school district employs over 1200 people.

Canadian Forces Base Suffield

Canadian Forces Base Suffield is an army base located in Southeast Alberta. Established during World War II, the base hosts approximately 500 employees from the three major components of The Canadian Forces, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and the British Army training Unit Suffield (BATUS). The base is a distinguishing feature of Southeast Alberta, generating growth in related industries.

Goodyear Canada Inc

Goodyear Canada Inc is one of the world’s leading tire companies, and a leader in Medicine Hat’s manufacturing sector. The company has been a part of our community since 1960 and today employs approximately 300 people.

Meggitt Training Systems Canada

Enhancing our unmanned vehicle systems cluster and military training sector, Meggitt Training Systems Canada is a leading supplier of products for armed forces and law enforcement agencies worldwide. The company’s success is driven by the innovation of its approximately 60 high-skilled employees.