Headquarters: Lacombe (Alberta)
Year of creation: 1938
Type of company: government agency
Sector of activity: financial services
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, or AFSC, is a provincial Crown corporation that provides farmers, agribusinesses and other small businesses with farm loans, commercial loans, crop insurance, livestock price insurance and farm income disaster assistance. It has more than forty offices across Alberta helping clients achieve success and prosperity in their businesses through managing their risks.
AFSC’s more than 400 employees take pride in helping clients in their business endeavors. Client service representatives, insurance and lending product specialists are but a sampling of the many skilled personnel that encompass this company, helping it realize its goals of supporting development, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for rural Albertans.
AFSC provides competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. Also offered are flexible work hours, telecommuting, up to one paid day to volunteer, maternity/paternity leave and new employees receive three weeks paid vacation after their first year on the job. Further available is participation in a defined pension plan, in-house training, mentoring, professional development opportunities and subsidies for professional accreditation.
AFSC believes that the key to its success is its people. It develops and nurtures its personnel through a variety of learning and development programs. It also believes in social responsibility and, to that end, it has a social club that organizes numerous events in the community such as Lacombe Big Brothers and Big Sisters Adopt a Family program, Run for a Cure and Take Our Kids To Work Day. AFSC believes strong rural communities empower people and ultimately Alberta. It is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2019.