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BC Housing Management Commission
BC Housing employees keeping fit at the organization's onsite fitness facility

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why BC Housing Management Commission was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2017):

  • In keeping with their mandate, BC Housing encourages employees to get involved in the community with paid time off to volunteer with their favourite charitable organizations (up to 3 days each year) and matching charitable donations (to $100 annually)
  • BC Housing employees are encouraged to stay fit with free access to an onsite fitness facility that features rowing machines, weights, stationary bikes and instructor-led classes such as yoga, pilates and boot camp
  • BC Housing offers exceptional maternity and parental leave top-up payments for its new moms (to 85% of salary for the first 17 weeks followed by 75% of salary for an additional 35 weeks) as well as parental top-up for new dads and adoptive parents (to 75% of salary for 35 weeks)
BC Housing employee working on one of the organization's People, Plants and Homes Program community projects

Highlights

Industry Administration of Housing Programs
Established in Canada 1967
Parent company Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia
Parent company head office Burnaby BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, Victoria BC, Prince George BC, Penticton BC
Full-time employees in Canada 689
Part-time employees in Canada 16
Average age of employees in Canada 45
Longest serving employee 38 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why BC Housing Management Commission was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • BC Housing is committed to ensuring that all new housing projects are constructed to LEED Gold certification standards and, in partnership with its non-profit housing partners, has registered over 55 buildings with the Canadian Green Building Council -- additionally, the agency has reduced its energy consumption by 25 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by over 30 percent as part of its multi-year social housing renovation program
  • BC Housing's employee-led "livegreen Employee Council" encourages all employees to make sustainable choices at home and at work -- the group works towards specific objectives developed around the annual Sustainability Survey, including encouraging alternative transit (over 51 percent of employees bike, walk or take transit to work), ongoing office composting, and a number of environmental initiatives to raise awareness throughout the year
  • Every year, the livegreen Employee Council organizes two recycling weeks to collect almost everything from their homes and offices -- the initiative ensures the proper recycling and disposal of appliances, electronics and computers, styrofoam, batteries, light bulbs, and household paints and chemicals
BC Housing employees have access to subsidies for the purchase of bicycles for commuting

Highlights

Industry Administration of Housing Programs
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, Victoria BC, Prince George BC, Penticton BC
Full-time employees in Canada 689
Employee green team livegreen Employee Council
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Chief Advisor of Strategic Planning, Governance and Sustainability
Green highlights energy efficient building programs (includes adopting the LEED rating system for large buildings, the Housing Renovation Partnership Program, Energy Audits, The Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program, and the Building Smart Program), Bike Purchase Program (discounted bikes and gear with a number of bike stores), Smart-Car sign-out system (employees can utilize a small fleet of Smart Cars for business use), Ride Share program, Transit Pass program (transit subsidies and a free transit pass when employees give up their parking spot)
Extended recycling batteries, organic composting program, styrofoam, light bulbs, paints and chemicals
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Meatless Mondays in March, Earth Day, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Commuter Challenge (over 51 percent of employees use transit, bike, walk or carpool to work), Winterfest (initiative to test out green products), telecommuting program (over 60,000 kg of CO2 emissions cut from telecommuting since 2008), Bike to Work Week, Recycling Week
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Gold

The Career Directory

BC Housing Management Commission has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
BC Housing employees celebrating diversity at the organization's annual Multicultural Celebration

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Administration of Housing Programs
Parent company Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia
Parent company head office Burnaby BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, Victoria BC, Prince George BC, Penticton BC
Full-time employees in Canada 689
Part-time employees in Canada 16
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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