British Columbia Institute of Technology / BCIT
BCIT employees marked the institute's 50th anniversary with a collaborative totem carving

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why British Columbia Institute of Technology / BCIT was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • BCIT employees may take advantage of a variety of onsite amenities, including free access to a fitness facility (with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, sauna, racquetball courts and a climbing wall), quiet room for meditation and religious observance, Aboriginal sweat lodge, and a cafeteria with healthy and special diet menus
  • BCIT supports its new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 75% of salary for 52 weeks) -- and extends parental top-ups for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 75% of salary for 37 weeks), depending on employee group
  • BCIT helps employees prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options when nearing retirement -- and also helps them to save for the long term with generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan


Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Established in Canada 1960
Full-time employees in Canada 1,787
Part-time employees in Canada 981
Average age of employees in Canada 49.5
Longest serving employee 47 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, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why British Columbia Institute of Technology / BCIT was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • BCIT maintains a diversity and inclusivity committee comprised of representatives from all employee groups -- the committee works to create awareness and education on diversity in partnership with the BCIT Student Association, "Qmunity", the college's disability resource centre and the Aboriginal services department
  • BCIT offers training on a variety of topics including queer competency, mental health and cultural awareness -- and presents Inclusivity Awards of up to $1,000 to employees who champion diversity and inclusion within the workplace
  • BCIT established a Women's Leadership Council to provide female employees with opportunities for networking and mentoring, and recently appointed its first female President -- the organization also manages a women in trades program to provide skills training to unemployed or disadvantaged women
"Thinking back to my post-secondary days when l graduated in 84' and it was the last thing on my mind to wear my traditional regalia for fear of being made fun of. This was a time when l was the only one graduating from my community with a grade 12 diploma and receiving a college diploma. At BCIT, I get to welcome our graduates in their regalia. It's extraordinary." Joanne S., Iy'imelwit, Coordinator for Aboriginal Services


Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Full-time employees in Canada 1,787
Workforce representation female employees (48 %), female managers (54 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT
Formal commitment diversity and inclusivity committee, women's leadership council
Unique diversity initiatives recognizes and celebrates a number of important dates such as National Aboriginal Day, International Day against Homophobia and Mental Health Awareness Day, disability resource centre, Aboriginal services department, Aboriginal sweat lodge and community centre, diversity and inclusion forums
Diversity community partnerships Neil Squire Society (persons with disabilities), Immigration Society of British Columbia, Vancouver Pride Society, Open Door Group (persons with disabilities)

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