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British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. / BC Ferries
BC Ferries   (Photo credit: Scott Arkell)

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

Here are some of the reasons why British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. / BC Ferries was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2017):

  • BC Ferries considers previous work experience when setting individual vacation entitlements, with the majority of employees receiving 3 weeks of paid vacation to start, moving to a maximum of 8 weeks over the course of their careers
  • BC Ferries helps employees plan for a secure future with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan -- experienced employees can also take advantage of phased-in work options when nearing retirement
  • BC Ferries employees can receive new employee referral bonuses when they successfully recruit a friend
BC Ferries employees   (Photo credit: Alastair Bird)


Established in Canada 1960
Major Canadian hiring locations Comox BC, North Vancouver BC, Richmond BC, Vancouver BC, Prince Rupert BC, Victoria BC, Courtenay BC, Nanaimo BC, West Vancouver BC, Salt Spring Island BC
Full-time employees in Canada 3,485
Part-time employees in Canada 967
Average age of employees in Canada 47
Longest serving employee 46.1 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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