CBCL Limited
CBCL employee from Marine Monitoring conducting water sampling

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why CBCL Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018), Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2017) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2017):

  • CBCL reaches out to the next generation with paid internships and supports ongoing training and education through a number of in-house initiatives, including tuition subsidies for job-related courses (with no annual maximum)
  • Located in the historic Alexander Keith's Brewing Complex, CBCL's head office is steps away from shops and restaurants along the Halifax waterfront -- the unique complex includes a mix of commercial and retail tenants and houses a fully-functioning Keith's brewery
  • An industry and regional leader, CBCL provides maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 80% of salary for 16 weeks) and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
CBCL employee drilling at an environmental site assessment

Employer Background

Industry Engineering Services
Established in Canada 1955
Parent company Canadian British Consulting Group Limited
Parent company head office Halifax NS
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Sydney NS, Charlottetown PE, Saint John NB, Fredericton NB, Moncton NB, St. John's NL
Full-time employees in Canada 261
Part-time employees in Canada 31
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 10%
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 50 years

Physical Workplace B

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office occupies 50,000 square feet of renovated office space located in the historic Alexander Keith's Brewing Complex, adjacent to the Halifax waterfront, the unique space features a mix of commercial and retail tenants, including a restaurant, a fully-functioning Keith's brewery, a weekly farmer's market every Saturday morning, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities television, board games, vending machines
Other nearby amenities YMCA, GoodLife Fitness, fitness club, Point Pleasant Park, Public Gardens, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Waterfront Boardwalk (with numerous restaurants and shops), Dalhousie University

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name CBCL Employees Club (est. 1970)
Recent social events children's Christmas party, Halloween and Easter celebrations, annual client appreciation event (hosted at the onsite brewery), an annual golf tournament, regular pizza lunches and after work socials
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 24 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 55% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage option up to 65 years of age
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Wellness spending account up to $150 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 16 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information formal "time in lieu" program, allowing employees to bank overtime and save for paid time off at a later date

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 4 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

Employee Engagement & Performance B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, long-service awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development B+

In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes

Community Involvement A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 160 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 90 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way, QEII Foundation, Neptune Theatre, Red Cross (Alberta/Fort McMurray fires), Lung Association of Nova Scotia, NS Nature Trust, Dalhousie Women in Engineering, UNICEF, Water for People, Solterre Earth Library in Ghana
Community highlight CBCL's charitable focus is directed towards initiatives focused on health, education, community, science and technology and sustainability.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why CBCL Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2017):

  • Along with a defined contribution pension plan, employee-owned CBCL lets everyone share in the company's success through profit-sharing and year-end bonuses -- a share purchase plan is also available for management personnel
  • CBCL offers a formal "time in lieu" program that lets employees bank overtime for use later as well as alternative work options to helps employees balance their day-to-day lives
  • CBCL's longstanding social committee (established in 1970) organizes a number of events every year, including a children's Christmas party, regular pizza lunches, after work socials and a popular client appreciation event (hosted at the adjacent Keith's brewery)
CBCL employee Stan Selig wins Halifax Jack Daniel's scavenger hunt

Highlights

Industry Engineering Services
Established in Canada 1955
Parent company Canadian British Consulting Group Limited
Parent company head office Halifax NS
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Sydney NS, Charlottetown PE, Saint John NB, Fredericton NB, Moncton NB, St. John's NL
Full-time employees in Canada 260
Part-time employees in Canada 30
Full-time employee growth in the past year 8 %
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 49 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 55% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, paid internships
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, long-service awards

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