Surrey, City of
City of Surrey City Hall

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

Here are some of the reasons why Surrey, City of was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2017):

  • City of Surrey supports ongoing employee development through a variety of in-house training programs, including paid internships, apprenticeships and formal mentoring as well as tuition subsidies for courses both related and not directly related to their current position
  • City of Surrey is a major employer of the next generation of employees through a large summer employment program as well as managing apprenticeship and paid internship programs -- the City also manages an academic scholarship program for university and college-bound children of employees (to $1,000 per child)
  • City of Surrey starts new employees with 3 weeks of paid vacation and considers previous work experience when setting individual vacations entitlement for new employees
City of Surrey employees taking part in a Move For Health event

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1879
Major Canadian hiring locations Surrey BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,825
Part-time employees in Canada 1,958
Average age of employees in Canada 40
Longest serving employee 48 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% 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
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, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Surrey, City of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • City of Surrey created a Future Leaders Program to help young people between the ages of 14 and 21 develop the relevant skills and knowledge to become successful recreation leaders -- at the end of the 8-week program, participants receive a reference letter and certification for their resume
  • To support students working to towards their high school diploma, City of Surrey partners with Surrey Schools to provide mentoring opportunities with employees -- additionally, the City offers practicum opportunities for students that attend local colleges and universities
  • City of Surrey developed a 2-year Emerging Leaders program to provide high potential employees with education, work experience and self-development opportunities
City of Surrey employees participating in Pink Shirt Day to take a stand against bullying

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Surrey BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,825
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Surrey Leadership Youth Council (engages youth in social and community planning), Intergenerational Social Enterprise Cafe (seniors mentoring young people on business development), Youth Fest (11th annual celebration of youth), sponsors the SASSY awards (to honour youth in Surrey or White Rock who make a difference in the community and demonstrate the Rotary ideal of "service above self"), Collective Impact project (skills development for young people offered in partnership with community organizations and institutions)

The Career Directory

Surrey, City of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
A public art installation at the City of Surrey's city hall

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Surrey BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,825
Part-time employees in Canada 1,958
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
Typical new grad positions Engineering Assistant, Plan Checker, Community Services Coordinator, Parks Operations Coordinator, Accounting Clerk, Telecommunication Operator, HR Assistant
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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