Surrey, City of
City of Surrey lifeguard observing a family swim hour at the city's new Guildford Aquatic Centre

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

Here are some of the reasons why Surrey, City of was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • City of Surrey employees are encouraged to stay healthy with free and subsidized memberships to a fully-equipped onsite fitness facility that features instructor-led classes, including yoga and pilates -- employees can also grab lunch at an onsite cafe, which features healthy and special-diet menu items, and take their lunch outside on the patio
  • 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)
  • Varying by position, City of Surrey encourages employees to balance their working and personal lives with flexible hours, shortened and compressed work week options and telecommuting -- and for employees nearing retirement the City also offers phased-in work options to support the transition away from work
City of Surrey employees enjoying an employee appreciation event
City of Surrey employees at a Move for Health event
City of Surrey management employees cooking at the employee appreciation barbecue

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1879
Full-time employees in Canada 1,774
Part-time employees in Canada 2,087
Average age of employees in Canada 39
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 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, telecommuting
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 36 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Surrey, City of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • In partnership with Simon Fraser University, the City of Surrey organized "Youth Employment Dialogue" to provide youth and employers with an opportunity to network and share stories as well as articulate challenges they face in finding employment
  • City of Surrey manages a work experience program for high school students, allowing them to work regular business hours for up to 6 weeks -- students may also job shadow in an area of interest
  • 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 -- participants must complete an Instructor internship program to receive a reference letter and certificate
City of Surrey employees wore pink shirts for Anti-Bullying Day

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Full-time employees in Canada 1,774
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, 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 (social development and planning for young people), Surrey Leadership Action Conference (weekend-long conference featuring workshops, opportunities to start local community action projects and learn about funding opportunities), Intergenerational Social Enterprise Cafe (seniors mentoring young people on business development)

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
Full-time employees in Canada 1,774
Part-time employees in Canada 2,087
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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