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City of Vancouver engineering employees

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

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

  • City of Vancouver manages a unique FitCity Incentive Program, offering employees the chance to earn redeemable points through physical activity and lead a healthy lifestyle through sustainable behaviours such as walking or cycling to work -- the City and its employees also support the annual Bike to Work Week, the National Commuter Challenge, and the annual Car Free Day
  • City of Vancouver supports its new moms with maternity leave top-up payments (varying by employee group) and offers priority access to a nearby daycare centre when they are ready to return to work
  • City of Vancouver helps employees plan for life after work with retirement planning assistance, contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, and phased-in retirement work options to help smooth the transition
City of Vancouver lifeguards at the Britannia Pool

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1886
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,972
Part-time employees in Canada 3,217
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 46 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 telecommuting, earned days off program
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
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 are involved in selection of charities

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

Here are some of the reasons why Vancouver, City of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • City of Vancouver recently embarked on its fourth mentorship program for new Canadians, in partnership with the Immigration Employment Council of British Columbia and various service providers, and piloted the Connector Program, a mentoring and networking strategy to help skilled newcomers connect with professional contacts in their field
  • Additionally, the City of Vancouver announced the launch of the Vancouver Immigration Partnership initiative to help increase local capacity to assist newcomers with engagement, integration and access to services in Vancouver
  • City of Vancouver's police department maintains an Aboriginal Cadet Program, developed in partnership with ACCESS, to provide summer employment for 2 to 3 Aboriginal youths -- and also offers work practicum placements to students enrolled in the Applied Business Technology program at Native Education College
City of Vancouver librarians working in the city's Britannia Library

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,953
Workforce representation female employees (37.3 %), female managers (36.9 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT, religion
Formal commitment manages a number of advisory committees, which provide the city council with guidance on important community issues, committees include women's advisory committee, persons with disabilities advisory committee, cultural communities advisory committee, urban Aboriginal peoples advisory committee, LGBTQ2+ committee and a trans* and gender variant implementation steering committee, responsible for providing recommendations on parks and recreation facilities, programming, training and policy to create safe and inclusive spaces
Diversity highlights currently working on accessibility upgrades to three civic theatres and other city facilities, including city hall, recognizes individuals and organizations that demonstrate leadership and commitment to accessibility, diversity and inclusion through internal awards

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Vancouver, City of was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • City of Vancouver's Director of Sustainability works with an internal Green Operations Steering Committee comprised of representatives from all city departments -- the stated goal is to make Vancouver "the greenest city in the world" through the aptly named "Greenest City 2020 Action Plan", which includes goals to eliminate dependence on fossil fuels, have the best drinking water in the world and become a leader in urban food systems
  • City of Vancouver's official "Transportation Plan" was first adopted in 1996 and formalized the prioritization of walking, biking and public transit over automobiles in planning all future transportation infrastructure -- since the plan's introduction, bicycle trips have increased by 180 percent, transit by 50 percent and walking by 44 percent while vehicle trips have decreased by 10 percent -- more recently, the City introduced a requirement that 20 percent of parking stalls in all new multifamily residential developments have access to electric vehicle charging stations
  • City of Vancouver established green building requirements for all rezoning applications to ensure that construction of any civic buildings larger than 500 square metres will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold building standards -- and has even set codes for new home construction to ensure that houses built in Vancouver will emit half the greenhouse gases compared to those built to Provincial code standards
City of Vancouver's LEED Gold certified National Works Yard building

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,953
Employee green team Green Operations Steering Committee, and various departmental Green Teams
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director of Sustainability and the Deputy City Manager
Formal strategy/policy name Greenest City 2020 Action Plan, The Environmental Framework for Municipal Operations
Green highlights Green Home Program, Vancouver Food Strategy (includes 4,000 community gardens plots), Charge and Go Vancouver (electric vehicle charging station program), Greenest City Grants (support for community based projects)
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Bike to Work Week, Rideshare to Work, National Commuter Challenge, Keep Vancouver Spectacular, Vancouver Food Strategy, and Car Free Day
Other location LEED Platinum
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, geothermal heating/cooling, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

Vancouver, City of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,953
Part-time employees in Canada 3,125
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Engineer-in-Training
Starting salary $55K to $60K
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

Academic fields recruited


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