College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, The
Employees at The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, The was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and BC's Top Employers (2017):

  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and its employees support an in-house College Fundraising Committee that focuses charitable support on local initiatives in the city -- employees from various departments choose selected charities to support as part of the program, raising money and volunteering for organizations such as Covenant House and the Union Gospel Mission
  • In addition to contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC helps employees prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC provides excellent maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 75% of salary for 52 weeks) as well as parental leave top-up payments for new fathers (to 75% for 37 weeks)
Employees at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC on Jeans Day in the office

Employer Background

Industry Professional Organizations
Established in Canada 1886
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 128
Part-time employees in Canada 10
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 10%
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 28 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office is part of an office development at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver and is steps away from the Vancouver Art Gallery as well as a convenient walk to all modes of transit, including the sea-bus, sky-train and float planes, workplace features an onsite coffee shop, lockers, shower facilities and underground bicycle storage for its two-wheeled commuters, dual computer monitors for each workstation (employees have access to an ergonomic specialist for workspace design), self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, board games, daily newspapers, medical library
Snacks available fresh fruit and muffins
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, (fitness centre is a shared facility that is part of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, offering employees access to the saltwater lap pool with a unique glass bottom and spa)
Other nearby amenities Steve Nash Fitness World, fitness club, Seawall, Stanley Park, restaurants, shopping mall, Pacific Centre Shopping Mall, Robson Street, Yaletown and Gastown only a short walk away

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. 2008)
Recent social events annual staff appreciation day at a Vancouver Canadians' baseball game, pancake breakfast to celebrate the annual Bike to Work Week as well as a pizza luncheon hosted after the annual Vancouver Sun Run, hot dog luncheon to celebrate Canada Day, Christmas lunch hosted at the nearby Fairmont Hotel
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

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-benefit (DB) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits organization raffles travel and rewards points accumulated on its corporate credit card to staff

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 21 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
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, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 37 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 37 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 37 weeks
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, earned days off program

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 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 3 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information starting vacation varies by the level of position

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
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, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development B+

In-house training initiatives in-house training, subsidies for professional accreditation
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Community Involvement B+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 3 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Covenant House (donated monies raised), Union Gospel Mission (employees volunteered to help paint the facility), Downtown Eastside (employees made sandwiches and distributed to homeless people in the community)
Community highlight The College and its employees maintain an in-house College Fundraising Committee that organizes a variety of events each year. Various departments choose the fundraising initiative for their selected charities.

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Employees at The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC during the organization's picnic event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Professional Organizations
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 100 to 250
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, in-house training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Work benefits flexible work hours, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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