Northern Health
Northern Health employees accepting a Community Partner Award from the Canada Winter Games

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

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

  • Northern Health supports it new mothers with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments, varying with position, and lets its new moms extend their maternity leave into an unpaid leave of absence for additional time at home -- and offers parental leave top-up payments to new dads and adoptive parents (to 75% for 10 weeks)
  • Northern Health helps employees plan for the future with retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options when nearing retirement and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan
  • Northern Health reaches out to the next generation of health care providers through summer job placements, co-op work terms and paid internships -- and encourages the ongoing development of current employees with tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions


Industry Hospitals
Established in Canada 2001
Full-time employees in Canada 3,582
Part-time employees in Canada 2,024
Average age of employees in Canada 45
Longest serving employee 42 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 35-hour work week (with full pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 18 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national

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