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Overwaitea Food Group LP
Overwaitea Food Group's Urban Fare employee serving a customer

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

Here are some of the reasons why Overwaitea Food Group LP was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • Overwaitea Food Group head office employees are encouraged to stay healthy with subsidized memberships to an onsite fitness facility along with healthy food selections from the onsite cafeteria
  • Overwaitea Food Group supports ongoing employee development through online and in-house training programs, tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions (to $200), subsidies for professional accreditation and financial bonuses for the completion of certain courses (up to $1,500)
  • Overwaitea Food Group employees can take advantage of discounts on products and are encouraged to save for the future with contributions to defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, varying with employee group
Overwaitea Food Group employees celebrating teamwork
Overwaitea Food Group's Save-On-Foods employees in Penticton, British Columbia were recognized by their community for being a cut above

Highlights

Industry Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
Established in Canada 1915
Parent company Great Pacific Capital Corporation
Parent company head office Langley BC
Full-time employees in Canada 5,243
Part-time employees in Canada 9,531
Average age of employees in Canada 36.7
Longest serving employee 46 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training
Scope of charitable involvement local
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 Overwaitea Food Group LP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • In partnership with one of the organization's union groups, Overwaitea Food Group created the Joint Diversity Training Trust to recognize and embrace diversity and inclusion -- and offers scholarships and awards as part of the initiative, for external applicants and employees (or their family members) who demonstrate involvement in diversity initiatives within the community
  • Overwaitea Food Group offers a number of online courses to help employees increase their understanding of diversity in the workplace -- topics include communication in cross cultural relationships, valuing team diversity and respect in the workplace
  • In 2014, Overwaitea Food Group launched the Inspire Network to help profile women in leadership roles at the organization -- the network is currently working on strategies to advance women in the workplace and to build connections and mentors within the organization
Overwaitea Food Group employee
Overwaitea Food Group employee

Highlights

Industry Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
Full-time employees in Canada 5,243
Workforce representation female employees (58 %), female managers (25 %)
Employee resource groups Inspire Network (women)
Formal commitment Joint Diversity Training Trust, partnership of Overwaitea Food Group and UFCW 1518 to recognize and embrace diversity
Unique diversity initiatives supermarkets that include speciality food products to reflect the diverse needs of its clientele, Inspire Award for exceptional female employees

The Career Directory

Overwaitea Food Group LP has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
Parent company Great Pacific Capital Corporation
Parent company head office Langley BC
Full-time employees in Canada 5,243
Part-time employees in Canada 9,531
Student opportunities yes
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Work perks health benefits for new employees
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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