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Employee from Save-On-Foods' floral department

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

Here are some of the reasons why Save-On-Foods was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2017):

  • Save-On-Foods head office employees are encouraged to stay healthy with subsidized memberships to an onsite fitness facility
  • Save-On-Foods supports ongoing employee development through in-house training programs, subsidies for professional accreditation as well as tuition subsidies for courses both related and not directly related to their current position (to $200)
  • Varying by employee group, Save-On-Foods employees are encouraged to save for the future with contributions to defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans -- employees can also save a little on their grocery bill through an employee discount program
An employee from Save-On-Foods' deli department

Highlights

Industry Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
Established in Canada 1915
Parent company Great Pacific Capital Corporation
Parent company head office Langley BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Victoria BC, Surrey BC, Prince George BC, Fort McMurray AB, Kelowna BC, Kamloops BC, Regina SK, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,508
Part-time employees in Canada 10,232
Average age of employees in Canada 37.2
Longest serving employee 44.87 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 flexible work hours, 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews 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 Save-On-Foods 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

Highlights

Industry Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Victoria BC, Surrey BC, Prince George BC, Fort McMurray AB, Kelowna BC, Kamloops BC, Regina SK, Winnipeg MB
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
Diversity highlights supermarkets that include speciality food products to reflect the diverse needs of its clientele, Inspire Award for exceptional female employees

The Career Directory

Save-On-Foods has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
New Grad Jobs at Save-On-Foods
Employee from Save-On-Foods' produce department

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
Parent company Great Pacific Capital Corporation
Parent company head office Langley BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Victoria BC, Surrey BC, Prince George BC, Fort McMurray AB, Kelowna BC, Kamloops BC, Regina SK, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 5,508
Part-time employees in Canada 10,232
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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