Ladysmith, Town of
Town of Ladysmith employee takes advantage of one of the Town's electric vehicle charging stations

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Ladysmith, Town of was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • In a unique partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association, the Town of Ladysmith assisted in the creation of the "10% Shift" campaign which encourages households to shift 10 percent of their spending towards local goods and services and locally owned businesses -- the program has been operating for a number of years and is currently expanding, serving as a model for other municipalities
  • Building upon a vision first outlined in 2009 and the formal and comprehensive Sustainability Action Plan, the Town of Ladysmith has adopted the David Suzuki Foundation Blue Dot Initiative and signed the "Declaration of the Right to a Healthy Environment" -- the Town is also a signatory to "British Columbia's Climate Action Charter", which commits municipalities to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions by up to 33 percent by 2020 from 2007 levels
  • Town of Ladysmith introduced a unique community initiative back in 2009 with employees turning flower beds into vegetable gardens and donating all produce to the Ladysmith Food Bank -- the impressive undertaking has since been repeated annually with over 130 kilograms of produce donated annually
Each year, the Town of Ladysmith donates approximately 200-300 lbs of produce from its gardens to the local food bank

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Ladysmith BC
Full-time employees in Canada 57
Employee green team The Green Team
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director of Development Services
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability Action Plan; Community Energy Plan
Green highlights the "10% Shift Campaign" (encourages residents to shop locally), the "Green Streets" tree planting program in partnership with local businesses and residents
Extended recycling batteries, organics, onsite composting program (managed by Public Works)
Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up, Bike to Work Week, World Ocean Day, Earth Day (tree planing initiative), Girl Guides of Canada (tree planing initiative), Ladysmith Foodbank (donates produce from its town gardens), signatory to the Declaration of the Right to a Healthy Environment (and is lobbying other Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities to consider adopting), signatory to the British Columbia Climate Action Charter to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, solar water heating, electric vehicle charging stations, conversion of flower gardens to vegetable gardens (and donates produce to local food bank), grey water reuse, LED lighting upgrades, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

Ladysmith, Town of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Town of Ladysmith employee gardening in the town's Cenotaph Garden

Highlights for New Grads

Major Canadian hiring locations Ladysmith BC
Full-time employees in Canada 57
Part-time employees in Canada 38
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Administrative Assistant, Accountant, Planning Technician, Customer Service Representative, Engineering Assistant, Recreation Programmer
Starting salary $45K to $50K
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

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