Ladysmith, Town of
Town of Ladysmith employee showing off one of the town's electric car charging stations

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Ladysmith, Town of was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • Building upon a vision first outlined in 2009 and the formal and comprehensive Sustainability Action Plan, the Town of Ladysmith has taken the step to adopt the David Suzuki Foundation Blue Dot Initiative and signed the "Declaration of the Right to a Healthy Environment" -- and is encouraging neighbouring communities to do the same
  • Town of Ladysmith introduced a unique community initiative back in 2009 where employees turned flower beds into vegetable gardens and donated all produce to the Ladysmith Food Bank -- the impressive undertaking has since been repeated annually with approximately 136 kilograms of produce donated annually
  • As part of a province wide initiative to introduce electric vehicle charging stations, the Town of Ladysmith installed two electric car charging stations that are available for public use -- the commercial level 240-volt charger system has the ability to recharge an empty electric car in four to six hours
  • In a unique partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and 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 being expanded
Town of Ladysmith residents on one of the town's bike paths


Major Canadian hiring locations Ladysmith BC
Full-time employees in Canada 54
Employee green team Green Team
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director of Development Services
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability Action Plan; Community Energy Plan
Green highlights expanding the "10% Shift Campaign" (encourages residents to shop locally)
In-house waste reduction and recycling batteries, organics, onsite composting program (managed by Public Works)
Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
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 gardens), signed the Declaration of the Right to a Healthy Environment (and is lobbying other Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities to consider adopting)
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, solar water heating, conversion of flower gardens to vegetable gardens (and donates produce to local food bank), electric car-charging stations

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 54
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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