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University of the Fraser Valley / UFV
University of the Fraser Valley's campus in Abbotsford, British Columbia

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

Here are some of the reasons why University of the Fraser Valley / UFV was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2017):

  • University of the Fraser Valley starts new employees with 3 weeks of paid vacation (some employees start with 4 weeks and faculty starts with 8 weeks) and varying by employee group, employees can apply to take an unpaid leave or even a self-funded leave of absence (up to 1 year in duration)
  • University of the Fraser Valley employees are encouraged to adopt healthy lifestyles with all the amenities a campus workplace has to offer, including two full gymnasiums with instructor-led classes (with everything from yoga to pick-up basketball) and a selection of healthy onsite and nearby eating options -- the campus is also an integral part of Abbotsford's ongoing "University District" pedestrian-focused redevelopment
  • University of the Fraser Valley helps employees plan for the longer term with retirement planning assistance, generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, and phased-in retirement work options for employees transitioning into life after work
University of the Fraser Valley employees and students at the grand opening for the new Student Union Building

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Established in Canada 1974
Major Canadian hiring locations Abbotsford BC, Chilliwack BC, Mission BC
Full-time employees in Canada 816
Part-time employees in Canada 315
Average age of employees in Canada 49.04
Longest serving employee 39.72 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
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 24 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

The Career Directory

University of the Fraser Valley / UFV has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post Secondary Schools, University
Major Canadian hiring locations Abbotsford BC, Chilliwack BC, Mission BC
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 Assistant, Coordinator, Manager, Advisor
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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