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BC Housing Management Commission
BC Housing employees celebrating at the organization's annual holiday party   (Photo credit: AARON AUBREY)

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why BC Housing Management Commission was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2018):

  • BC Housing helps employees plan ahead with retirement planning assistance and generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan -- and employees nearing retirement can ease into their life after work with phased-in retirement work options
  • BC Housing employees are encouraged to stay fit with free access to an onsite fitness facility that features rowing machines, weights, stationary bikes and instructor-led classes such as yoga, pilates and boot camp
  • BC Housing offers exceptional maternity and parental leave top-up payments for its new moms (to 85% of salary for the first 17 weeks, followed by 75% of salary for an additional 35 weeks) as well as parental top-up for new dads and adoptive parents (to 75% of salary for 35 weeks)
BC Housing employees participating in an activity to earn 'Wellness Points' by competing in team challenges

Highlights

Industry Administration of Housing Programs
Established in Canada 1967
Parent company Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia
Parent company head office Burnaby BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, Victoria BC, Prince George BC, Penticton BC
Full-time employees in Canada 707
Part-time employees in Canada 11
Average age of employees in Canada 47 years
Longest serving employee 39 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
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, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 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 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why BC Housing Management Commission was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • BC Housing is committed to ensuring that all new housing projects are constructed to LEED Gold certification standards and, in partnership with its non-profit housing partners, has registered over 55 buildings with the Canadian Green Building Council -- additionally, the agency has reduced its energy consumption by 25% and greenhouse gas emissions by over 30% as part of its multi-year social housing renovation program
  • Along with its ongoing program of greening its building footprint, BC Housing also works to address transportation impacts of its operations, including a bicycle purchase program managed in partnership with local bike stores, a Smart-Car sign-out system to provide transportation for business purposes (for those who don't drive to work), a formal telecommuting program to help reduce trips to work, and transit subsidies that include a free transit pass when employees give up their parking spot
BC Housing employees from the People, Plants and Homes team helping tenants with their gardens

Highlights

Industry Administration of Housing Programs
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, Victoria BC, Prince George BC, Penticton BC
Full-time employees in Canada 707
Employee green team livegreen Employee Council
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Chief Advisor of Strategic Planning, Governance and Sustainability
Green highlights full-time Horticultural Therapist (works with residents to create community vegetable gardens and residential windowsill gardens), energy efficient building programs such as adopting the LEED rating system for large buildings, the Housing Renovation Partnership Program, Energy Audits, The Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program, and the Building Smart Program (has reduced its GHG from its buildings by 33% over the 2005 baseline year), Bike Purchase Program (discounted bikes and gear with a number of bike stores), Smart-Car sign-out system (employees can utilize a small fleet of Smart Cars for business use), formal telecommuting program, Ride Share program, Transit Pass program (transit subsidies and a free transit pass when employees give up their parking spot), formal Green Fleet program (includes anti-idling, maintenance and driver training focus), Green Rewards (program to reward green behaviours, points are redeemable for gift cards and even paid time off)
Extended recycling batteries, organic composting program, styrofoam, light bulbs, paints and chemicals
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Meatless Mondays in March, Earth Day, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Commuter Challenge (over 51% of employees use transit, bike, walk or carpool to work), Winterfest (initiative to test out green products), Bike to Work Week, Recycling Week, BC Hydro and Fortis BC (energy conservation programs)
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Gold

The Career Directory

BC Housing Management Commission has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
New Grad Jobs at BC Housing
BC Housing's fitness team

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Administration of Housing Programs
Parent company Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia
Parent company head office Burnaby BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, Victoria BC, Prince George BC, Penticton 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
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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