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BC Housing Management Commission
Staff members at BC Housing taking part in the company's on-boarding and orientation program  

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why BC Housing Management Commission was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2019):

  • 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)
  • Additionally, the organization helps cultivate a family-friendly culture through alternative working arrangements and recently launched an Agile Workplace Pilot project, which provides select individuals the freedom to create and manage their own work schedule in order to balance personal and professional commitments
  • BC Housing maintains a points-based rewards program to recognize employee efforts to be active, live green, and contribute to the community -- points can be redeemed for gift cards, paid days off, or to make charitable donations
BC Housing employees taking part in the 'Move-a-Mile' initiative for mental health  

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 Coquitlam BC, Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, Victoria BC, Prince George BC, Penticton BC
Full-time employees in Canada 745
Part-time employees in Canada 12
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 40 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
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 (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why BC Housing Management Commission was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • BC Housing ensures that employees lead by example and partners with organizations such as the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation in order to offer "Master Recycler" training programs as well as in-house waste reduction workshops to train employees who, in return, establish initiatives and train residents at properties across the province -- employees also host regular Swap Meets to exchange unwanted household items
  • Along with its ongoing program of greening its building footprint, BC Housing works to address the transportation impacts of its operations -- the organization offers 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 celebrate Earth Day with tenants  

Highlights

Industry Administration of housing programs
Major Canadian hiring locations Coquitlam BC, Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, Victoria BC, Prince George BC, Penticton BC
Full-time employees in Canada 745
Employee green team Livegreen Employee Council
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Chief Advisor of Strategic Planning, Governance and Sustainability
Formal strategy/policy name The livegreen Strategy
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights 30X30 Nature Challenge (employees commit to spending 30 minutes outside each day for 30 days and share their experiences through an internal newsletter), in-house Swap Meets (employees can exchange unwanted household items), waste reduction workshops (over 50 employees trained), the Housing Renovation Partnership Program (renovation and energy retrofit program for over 100 properties), Green Rewards (program to reward green behaviours, points are redeemable for gift cards and even paid time off)
Noteworthy initiatives full-time Horticultural Therapist who works with residents to create community vegetable gardens and residential windowsill gardens
Extended recycling batteries, organic composting program, styrofoam, light bulbs, paints and chemicals
Commuter amenities bike purchase program (discounted bikes and gear at 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), Commuter Challenge (over 51 per cent of employees use transit, bike, walk or carpool to work), Bike to Work Week, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online car-pool sign-up, transit subsidies
Community partnerships Meatless Mondays in March, Earth Day, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Winterfest (initiative to test out green products), Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (hosts the Master Recycler training program for employees)

The Career Directory

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BC Housing employees during a team building event at the organization's semi-annual meeting

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Administration of housing programs
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Parent company Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia
Parent company head office Burnaby BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Coquitlam BC, 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 health benefits for new employees, 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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