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Capilano University
Staff at Capilano University enjoying some fresh air during their lunch break   (Photo credit: Taehoon Kim)

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

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

  • Capilano University helps ensure that employees are well equipped for the future through generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan as well as retirement planning assistance
  • Capilano University offers exceptional family-friendly benefits, ranging from maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new parents, to flexible working arrangements and onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work -- employees also have the option of extending their paid leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Along with a minimum of three weeks of starting vacation allowance, Capilano University offers paid personal days off, which can be scheduled as needed to help employees balance personal and professional commitments
Capilano University employees volunteering to remove an invasive plant species from campus   (Photo credit: Taehoon Kim)


Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1968
Major Canadian hiring locations North Vancouver BC, Sechelt BC
Full-time employees in Canada 527
Part-time employees in Canada 533
Average age of employees in Canada 47 years
Longest serving employee 48 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, reduced summer hours
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
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
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 1 paid day)

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