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Capital Regional District / CRD
An environmental engineer working in Capital Projects at the Capital Regional District  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Capital Regional District / CRD was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2019):

  • Capital Regional District provides new mothers maternity leave top-up payments (to 100% of salary for up to 17 weeks for most employees) and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Along with investing in the development of its current workforce, Capital Regional District is committed to attracting the next generation of talent by hiring students into co-op and summer roles, as well as offering paid internships
  • Capital Regional District's employee-run "The Glee Club" organizes a range of fun social activities throughout the year, including an annual family picnic, a charity golf tournament and a barbecue to celebrate Canada Day
A lifeguard at Capital Regional District's Panorama Recreation Facility  

Highlights

Industry Municipal government
Established in Canada 1966
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Full-time employees in Canada 633
Part-time employees in Canada 618
Average age of employees in Canada 40 years
Longest serving employee 37 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay)
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 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

Here are some of the reasons why Capital Regional District / CRD was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • Capital Region District sets the green tone early by providing new employees with a reusable water bottle during their orientation (part of a disposable water bottle ban), native plant seeds and pencils made from recycled paper during the organization's career fair, and reusable dishes, cutlery, mugs and glasses in all its staff rooms
  • Capital Region District hosts numerous educational workshops and programming for residents and businesses, including water audit and usage initiatives, programs to eliminate harmful pesticides, and the "Green365 Go Green at Home" campaign for residents, which addresses everything from waste management and water reduction to smart commuting -- the region also offers solar hot water system financial incentives for residents
Engineering and operations staff at Capital Regional District visiting the Craigflower Pump  

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Full-time employees in Canada 468
Senior executive who oversees initiatives General Manager, Parks and Environmental Services
Formal strategy/policy name Regional Climate Action Strategy
Green highlights water bottle ban (new employees receive a reusable water bottle as part of their orientation), reusable dishes, cutlery, mugs and glasses in staff rooms, career fair 'swag' features native plant seeds and pencils made from recycled paper, employee managed vegetable and herb garden, in-house "Take the Stairs" campaign to reduce elevator usage and encourage physical activity, hosts educational workshops and programming for residents and businesses, from water audits to the elimination of harmful pesticides, the "Green365 Go Green at Home" campaign for residents, including waste management to smart commuting to water reduction strategies, solar hot water system financial incentives for residents
Extended recycling employee driven Recycling Working Group established recycling programs in all offices, composting on all floors of main office building
Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Bike to Work Week, BC Sustainable Energy Association, Girl Guides of Canada (landfill and recycling tours), Wilkerson Road Correction Facility (bike refurbishing program for people in need)
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, electric vehicle charging stations

The Career Directory

Capital Regional District / CRD has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal government
Full-time employees in Canada 500 to 750
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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