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Capital Regional District / CRD
Capital Regional District environmental engineers at the Sooke Fire Hall

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers

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

  • Capital Regional District offers its new moms maternity leave top-up payments for the majority of its employees (to 100% of salary for 17 weeks) -- and manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees interested in post-secondary education
  • Varying by employee group, Capital Regional District helps employees plan for life after work with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan -- also offers phased-in retirement work options for employees nearing retirement
  • Capital Regional District encourages employees to keep their skills sharp through in-house training programs as well as tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions
A Bylaw and Animal Care Services Peace Officer at Capital Regional District's Langford Animal Care Facility

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1966
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Full-time employees in Canada 468
Part-time employees in Canada 67
Average age of employees in Canada 48 years
Longest serving employee 36 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 in-house training, leadership training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

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

Academic fields recruited


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