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Capital Regional District, The
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, The 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 (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Capital Regional District, The was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • As part of its formal Climate Action Strategy, Capital Regional District hosts a variety of workshops and programs for residents and businesses, addressing everything from watershed management to pesticide use to smart commuting habits -- and also reaches out to the next generation through a dedicated school support program which includes programming and resources for educators and students in the region, from kindergarten to grade 12
  • Along with managing numerous environmental initiatives across the region, Capital Region District employees "walk the green talk" every day through a variety of actions including a disposable water bottle ban (new employees receive a reusable water bottle as part of their orientation), green catering for all events, use of reusable dishes, cutlery, mugs and glasses in staff rooms (employees bring their own dishes and cutlery to staff barbecues and potlucks), and a formal Take the Stairs campaign to encourage reduced elevator use
  • Capital Region District and its employees are responsible for more than 13,000 hectares of natural areas, including 31 regional parks and three trail systems on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
A member of Capital Regional District's environmental resource management team at the Hartland Landfill   (Photo credit: Helene Cyr)

Highlights

Industry Municipal government
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Full-time employees in Canada 633
Employee green team Climate, Asset and Risk Management Steering Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives General Manager, Parks and Environmental Services, Climate Action Analyst
Formal strategy/policy name Corporate Climate Action Strategy
Green highlights Environmental Planning and Initiatives program to coordinate environmental stewardship programs across local governments (which address a range of issues, from an abandoned boat program to invasive species management to water conservation and public education campaigns about watershed management), as part of its Climate Action Strategy, the Region hosts educational workshops and programs for residents and businesses (includes programs to address water use, pesticides, financial incentives for solar hot water systems as well as converting from oil for home heating to transportation planning issues, and much more), water bottle ban (new employees receive a reusable water bottle as part of their orientation), encourages green catering for all events and provides reusable dishes, cutlery, mugs and glasses in staff rooms (employees are also encouraged to bring their own dishes and cutlery to staff barbecues and potlucks), in-house Take the Stairs campaign to reduce elevator use and encourage physical activity, career fair 'swag' features native plant seeds and pencils made from recycled paper, green cleaning supplies (must meet Canada's EcoLogo and/or Green Seal certifications), school support program (provides programming and resources for educators and students in the region, from kindergarten to grade 12)
Extended recycling employee-driven Recycling Working Group established recycling programs in all offices, composting on all floors of main office building, soft plastics, mixed recycling streams
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)
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, vegetable and herb garden managed by employees, responsible for more than 13,000 hectares of natural area (including 31 regional parks and three trail systems on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands), pilot program to test e-bikes as part of its fleet
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, electric vehicle charging stations

The Career Directory

Capital Regional District, The has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
A Bylaw and Animal Care Services Peace Officer at Capital Regional District's Langford Animal Care Facility

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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