Surrey, City of
City of Surrey staff practicing Zumba for the organization's 'Move for Health Day'  

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Surrey, City of was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2018):

  • City of Surrey employees are encouraged to keep fit with subsidized memberships to a fully-equipped onsite fitness facility that features instructor-led classes, such as spinning, yoga and pilates -- and encourages employees to participate in the World Health Organization's annual "Move For Health" event to promote physical activity worldwide
  • City of Surrey supports ongoing employee development through a variety of in-house training programs, including paid internships, apprenticeships and formal mentoring, as well as tuition subsidies for courses both related and not directly related to their current position
  • City of Surrey is a major employer of the next generation of employees through a large summer employment program, as well as managing apprenticeship and paid internship programs -- the City also manages an academic scholarship program for university and college-bound children of employees (to $1,000 per child)
City of Surrey firefighters supporting Pink Shirt Day  

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Established in Canada 1879
Major Canadian hiring locations Surrey BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,869
Part-time employees in Canada 1,982
Average age of employees in Canada 39 years
Longest serving employee 49 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), compressed work week
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 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Here are some of the reasons why Surrey, City of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • City of Surrey created a Future Leaders Program to help young people between the ages of 14 and 21 develop the relevant skills and knowledge to become successful recreation leaders -- at the end of the 8-week program, participants receive a reference letter and certification for their resume
  • City of Surrey helps students gain career-level experience through co-op placements and a technical student program, offering opportunities in a variety of fields including engineering, water and sewer planning, media design and information systems, to name a few
  • City of Surrey established the Surrey Leadership Youth Council to engage youth in social and community planning -- council members organize forums and workshops for their peers to have a voice in municipal decision making
City of Surrey employees competing for best dressed cowgirl and cowboy during Rodeo Week  

Highlights

Industry Municipal Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Surrey BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,869
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives 2-year Emerging Leaders program for high-potential employees, Intergenerational Social Enterprise Cafe (seniors mentoring young people on business development), Youth Fest, sponsors the SASSY awards (to honour youth in Surrey or White Rock who make a difference in the community and demonstrate the Rotary ideal of "service above self"), Collective Impact project (mentorship, skills development and financial literacy for young people, offered in partnership with community organizations and institutions)

The Career Directory

Surrey, City of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
City of Surrey staff supporting Pink Shirt Day

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal Government
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Surrey BC
Student opportunities paid internships, 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Engineering Assistant, Plan Checker, Community Services Assistant, Labourer, Accounting Clerk, Telecommunication Operator, HR Assistant, General Operations Clerk, Planning Technician, Lifeguard, Administrative Assistant, Program Instructor
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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