College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, The
Employees at The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, The was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and BC's Top Employers (2018) :

  • Along with 3 weeks of starting vacation, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC offers a number of flexible work arrangements to help employees balance work and their personal lives, including flexible hours, shortened and compressed work weeks, and 3 paid personal days off each year
  • In addition to contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC helps employees prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit and 100% premium coverage)
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC provides excellent maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 75% of salary for 52 weeks) as well as parental leave top-up payments for new fathers (to 75% for 37 weeks)
College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC employees on Education Day  

Employer Background

Industry Professional Organizations
Established in Canada 1886
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 127
Part-time employees in Canada 15
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3%
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 29 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office is part of an office development at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver and is a short walk from the Vancouver Art Gallery and Vancouver Public Library, as well as all modes of transit, including the SeaBus, SkyTrain and float planes, workplace features an onsite coffee shop, lockers, shower facilities and underground bicycle storage for two-wheeled commuters, dual computer monitors for each workstation (employees have access to an ergonomic specialist for workspace design), famous artwork throughout the office, sit-stand workstations, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, board games, daily newspapers, medical library
Snacks available fresh fruit and muffins
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (weekly employee-only yoga classes), rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, (fitness centre is a shared facility that is part of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, offering employees access to the spa facilities as well as a saltwater lap pool with a unique glass bottom)
Other nearby amenities Steve Nash Fitness World, YWCA, Coal Harbour Community Centre, Stanley Park, restaurants, CF Pacific Centre, Robson Street, Yaletown and Gastown neighbourhoods only a short walk away

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. 2008)
Recent social events annual staff appreciation day at a Vancouver Canadians' baseball game, pancake breakfast to celebrate the annual Bike to Work Week, employee participation in the annual Vancouver Sun Run, cupcakes to celebrate Canada Day, Christmas lunch and raffle hosted at the nearby Fairmont Hotel
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 24 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits the organization raffles travel and rewards points accumulated on its corporate credit card to staff

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 21 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Other health plan information employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 37 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 37 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 37 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits yes
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 & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 3 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information starting vacation varies by the level of position, from 3 to 6 weeks

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

In-house training initiatives in-house training, subsidies for professional accreditation
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Community Involvement Rating: B+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 2 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Canadian Mental Health Association, past initiatives include the Union Gospel Mission (employees volunteered to help paint the facility) and volunteering to make sandwiches for homeless individuals in the Downtown Eastside community
Community highlight The College and its employees vote to pick a charity of choice through an anonymous online survey, with suggestions recorded for the following year's contributions. The College focuses its charitable efforts on initiatives related to homelessness, mental health and youth.

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Employees at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC on Jeans Day in the office

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Professional Organizations
Full-time employees in Canada 100 to 250
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, in-house training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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