Northern Health
Northern Health employees from the Lakes District Hospital celebrating the organization's new facility  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Northern Health was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2019):

  • Northern Health reaches out to the next generation of employees through summer job opportunities, paid internships and co-op work placements
  • Northern Health encourages ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses both related and not directly related to their current position (to $750 annually) and subsidies for professional accreditation, as well as a variety of in-house training initiatives
  • Northern Health helps employees plan for life after work through retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options for those nearing retirement, and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan
A Northern Health employee facilitates a patient's MRI scan  


Industry Hospitals
Established in Canada 2001
Major Canadian hiring locations Prince George BC
Full-time employees in Canada 3,617
Part-time employees in Canada 1,993
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 43 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $750 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national

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