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TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority)
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Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2018):

  • TransLink's LEED Gold-certified head office features an impressive 2,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness facility that includes a private studio area with personal trainer services and a variety of instructor-led classes, from stretch and relax to ski fit classes -- employee memberships are free
  • TransLink helps to develop the next generation of employees with summer student opportunities, co-op internships and apprenticeships and formal mentoring programs
  • TransLink provides a maternity leave top-up for its new mothers (to 100% of salary for 6 weeks) and also offers parents the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- some locations offer access to onsite daycare
TransLink employees on the SkyTrain posing for an 'Instagram' photo  

Highlights

Industry Public Transit
Established in Canada 1890
Major Canadian hiring locations New Westminster BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,647
Part-time employees in Canada 471
Average age of employees in Canada 48.2 years
Longest serving employee 48 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 flexible work hours
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, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • TransLink implemented a number of measures to reduce the transportation impacts of its operations and transportation in general, from a "Low-Carbon Fleet Strategy" to evaluating low and zero emission vehicles (adding a number of diesel-electric hybrid and natural gas buses to its fleet) to a public-facing "TravelSmart" transportation demand management program that promotes public transit, cycling, walking and ride sharing options and services across the region
  • Translink achieved an impressive waste diversion from landfill rate of 76% through aggressive recycling and safe disposal of its operational waste materials, including scrap metal, glass, e-waste, wood, pallets, paper towel composting, soft film plastics, oil, anti-freeze, batteries, and fluorescent lamps, to name only a few examples
TransLink employees presenting a donation to United Way  

Highlights

Industry Public Transit
Major Canadian hiring locations New Westminster BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,647
Employee green team Extended Environmental Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Enterprise Risk and Sustainability
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability Policy (2013), Emissions Policy (2006), Environmental Policy (2003)
Green highlights Low-Carbon Fleet Strategy (designed to evaluate low and zero emission vehicles, has added diesel-electric hybrid and natural gas buses to its fleet), recognized by the American Public Transportation Association Sustainability Commitment (is the only Canadian transportation agency to achieve Platinum status for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions), ongoing anti-idling campaign across its bus division (over half a million litres of fuel saved or a reduction of more than 1.5 million kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions), TravelSmart transportation demand management program to promote alternative transit across the region (includes a TravelSmart team who promote transit, cycling, walking and ride-sharing options and services)
Extended recycling scrap metal, glass, e-waste, wood, pallets, paper towel composting, soft film plastics, oil, anti-freeze, batteries, fluorescent lamps (achieved a waste diversion rate from landfill of 76%), ongoing water use reduction strategy
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Travel Smart, U-Pass
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Silver
Building footprint includes rainwater collection

The Career Directory

TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
TransLink employees posing for a photo

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Public Transit
Major Canadian hiring locations New Westminster BC
Student opportunities 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Transportation Planner, Systems Planning and Research and Strategic Planning and Policy, Public Consultation Assistant, Infrastructure and Network Management Assistant, Marketing and TDM Assistant, Engineering Assistant, Service Desk Analyst, HR Coordinator/Recruiter, Benefits Administrator, Compensation Analyst
Starting salary $55K to $60K
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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