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TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority)
A transit operator at TransLink ready for a day on the job  

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

Here are some of the reasons why TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2019):

  • TransLink's LEED Gold-certified head office features an impressive 4,000-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, including pilates and boot camp -- employee memberships are free
  • TransLink employees are encouraged to plan ahead with retirement planning assistance services and generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan
  • TransLink helps to develop the next generation of employees with summer student opportunities, co-op internships and apprenticeships and formal mentoring programs
Staff at TransLink taking part in Pink Shirt Day  

Highlights

Industry Public transit
Established in Canada 1890
Major Canadian hiring locations New Westminster BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,744
Part-time employees in Canada 398
Average age of employees in Canada 47.92 years
Longest serving employee 47 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, mentoring
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • TransLink is spearheading a number of initiatives to reduce the transportation impacts of its operations, including testing battery powered electric buses and fast charging stations, adding diesel-electric hybrid and natural gas buses to its fleet, and promoting all types of low-impact transportation options, including cycling, walking and car sharing services though the TravelSmart program
  • TransLink has been recognized by the American Public Transportation Association Sustainability Commitment for its ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- and is the only Canadian transportation agency to achieve Platinum status for its efforts
  • TransLink maintains a focus on diverting all types of waste from the landfill, 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
Staff at TransLink taking part in Vancouver's annual Rush Hour Challenge, competing against other organizations to arrive first downtown via bike, transit and car  

Highlights

Industry Public transit
Major Canadian hiring locations New Westminster BC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,744
Employee green team Extended Environmental Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives CFO & EVP, Finance and Corporate Services
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability Policy (2013), Emissions Policy (2006), Environmental Policy (2003)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights United Way (kiosk collection points for transit cards, with the unused value converted into transit passes for those in need), Low-Carbon Fleet Strategy (designed to evaluate low and zero emission vehicles, 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 1.4 million kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions annually)
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, onsite vegetable garden at Richmond Transit Centre, ongoing energy savings program at major facilities as part of BC Hydro's Conservation and Energy Management Program
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 per cent), organics, ongoing water use reduction strategy (includes reuse of wastewater in bus wash systems)
Commuter amenities TravelSmart (multi-model transportation demand management program to promote alternative transit across the region, including cycling and car sharing services), Province of British Columbia and BC Transit (U-PassBC for students), walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online car-pool sign-up, transit subsidies
Community partnerships Canadian Urban Transportation Research and Innovation Consortium/CUTRIC (pilot program to test four battery-based electric buses and two on-route fast charging stations), Climate Action Secretariat and the Ministry of Environment (carbon offset program which features an ongoing low-carbon fleet strategy, including moving from diesel to diesel-electric hybrid buses)

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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