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Teck Resources Limited
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Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Teck Resources Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018):

  • Teck Resources helps employees prepare for the future with a defined benefit or defined contribution pension plan (depending on employee group), retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options where operationally feasible -- retirees may also be eligible for extended health benefits with no age limit, depending on employee group
  • Teck Resources invests in the education of current and future generations, offering tuition subsidies for job-related courses for existing employees and academic scholarship for children of employees (to $1,750 per child)
  • Teck Resources maintains an exceptional time-off policy, with most employees receiving 3 weeks of vacation to start, moving to 4 weeks after only 3 years on the job -- and, depending on their role, may be able to take advantage of flexible working arrangements as well as paid personal days off
Teck Resources employees collaborating

Employer Background

Industry Mining
Established in Canada 1913
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Sparwood BC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Trail BC, Kamloops BC, Hinton AB, Elkford BC
Full-time employees in Canada 7,514
Part-time employees in Canada 88
Full-time employees worldwide 9,759
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.3%
Average age of employees in Canada 45
Longest serving employee 52 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities free parking, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features Teck employees work in a variety of different environments across the country, the company's head office occupies 8 floors in the Bentall 5 building and is a LEED-certified office space, the building features mountain and ocean views, first aid room, shower facilities and storage lockers, conference centre, telecommuter workstations, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, 35th floor office space called "The Headframe" (a mining term for the top of a mining shaft), space is used for meetings and social gatherings and features a panoramic rooftop patio
Onsite fitness facility shared use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (boot camp, Zumba, yoga ), rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, fitness facility is an adjacent YWCA (accessible through the building) and also features a swimming pool and separate women's workout room
Other nearby amenities Coal Harbour Community Centre, fitness club, Harbour Green Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, nearby bike trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Recent social events across Teck Resources sites and operations, social events take place primarily at the departmental level and include sporting events and team dinners, head office organizes an annual holiday party, most recently held at the Fairmont Hotel
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Financial benefits note Teck Resources Limited has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to some employees yes

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan note Teck Resources Limited has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 19 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $750 each year
Wellness spending account up to $300 each year
Other health plan information retiree coverage is available for some employee groups, some employees have a flexible health benefits plan and can transfer unused credits to salary or savings, some employees have health and wellness spending accounts, depending on employee group
Family-friendly benefits note Teck Resources Limited has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $1,750 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information salaried non-unionized employees (approximately 30% of the workforce) receive maternity leave top-up payments of up to 100% of salary for up to 17 weeks, availability of flexible work options depends on operational feasibility

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation note Teck Resources Limited has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 3 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6.6 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Additional time-off information some employees receive 2 to 3 weeks of paid vacation to start, depending on employee group, paid personal days range from 2 to 4 days, depending on employee group

Employee Engagement & Performance 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, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, Excellence Awards in a variety of categories including Safety in the Workplace, Productivity and Innovation, Environment and Sustainability, Mentor and Unsung Hero, the most recent winners of the Excellence Awards received an all expenses paid trip to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development B+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 1,300 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Vancouver Aquarium, United Nations, UNICEF
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight The company's charitable focus includes education, environment, health and community. Matching donations are $3,000 per year per employee.

The Career Directory

Teck Resources Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
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Highlights for New Grads

Industry Mining
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Sparwood BC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Trail BC, Kamloops BC, Hinton AB, Elkford BC
Full-time employees in Canada 5,000 to 10,000
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Engineer in Training, Environmental Officer, Geologist in Training, Information Systems, Accounting, Human Resources, Technician, Occupational Health and Safety, Operational Excellence
Starting salary $70K to $75K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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