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Teck Resources Limited
Teck employee   (Photo credit: John Sinal)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Teck Resources Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and BC's Top Employers (2018) :

  • Teck Resources helps employees prepare for the future with a defined contribution pension plan, retirement planning assistance, and phased-in work options where operationally feasible
  • Teck Resources supports a number of local, national and international community and charitable initiatives with funding through multi-year partnerships -- and also strongly encourages employees to share their feedback on initiatives to support and get involved through a generous matching donations program (to $3,000 annually)
  • Teck Resources invests in the education of current and future generations, offering tuition subsidies for job-related courses for existing employees and academic scholarships for children of employees (to $1,750 per child)
Teck employee   (Photo credit: John Sinal)

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 7,914
Part-time employees in Canada 119
Full-time employees worldwide 10,148
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.3%
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 52 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, 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, sit-stand workstations, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, 35th-floor office space called "The Headframe" (a 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 YWCA, Steve Nash Fitness World, Harbour Green Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, nearby bike trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Recent social events across Teck 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 Vancouver Convention Centre)
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 Rating: 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-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: 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
Other health plan information 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 $500 each year
Additional health and wellness 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), compressed work week, 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 Rating: 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 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 1 day off
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information varying by employee group, employees receive 2 to 3 weeks of starting paid vacation, and may receive paid personal days (from 2 to 4 days, depending on employee group )

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, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding achievements, leadership and innovation, categories include 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 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: 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, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year

Community Involvement Rating: 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 706 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Northwest Arctic Borough School District, Canada Games, Canada Soccer Association, Earth Rangers, Nutrition International, Reconciliation Canada, UNICEF Canada, UN Women, Vancouver Aquarium, WE Day, World Food Programme
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight The company's charitable focus includes education, environment, health and community -- but the company is always open to providing support in other areas, such as arts and culture initiatives.

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
Full-time employees in Canada 5,000 to 10,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Sparwood BC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Trail BC, Kamloops BC, Hinton AB, Elkford 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
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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