University of the Fraser Valley / UFV
University of the Fraser Valley employee  

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

Here are some of the reasons why University of the Fraser Valley / UFV was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2019):

  • As part of their flexible health benefits plan, employees receive a $1,000 health spending account that can be directed to cover additional medical costs -- and unused flex credits can be transferred to their personal registered savings accounts
  • University of the Fraser Valley supports new moms with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (for 52 weeks) and provides new dads, and adoptive parents, with generous parental leave top-ups (to 85 per cent of salary for 35 weeks)
  • University of the Fraser Valley helps employees plan for the longer term with retirement planning assistance, generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, and phased-in retirement work options for employees transitioning into life after work
Employees of the University of the Fraser Valley attending a farewell ceremony  


Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1974
Major Canadian hiring locations Abbotsford BC, Chilliwack BC, Mission BC
Full-time employees in Canada 807
Part-time employees in Canada 336
Average age of employees in Canada 48.81 years
Longest serving employee 41.64 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
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer 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 24 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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