Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Airport Authority employees volunteering at Swishwash Island  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Vancouver Airport Authority was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2019):

  • Vancouver Airport Authority encourages employees to keep fit with free memberships to an onsite fitness facility that offers instructor-led classes and a summer wellness program with weekly activities such as volleyball, archery tag and kickball -- employees can also take advantage of discounted rates to the fitness centre at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel
  • Vancouver Airport Authority encourages employees to leave the car at home with transit subsidies (SkyTrain station located at the airport), a carpool sign-up system and secure bicycle parking for those looking to get a little exercise on their commute
  • Vancouver Airport Authority encourages employees to volunteer some of their personal time in the community with matching grants of $20 for every hour of volunteer work with their chosen charitable initiatives
Staff members at Vancouver Airport Authority celebrating their organization's 8th consecutive year being named the Best Airport in North America at the Skytrax World Airport Awards  

Highlights

Industry Airport operations
Established in Canada 1992
Major Canadian hiring locations Richmond BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 457
Part-time employees in Canada 24
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 40 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $20,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

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

Here are some of the reasons why Vancouver Airport Authority was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • Vancouver Airport Authority maintains a Women in Management program to support the success of its female employees -- the program includes meetings with diverse speakers, coaching circles led by senior women, and opportunities to participate in internal and external development courses
  • In partnership with the Canucks Autism Network, Vancouver Airport Authority created a resource kit and video series to assist families and individuals living with autism when they travel -- and created similar resources for individuals with injuries or wheelchair users (in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury British Columbia)
  • Vancouver Airport Authority sponsors the Project EveryBODY Inclusive Employment Forum, a career fair for persons with disabilities, and is piloting a co-op placement program for students with disabilities (which is now being expanded to include Indigenous students)
Employees at Vancouver Airport Authority taking part in diversity training during the organization's Diversity Month  
"Vancouver Airport Authority's intent and commitment to equitable employment, diversity and inclusion are genuine. The organization was receptive to my needs from the very beginning -- from the selection process and continuing to support my accommodations throughout my employment to-date. Not only do I feel as if I am a valued employee that was hired for my merit and fit with the organization, but the Airport Authority ensured that I received the necessary accommodations and assistive technology for me to create value and to do my work." Steven W., Communications Assistant

Highlights

Industry Airport operations
Major Canadian hiring locations Richmond BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 457
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Vice President, Human Resources and Supply Management
Diversity training and awareness training available on a variety of topics including disability awareness, queer competency, mental health awareness, and Indigenous awareness
Diversity highlights Women in Management program which features meetings with diverse speakers and coaching circles led by women in senior roles, coaching circles for women in non-management roles, is piloting a co-op program for students with disabilities and Indigenous students, sponsored the Project EveryBODY Inclusive Employment Forum (career fair for persons with disabilities), offers accessibility tours for families living with autism (in partnership with Canucks Autism Network) and clients with spinal cord injuries or wheelchair users (in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury BC, WestJet and CATSA)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships shares vacancies with over 30 outreach organizations

The Career Directory

Vancouver Airport Authority has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Vancouver Airport Authority employees putting together donations for their hampers campaign

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Airport operations
Major Canadian hiring locations Richmond BC, Vancouver BC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $20,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Baggage and Gate Scheduler, Airfield Operations Specialist, Junior Project Engineer
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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