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Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why BC Transit was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2021):

  • BC Transit moved many employees to work from home arrangements, providing office equipment and support, and transitioned employees with health concerns to alternate duties (including employees with family members who have health concerns)
  • BC Transit helps employees plan for the longer term with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan
  • BC Transit supports ongoing employee development through apprenticeships, mentoring and other in-house development programs, along with tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions
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Industry Public transit
Established in Canada 1890
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Full-time employees in Canada 986
Part-time employees in Canada 42
Average age of employees in Canada 49 years
Longest serving employee 40 years
Benefits note BC Transit has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
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
Flexible work options compressed work week, telecommuting
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 3 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities


Pandemic response introduced remote and flex work arrangements in the spring for approximately 300 employees, providing weekly remote working resources (from mental health resources to home office equipment), introduced alternative duties for employees who are immunocompromised

The Career Directory

BC Transit has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Co-op students at BC Transit

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Public transit
Full-time employees in Canada 750 to 1,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC
Student opportunities paid internships in human resources, paid internships, co-op placements available in transit planning, construction, and engineering, to name a few, 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 Transit Planner, Transportation Planner, Transportation Engineer, positions in IT, accounting, payroll, purchasing, marketing and communications, and financial planning
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, telecommuting, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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