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British Columbia Investment Management Corp. / BCI
BCI ESG team members Adam Goehner, Zehan Zheng and Johann Kuntze (left to right) collaborate at work  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2024) and BC's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why British Columbia Investment Management Corp. / BCI was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2024) and BC's Top Employers (2024):

  • BCI launched a "Work from Anywhere" policy to enable employees to work remotely from around the world for up to one month per year (the one-month segment can be divided into smaller periods of time) -- additionally, the company maintains a "Talking to Strangers" initiative to help foster connection across the organization, connecting employees from different departments
  • BCI supports ongoing professional development with tuition subsidies for courses related and not directly related to their current positions along with in-house training programs and free access to on-demand learning platforms, such as the "BetterUp" virtual coaching app
  • BCI helps employees maintain a healthy balance between work and personal time, offering four weeks of starting vacation allowance along with six additional paid personal days, which can be scheduled at employees' convenience
BCI employee Sarah Dorrington speaks to the importance of financial literacy for youth  

Employer Background

Industry Portfolio management
Established in Canada 2000
Major Canadian locations Vancouver BC, Victoria BC
Full-time employees in Canada 689
Part-time employees in Canada 7
Full-time employees worldwide 710
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2%
Average age of employees in Canada 39 years
Longest serving employee 23 years

Work Environment Rating: A

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), telecommuting, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), "Work from Anywhere" policy to enable employees to work globally for up to 1 month per year (can be broken down into smaller periods of time throughout the year)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Onsite workplace features panoramic views of the city, ocean and mountains, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, patios with Indigenous gardens
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, television, foosball table, board games, table tennis, treadmill workstation, recliner work pods, maternity support room with fridge, blanket, comfortable chair and lockable door
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, living green walls within the facility, external personal trainers may be brought onsite

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B+

Employee social committee name Social Circle (est. 2014)
Past social events annual summer family barbecue with food trucks, ice cream, and bouncy castles, hybrid World Holiday Market, a kids holiday party, the BCI corporate holiday party, and a board game night at a local café
Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter
Other in-house communications Talking to Strangers (an initiative to connect employees from different departments)

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

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
Long-term planning life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted auto insurance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 18 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
Eyecare $350 every 2 years
Paid sick days employees receive 6 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $750 each year
Health spending account up to $1,500 each year
Wellness spending account up to $1,000 each year
Additional health plan information wellness allowance of $1,000 that can be used for wellness-related expenses as well as home office equipment
Additional health and wellness initiatives mental health first aid training, access to LifeSpeak (well-being platform with over 1,000 videos and podcasts)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 85% of salary for 16 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 85% of salary for 36 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 85% of salary for 36 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 85% of salary for 36 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents
Additional family-friendly information parental buddy program for employees returning from leave

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: A+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 7 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 6 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information vacation increases incrementally to 4.4 weeks at 8 years and 4.6 weeks at 9 years

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership development programs, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unique training & development programs access to BetterUp virtual coaching (one-on-one coaching with speciality coaches on a variety of topics such as communication, presenting with confidence, and diversity and inclusion), access to on-demand learning platforms such as LinkedIn Learning and Workday

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement local, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 500 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 20 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Junior Achievement British Columbia, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Cool Aid Society, Soap for Hope Canada, Blue Sea Foundation
Community highlight BCI focuses its charitable efforts on community resilience; financial literacy; equity, diversity and inclusion; and community investment (local and global). The company encourages employees to volunteer with local charities through its community volunteer program, offering 14 paid hours to volunteer each year.

The Career Directory

British Columbia Investment Management Corp. / BCI has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Co-op students Erin and Himani share ideas during a team brainstorming session at BCI’s head office

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Portfolio management
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Major Canadian locations Vancouver BC, Victoria BC
Student opportunities paid internships, 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Applications & Operations Business Analyst Co-op/Internship, Benchmarking Research Co-op/Internship, Cash Operations Co-op/Internship, Client Experience Co-op/Internship, Client Relations Co-op/Internship, Compliance Co-op/Internship, Corporate Accounting Co-op/Internship, Credit Risk Management Co-op/Internship, Cybersecurity Vulnerability Management Analyst Co-op/Internship, Data & Analytics Analyst Co-op/Internship, Data Management Analyst Co-op/Internship, Diversity & Inclusion Co-op/Internship, Enterprise Risk Management Co-op/Internship, ESG Strategy & Risk Co-op/Internship, External Stakeholder Engagement Co-op/Internship, Finance Client Engagement Co-op/Internship, Financial Planning & Analysis Co-op/Internship, Financial Reporting Co-op/Internship, Information/Graphic Designer Co-op/Internship, Infrastructure & Renewable Resources Co-op/Internship, Internal Communication Co-op/Internship, Internal Stakeholder Engagement Co-op/Internship, Investment Accounting Co-op/Internship, Investment Communication Co-op/Internship, Investment Performance & Attribution Co-op/Internship, Investment Risk Co-op/Internship, Investment Risk Modelling Co-op/Internship, Investment Stakeholder Engagement Co-op/Internship, Investment Tax Co-op/Internship, Investment Valuations Co-op/Internship, Legal Co-op/Internship, Macro Investment Research Co-op/Internship, MS365 Business Analyst Co-op/Internship, Private Debt Co-op/Internship, Private Equity Co-op/Internship, Project Management Co-op/Internship, Public Markets Co-op/Internship, Public Markets Reporting & Analytics Co-op/Internship, Quantitative Developer Co-op/Internship, Relationship Management Co-op/Internship, Reporting & Monitoring Co-op/Internship, Software Engineer Co-op/Internship, Strategic Asset Allocation Co-op/Internship, Strategic Investment Research Co-op/Internship, Tax Co-op/Internship, Trade Management Co-op/Internship, Vendor & Contract Management Co-op/Internship
Starting salary $60K to $70K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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