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British Columbia Investment Management Corp. / BCI
Staff members attend a summer barbecue hosted by the BCI social committee  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2023), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2022) and BC's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why British Columbia Investment Management Corp. / BCI was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2023), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2022) and BC's Top Employers (2022):

  • BCI supports new mothers with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 85 per cent of salary for 52 weeks) as well as new fathers and adoptive parents (to 85 per cent of salary for 36 weeks)
  • 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 has followed a multi-phased return-to-work program, leading to hybrid options that include three days onsite and two days working from home -- and has introduced the option to apply to work from anywhere for up to one month each year
BCI employees  

Employer Background

Industry Portfolio management
Established in Canada 2000
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Victoria BC
Full-time employees in Canada 608
Part-time employees in Canada 20
Full-time employees worldwide 611
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.2%
Average age of employees in Canada 39 years
Longest serving employee 22 years

Work Environment Rating: A

Hybrid work office equipment loan program, multi-phased return-to-work program, leading to hybrid options that include 3 days onsite and 2 days working from home, and the option to apply to work from anywhere for up to 1 month each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, transit subsidies, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Onsite workplace features day-use lockers, treadmill workstation, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue
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 BCI Social Committee
Past social events hosted numerous virtual events and more recently surveyed employees who have opted for fewer virtual events in favour of saving funds for future in-person events
Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, music while working
Employee communications intranet site
Other in-house communications Talking to Strangers (an initiative to connect employees from different departments over in-person lunches), introduced (and has maintained) a number of virtual communication initiatives

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
Year-end bonuses available to all employees

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
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $325 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 $500 each year
Health spending account up to $1,500 each year
Wellness spending account up to $500 each year
Additional health and wellness initiatives a group of BCI employees were trained in mental health first aid with the Canadian Mental Health Association, corporate discounts on memberships to local gyms, employee wellness committee, employee health and safety committee
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

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

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, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unique training & development programs new training programs to address particular challenges arising during the pandemic

Community Involvement Rating: B+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 2 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way of Greater Victoria (employees have raised over $1.5-million since the mid-1990s), CFA Society of Victoria, Women in Capital Markets, Junior Achievement
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight BCI's Community Volunteer Program encourages employees to volunteer (offering seven hours annually) and encouraging them to work closely with colleagues in support of local charities.

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 hiring locations Vancouver BC, Victoria BC
Student opportunities paid internships, 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
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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