Capilano University
Capilano University employees take part in a free yoga session on campus   (Photo credit: Taehoon Kim)

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

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

  • Along with maternity and parental leave top-up, Capilano University makes it a little easier for new parents to return to work with onsite child care and a variety of flexible work options, including working from home, flexible hours, compressed work weeks and reduced summer hours
  • Capilano University encourages its employees to continue their education with full tuition coverage for courses as well as three non-credit courses per calendar year at the university
  • Capilano University launched a new online book club and hosted live online sessions to help keep employees connected (and busy) over the past year, including yoga, cooking and gardening classes
Capilano University employees brainstorm during a planning session   (Photo credit: Taehoon Kim)

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1968
Major Canadian hiring locations North Vancouver BC, Sechelt BC
Full-time employees in Canada 579
Part-time employees in Canada 579
Average age of employees in Canada 47 years
Longest serving employee 46 years
Benefits note Capilano University 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 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, earned days off program
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 in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response moved employees to work-from-home and shifted classes online early in the pandemic, created a new message board to provide pandemic updates and offer resources to help employees manage their well-being, launched a new online book club (and other social activities), as well as live virtual sessions to help keep employees connected and active, from yoga to cooking to gardening classes

The Career Directory

Capilano University has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Capilano University employees enjoying the annual Cap Carnival

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Major Canadian hiring locations North Vancouver BC, Sechelt 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
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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