Burnaby, City of
City of Burnaby public library community outreach team members   (Photo credit: Aida Gradina)

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Burnaby, City of was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2024):

  • City of Burnaby provides maternity leave top-up for employees who are new mothers, to 95 per cent of salary for up to 17 weeks -- new parents can also apply to extend their leave to an unpaid leave
  • City of Burnaby offers discounted access to the city's fitness and recreation centres and employs a dedicated health and wellness advisor who helps organize internal programming and wellness related activities such as walking challenges and lunch time stretching workshops
  • City of Burnaby supports lifelong learning with generous tuition subsidies for job-related courses (covering 100 per cent of course costs with no annual maximum) as well as for unrelated courses, to maximum of $8,500 per program
City of Burnaby parks, recreation and culture staff celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Bill Copeland Sports Centre  


Industry Municipal governments
Established in Canada 1892
Major Canadian locations Burnaby BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,864
Part-time employees in Canada 166
Average age of employees in Canada 40 years
Longest serving employee 53 years
Benefits note Burnaby, City of has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), compressed work week, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
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
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $600 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 17 weeks
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 12 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 development programs, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 100 paid days)

The Career Directory

Burnaby, City of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
A mapping technician at City of Burnaby

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Municipal governments
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian locations Burnaby BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Arena Services Worker, Cashier Attendant, Clerk 2, Clerk Data Entry Operator/Accounting Clerk 1, Clerk Typist 2, Custodial Guard, Engineering Information Clerk, File Reviewer/Police Records Clerk, Fine Arts Leader, Food Services Attendant, Food Services Worker, Indoor Outdoor Leader 2, Junior File Clerk, Labourer 1, Library Administration Clerk, Library Clerk 2, Lifeguard Instructor Aquatics, Mail Clerk, Mapping Technician 2, Marketing Assistant, Materials Management Worker 1, Microcomputer Support Specialist 1, Museum Interpreter, Page, People and Culture Assistant, Plan Checker 1, Planning Assistant 2, Program Leader, Telephone Operator - Receptionist, Recreation Clerk 1, Recreation Leader 1, Recreation Attendant 1, Research Assistant, Sales Service Assistant, Security Guard, Survey Assistant 1, Swangard Stadium Attendant, Traffic Assistant, Traffic Technician, Water Conservation Officer
Starting salary $40K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 100 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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