College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, The
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC employees   (Photo credit: Kent Kallberg)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2024) and BC's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, The was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2024) and BC's Top Employers (2024):

  • In addition to contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC helps employees prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit and 100 per cent premium coverage)
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC starts new employees with three weeks of paid vacation and offers all employees additional time off with a paid holiday shutdown period between the Christmas and New Year's holidays -- additionally, the organization maintains a flexible statutory holiday policy, allowing employees to swap up to three statutory holidays for other days off that are personally, religiously or culturally significant
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC provides excellent maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 75 per cent of salary for 52 weeks), as well as parental leave top-up payments for new fathers (to 75 per cent for 37 weeks)
Staff at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC participate in the annual Vancouver Sun Run  

Employer Background

Industry Professional organizations
Established in Canada 1886
Major Canadian locations Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 185
Part-time employees in Canada 8
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4%
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 33 years

Work Environment Rating: A+

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), telecommuting, compressed work week, employees can extend time out of the office using up to 4 weeks of remote work combined with vacation or other leave every calendar year
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, transit subsidies, free parking, subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Onsite workplace features head office is part of an office development at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver, is a short walk from the Vancouver Art Gallery and Vancouver Public Library, as well as all modes of transit, including the SeaBus, SkyTrain and floatplanes, workplace features an onsite coffee shop, lockers, shower facilities, sit-stand workstations, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, fitness centre is part of the hotel, offering employees access to the spa facilities as well as a saltwater lap pool with a uniquely lit glass bottom

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. 2008)
Past social events annual summer staff event with lunch at PNE Fair grounds and free access to rides and games, departmental team building activities such as snowshoeing on Grouse Mountain, lunch and pedicures
Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, concierge services available, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

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 retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $100) for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), internet subsidies

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 21 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $300 every 2 years
Paid sick days employees receive 12 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, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Additional health and wellness initiatives wellness program called WAVES (Wellness and Vitality Engagement System), monthly wellness allowance for wellness and fitness ($25 per month)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 37 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 37 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 37 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits compassionate top-up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly information top-up increases by length of service, employees who have over 5 years of service receive top-up to a maximum of 52 weeks

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 4 days off
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 3 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 2 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information starting vacation varies by the level of position, from 3 to 6 weeks, flexible statutory holiday policy (employees can swap up to 3 statutory holidays for other days off that are personally, religiously or culturally significant)

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Community Involvement Rating: B+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 2 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported BC SPCA, BC Cancer Foundation

The Career Directory

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, The has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC attends a conference

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Professional organizations
Full-time employees in Canada 100 to 250
Major Canadian locations Vancouver BC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Administrative Assistant, Corporate Services Assistant, Registration Assistant
Starting salary $40K to $50K
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

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