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Karis, an employee at First Credit Union's dog-friendly branch on Bowen Island, BC  

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why First Credit Union was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2022):

  • First Credit Union supports ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses both related and not directly related to their current position
  • First Credit Union helps employees save for the longer term though a defined contribution pension plan -- and employees can take advantage of a number of helpful financial benefits along the way, including low-interest home loans
  • First Credit Union encourages employees to adopt healthy habits with healthy eating challenges that features recipes, cook-alongs, tips, tools, nutrition talks and support from a registered holistic nutritionist
Linda, a First Credit Union employee at the Cumberland branch  

Highlights

Industry Credit unions
Established in Canada 1939
Major Canadian hiring locations Cumberland BC, Courtenay BC, Bowen Island BC, Powell River BC
Full-time employees in Canada 63
Part-time employees in Canada 24
Average age of employees in Canada 47 years
Longest serving employee 40 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $250 each year
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 85% of salary for 1 week
Adoption top-up up to 85% of salary for 1 week
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, leadership training
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

COVID-19

Pandemic response established a new online contact centre for members, introduced a new company intranet with additional communication channels to keep employees up to date on pandemic developments

The Career Directory

First Credit Union has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Credit unions
Full-time employees in Canada 51 to 100
Major Canadian hiring locations Cumberland BC, Courtenay BC, Bowen Island BC, Powell River BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, in-house training, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Financial Service Representative, Accounting Clerk, Marketing Coordinator
Starting salary $30K to $40K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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