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FortisBC employees visit the Lulu Island plant in Metro Vancouver, BC  

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

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

  • FortisBC helps employees shore up retirement savings with employer contributions to an RSP or a defined benefit or defined contribution pension plan (depending on employee group) and enables most employees to receive health benefits into retirement, with 100 per cent premium coverage and no age limit
  • FortisBC offers tuition support to fund educational development and a number of in-house apprenticeships and skilled trades trainings in a variety of roles -- the organization invests approximately $1,700 on average per full-time employee per year
  • FortisBC provides charitable donations for community organizations that focus on safety, education, Indigenous initiatives and the environment, and also matches employee donations to 50 per cent, to a maximum of $500
FortisBC customer service team members   (Photo credit: Kelly Funk)


Industry Utilities
Established in Canada 1860
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Fortis Inc.
Parent company head office St. John’s NL
Major Canadian locations Prince George BC, Trail BC, Burnaby BC, Kelowna BC, Surrey BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,570
Part-time employees in Canada 138
Average age of employees in Canada 43.4 years
Longest serving employee 49 years
Benefits note FortisBC has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, compressed work week, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, earned days off program
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension, non-matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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