Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Dr. Deborah Henderson, director of the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture at KPU  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Kwantlen Polytechnic University was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2022):

  • KPU helped employees stay connected over the past year through a weekly virtual employee 'lounge' and a variety of clubs that hosted virtual events (such as a monthly cooking club, a TED Talk Tuesdays club, and a Jeopardy club)
  • KPU supports employees who are new mothers with generous maternity and parental leave top-up, to 75 per cent of salary for a full year, and offers parental top-up for fathers (up to 40 weeks) and adoptive parents (up to 37 weeks)
  • KPU helps employees plan securely for the future with a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance -- employees may also take advantage of phased-in work options as they near retirement
An employee at KPU takes part in a virtual nutrition workshop  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1981
Major Canadian hiring locations Surrey BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,319
Part-time employees in Canada 986
Average age of employees in Canada 46 years
Longest serving employee 46 years
Benefits note KPU 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
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $400 each year
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, 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

COVID-19

Pandemic response $200 reimbursement for business expenses incurred from working from home, Remote Work and Mental Health Resources for employees (with ergonomic and workstation set up guides, mental health resources, and remote work tips)

The Career Directory

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
A KPU employee from the faculty of science and horticulture

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Surrey BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, 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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