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Kwantlen Polytechnic University
KPU employees took part in a yoga session as part of the organization's annual KPU Day in 2019  

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Kwantlen Polytechnic University was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2021):

  • 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 and adoptive parents, to 75 per cent of salary for up to 37 weeks
  • KPU organizes a variety of internal initiatives to help employees make healthy choices, including an option to sign up for a weekly vegetable box with produce grown by the school's horticulture program and an annual Pieces of Mind conference featuring student speakers, community organizations, exhibits and keynote speakers on the topic of mental health
  • 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 purchases fresh produce at a campus farmers market  

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 1,245
Part-time employees in Canada 1,100
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 45 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
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 created a website with fitness, recreation, nutrition and well-being resources (e-sports, online workouts), donated supplies to local hospitals (gloves, masks, lab coats), matched a donation made by the Kwantlen Student Association for emergency funding for students ($100,000)

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 co-op placement in information technology and human resources, co-op opportunities
Training 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

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