British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch
Employees at BC Liquor Distribution Branch celebrated at the company's long service awards ceremony in 2019  

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

Here are some of the reasons why British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2021):

  • BC Liquor Distribution Branch provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for its new moms (to 85 per cent of salary for 17 weeks, followed by 75 per cent of salary for 35 weeks), as well as parental leave top-up for new dads and adoptive parents (to 75 per cent of salary for 35 weeks) -- additionally, new parents can take advantage of up to nine paid personal days, which can be scheduled throughout the year at their discretion
  • BC Liquor Distribution Branch supports ongoing employee development through in-house training initiatives as well as generous tuition subsidies for courses directly related to their positions, to $2,500 annually
  • BC Liquor Distribution Branch offers a unique opportunity to volunteer overseas for up to two years through a partnership with CUSO-VSO (while continuing to receive benefits)
Employees from BC Liquor Distribution Branch's head office serving breakfast during Public Service Appreciation Week in 2019  

Highlights

Industry Liquor and cannabis distribution and retail
Established in Canada 1921
Parent company Government of British Columbia
Parent company head office Victoria BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Delta BC, Kamloops BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,797
Part-time employees in Canada 2,283
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 48 years
Benefits note BCLDB 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), 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 3 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response developed weekly publications in support of employee physical and mental well-being

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch manages the longstanding liquor container returns program (over 93 million containers in 2019) and began the phase out of plastic bags in 2019 that is estimated to save 22 million plastic bags
  • British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch operates two LEED certified branch locations (and two feature green roofs) -- the LEED Platinum-certified head office recently planted grapevines on the outdoor patio in partnership with Arterra Wines Canada, as well as two beehives in partnership with Alvéole
Employees at BC Liquor Distribution Branch's annual store manager conference, which celebrates achievements, and shares best practices, operational plans and upcoming goals   (Photo credit: EMYEUNG)

Highlights

Industry Liquor and cannabis distribution and retail
Major Canadian hiring locations Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Delta BC, Kamloops BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,797
Part-time employees in Canada 2,283
Employee green team Corporate Social Impact Team (est. 2019)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Executive Director, Corporate Strategic Services
Publishes sustainability report yes
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, electric vehicle charging stations, LED lighting, non-toxic paints, finishes with low chemical emissions containing recycled content and bio-based materials, planted grapevines on the outdoor patio (in partnership with Arterra Wines Canada) and installed 2 beehives on the outdoor patio (in partnership with Alvéole), 2 stores with LEED certifications and 2 locations feature green roofs
Extended recycling longstanding liquor container returns program (over 93 million containers in 2019), began to phase out plastic bags in 2019 and encouraging customers to bring in their own reusable bags and introducing paper bags that contain 40 percent post-consumer recycled content (the new policy will save 22 million plastic bags), batteries, styrofoam, cardboard, soft plastic, organic material, metal, wood, mixed containers, paper and e-waste
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up
Community partnerships Earth Day, Bike to Work Week, Tree Canada, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

The Career Directory

British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
BC Liquor Distribution Branch employees posing with a new Pride installation at head office

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Liquor and cannabis distribution and retail
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Parent company Government of British Columbia
Parent company head office Victoria BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Delta BC, Kamloops BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Sales Associate, Corporate Office Assistant, Cannabis Consultant
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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