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TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority)
Kunwar Dodd, a community shuttle driver for TransLink's Coast Mountain Bus Company   (Photo credit: Albert Normandin)

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

Here are some of the reasons why TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2021):

  • TransLink helps employees plan for the longer term with generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance
  • TransLink offers training and development for individuals at every stage of their career, from co-op placements and apprenticeships for those just starting out, to formal mentoring and career planning for experienced employees
TransLink mechanics perform maintenance on a bus  

Highlights

Industry Public transit
Established in Canada 1890
Major Canadian hiring locations New Westminster BC
Full-time employees in Canada 7,646
Part-time employees in Canada 510
Average age of employees in Canada 49.33 years
Longest serving employee 49 years
Benefits note TransLink 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
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 apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year

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

Here are some of the reasons why TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • TransLink has a number of ongoing initiatives to reduce the transportation impacts of its operations, including testing battery-powered electric buses and fast-charging stations, adding diesel-electric hybrid and natural gas buses to its fleet -- and actively promotes all types of low-impact transportation options, including cycling, walking and car-sharing services through its TravelSmart program in the community
  • TransLink has been recognized by the American Public Transportation Association Sustainability Commitment for its ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- and is the first Canadian transportation agency to achieve Platinum status for its efforts
  • TransLink's LEED-certifed head office features solar shading, smart metering and a solar reflecting roof -- and across its building portfolio, the transit service has introduced many energy-savings initiatives at facilities through BC Hydro's conservation and energy management programs
TransLink's SkyTrain Metrotown station in Burnaby, BC  

Highlights

Industry Public transit
Major Canadian hiring locations New Westminster BC
Full-time employees in Canada 7,646
Part-time employees in Canada 510
Employee green team Extended Environmental Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Chief Financial Officer
Formal strategy/policy name sustainability policy (2013), environmental policy (first policies adopted in 2001), idling reduction policy (2010), energy policy (2011)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights formal sustainability targets (includes an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and utilizing 100% renewable energy by 2050), new TransLink green bond (first of its kind in Canada, issued to raise funds for green infrastructure projects, including transit, clean energy and energy efficiency), recognized by the American Public Transportation Association Sustainability Commitment (achieved Platinum status for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions)
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, ongoing energy savings program at major facilities as part of BC Hydro's conservation and energy management program, LEED-certified head office features solar shading, smart metering and solar reflecting roof, onsite vegetable garden at Richmond Transit Centre
Extended recycling scrap metal, glass, e-waste, wood, pallets, paper towel composting, soft film plastics, oil, anti-freeze, batteries, fluorescent lamps, organics, water use reduction strategy (includes reuse of wastewater in bus wash systems)
Commuter amenities anti-idling policy (since 2010), low-carbon fleet strategy (includes the adoption battery electric buses as part of its longer term greenhouse gas reduction targets), walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up, transit subsidies
Community partnerships TravelSmart (in-house transportation demand management program advocates in the wider community to encourage people to change travel behaviours, program includes numerous community outreach initiatives), Bike to Work Week and Bike Month, HUB Cycling (and other cycling advocacy groups to add bike parking stations at SkyTrain stations)

The Career Directory

TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
A TransLink driver greets a passenger

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Public transit
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Major Canadian hiring locations New Westminster BC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Transportation Planner, Systems Planning and Research and Strategic Planning and Policy, Public Consultation Assistant, Infrastructure and Network Management Assistant, Marketing and TDM Assistant, Engineering Assistant, Service Desk Analyst, HR Coordinator/Recruiter, Benefits Administrator, Compensation Analyst
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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