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Teck Resources Limited
Teck Resources employees in Fernie, BC  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024) and BC's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Teck Resources Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024) and BC's Top Employers (2024):

  • Teck Resources supports ongoing employee development through full tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions as well as a number of in-house and online training programs, including apprenticeships, paid internships and mentoring programs
  • Teck Resources developed a formal FlexWork@Teck policy that lets head office employees work remotely for a portion of the week (and they can work with their supervisors to develop tailored work arrangements) -- the policy also includes an option to work from anywhere for up to two weeks per year
  • Teck supported hundreds of local, national and international charitable initiatives with an emphasis on health and well-being, inclusion and sustainable livelihoods, and environmental stewardship -- and encourages employees to give through a generous matching donations program, up to $3,000 annually
Teck Resources employee at the company's Line Creek Operations office  

Employer Background

Industry Mining
Established in Canada 1913
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian locations Calgary AB, Sparwood BC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Trail BC, Kamloops BC, Elkford BC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,453
Part-time employees in Canada 57
Full-time employees worldwide 12,961
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.2%
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 51 years

Work Environment Rating: A

Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, telecommuting, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, earned days off program, the hybrid policy (varying by position) includes the opportunity to apply to work from anywhere for up to 2 weeks each year, (flexible work options vary by position)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Onsite workplace features employees work in a variety of different environments across the country (and worldwide), with the LEED Platinum-certified head office featuring great mountain and ocean views, a first aid room, shower facilities and storage lockers, a conference centre, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, technology centre in nearby Yaletown offers a modern high-tech work environment to foster creative innovations (and is a short walk to great restaurants and close to the Seawall for easy bike access)
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, 35th floor office space called "The Headframe" (a term for the top of a mining shaft), space is used for meetings and social gatherings and features a panoramic rooftop patio
Other food options at main location lunch café and small corner store operated by an independent vendor
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (barre, tone, strength and stretch, TRX, spin, boot camp, yoga, pilates and Zumba), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, swimming pool and separate women's workout room (fitness facility is an adjacent YWCA, accessible through the building)

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name variety of social committees at office locations across the country
Past social events social events take place primarily at the departmental level
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Financial benefits note Teck Resources Limited has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), varying by employee group, some employees have access to share purchase and profit-sharing plans

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan note Teck Resources Limited has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 19 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $300 every 2 years
Paid sick days employees receive 5 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,500 each year
Health spending account up to $750 each year
Wellness spending account up to $500 each year
Additional health plan information retiree coverage is available for some employee groups, some employees have a flexible health benefits plan and can transfer unused credits to salary or savings, and have health and wellness spending accounts
Family-friendly benefits note Teck Resources Limited has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $1,750 per child
Additional family-friendly information partnership with Kids & Co. to offer priority access to child care services (locations across Canada), availability of flexible work options depends on the role

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note Teck Resources Limited has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 3 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 1 day off
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information unpaid leave of absence offered on case by case basis, vacation varies by employee group

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, excellence awards (recognizes outstanding achievements, leadership and employee innovation)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership development programs, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs executive education programs offered in partnership with the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 632 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Nature Conservancy of Canada, Wycliffe Wildlife Corridor, Indigenous Stewardship Fund ($10-million in support of Indigenous communities), Canadian Red Cross, Circle of Indigenous Nations Society, Indspire, UN Women, UNICEF Canada, to name a few
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Teck and its employees work with community members and stakeholders to determine their charitable priorities, assessing major charitable initiatives in how they align with the company's business and community priorities -- the main thrust of its contributions is in support of health and well-being, inclusion and sustainable livelihoods, and environmental stewardship.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Teck Resources Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

  • Teck Resources created a four-year Professional-in-Training program to provide on-the-job training and development for a number of professional disciplines including engineering, geosciences, and technician/technology -- in some cases, the program also features rotations across various areas of the company's operations
  • Teck Resources maintains a dedicated Student Experience Committee comprised of current co-op students and young employees that bolsters connection among peers by providing social, networking and professional development opportunities -- the committee organized 26 virtual and 32 in-person, student-specific events in 2022 including online trivia, a curling event, kayaking, and fireside chats with senior leaders, to name a few
  • Teck Resources also offers internal apprenticeship training programs, including a mining apprenticeship program managed in partnership with the College of the Rockies -- apprentices undergo four to 10 weeks of classes at the College and spend the remainder of the year employed at a Teck coal site for on-the-job training and experience
A co-op student on site at Teck Resources' Fording River operations  

Highlights

Industry Mining
Major Canadian locations Calgary AB, Sparwood BC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Trail BC, Kamloops BC, Elkford BC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,453
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unique training and development opportunities partnership with Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University to provide employees with access to 2 graduate programs (graduate diploma in business administration and executive master of business administration)
Additional highlights $25-million Ideas at Work Fund dedicated to supporting innovative ideas, participates in the College of the Rockies Mining Apprenticeship Program (prospective apprentices enter a 4-year program with up to 10 weeks of classroom training and spend the remainder of the year completing on-the-job training at Teck's steelmaking coal mines), Campus Coffee Live Webinar Series (recurring series of information sessions launched during the pandemic for prospective applicants)
Dedicated employee resource group Student Experience Committee (made up of current and former co-op students) provides resources, information, and social, networking, and professional development opportunities
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Teck Resources Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
An employee of Teck Resources Limited at their Steelmaking Coal Operations in Sparwood, BC

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Mining
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Major Canadian locations Calgary AB, Sparwood BC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Trail BC, Kamloops BC, Elkford BC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Engineer in Training, Environmental Officer, Geologist in Training, Information Systems, Accounting, Human Resources, Technician, Occupational Health and Safety, Operational Excellence
Starting salary $70K to $75K
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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