University of Northern British Columbia
A view of UNBC outside  

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

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

  • UNBC supports new mothers with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 100 per cent of salary for 52 weeks) as well as new fathers and adoptive parents (to 100 per cent of salary for 35 weeks) -- new parents can also take advantage of a subsidized onsite child care centre when they are ready to return to work
  • UNBC helps employees prepare for the longer term with a defined contribution pension plan and retirement planning assistance -- and also offers phased-in work options to help those nearing retirement transition
  • UNBC makes it easy for employees to continue their education -- along with a full academic calendar, the university offers tuition subsidies for programs related and not directly related to their positions, as well as subsidies for professional accreditations and a variety of in-house training initiatives
Inside UNBC's Teaching and Learning Building  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1990
Major Canadian hiring locations Prince Rupert BC, Prince George BC, Terrace BC, Quesnel BC, Fort St. John BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 643
Part-time employees in Canada 242
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 27 years
Benefits note UNBC has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) 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 12 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes

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

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

  • UNBC's dedicated Green University Planning Committee is comprised of senior administration, staff, faculty and students -- last year the university hosted an online "20 Days of Sustainability" social media campaign to promote sustainability initiatives on campus
  • UNBC operates a unique LEED Platinum-certified biomass gasification facility that features a wood pellet heating system and utilizes wood residue from a local sawmill to produce clean renewable energy -- both systems have captured the attention of political and industry leaders, as well as the community at large, as they offer a unique demonstration of alternative heating systems for forestry-reliant communities
  • UNBC manages a longstanding Green Fund for various sustainability projects across the campus (the fund is supported by campus parking revenues, with a total of $50,000 available for projects each year) as well as the Energy Conservation Revolving Loan Fund, which supports energy-efficient projects on campus (energy cost savings are used to repay the loans, with over $2-million loaned since 2012)
Aerial view of the UNBC campus  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Major Canadian hiring locations Prince Rupert BC, Prince George BC, Terrace BC, Quesnel BC, Fort St. John BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 643
Part-time employees in Canada 242
Employee green team The Green University Planning Committee (comprised of senior administration, staff, faculty and students)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP of Finance, Sustainability Manager, Energy Manager
Formal strategy/policy name UNBC Green Strategy
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights 20 Days of Sustainability campaign (social media campaign promoting sustainability initiatives on campus), numerous green subcommittees (addressing initiatives from energy to food strategies), annual Green Day to showcase green initiatives on campus, formal Campus Food Strategy Group which is developing a sustainable food purchasing policy, Good Food Box program (includes monthly deliveries of fresh local food), UNBC became a designated Fair Trade university in 2015 (the eighth university in Canada), policy to purchase furniture from a local manufacturer, Eco Move-Out (program to recycle or reuse unwanted furniture and electronics)
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, green roof, electric vehicle charging stations, biomass gasification facility that uses wood residue from a local sawmill (roughly a third of the cost of natural gas) and a wood pellet heating system (which is being expanded to other campus buildings)
Extended recycling campus-wide composting program, batteries, e-waste
Commuter amenities carpool program, Bike to Work Week, bike repair station (as well as shower facilities and lockers), electric vehicle available for employee use, walk to public transit
Community partnerships Local Food Week, Earth Day

The Career Directory

University of Northern British Columbia has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
UNBC employees have a meeting

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Major Canadian hiring locations Prince Rupert BC, Prince George BC, Terrace BC, Quesnel BC, Fort St. John BC, Vancouver BC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
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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