Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
Vancity employees outside a branch location  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Vancouver City Savings Credit Union was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2024) and BC's Top Employers (2024):

  • Vancity supports ongoing employee development through in-house and online training options, along with generous tuition subsidies of up to $2,400 annually for courses related to their current position
  • Vancity is an industry leader in providing maternity and parental leave top-ups for new moms (to 85 per cent of salary for 76 weeks), as well as extended parental leave for new dads and adoptive parents (to 85 per cent of salary for 61 weeks) -- and all employees can apply to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • In keeping with the City of Vancouver's focus on cycling, Vancity encourages employees to leave their cars at home by offering an employee cycling incentive, secure bike parking at the head office, and a transit pass program for those who prefer to commute to work via public transportation
A Vancity employee  

Employer Background

Industry Credit union
Established in Canada 1946
Major Canadian locations Toronto ON, Coquitlam BC, Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,559
Part-time employees in Canada 225
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1%
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 47 years

Work Environment Rating: B+

Commuter amenities walk to public transit, transit subsidies, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Onsite workplace features telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, rooftop lounge, games room, multi-purpose room for fitness and group classes, multiple break and lunch areas throughout the building, subsidized coffee program for all branch locations

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Past social events summer wellness challenge (included online and in-person activities)
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, can bring pets to work when needed, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, internal social media
Other in-house communications departmental town halls

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

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-benefit (DB) pension, non-matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits profit-sharing plan available to some employees, low-interest home loans, employee cycling incentive, discounted ride-sharing program, computer purchase loans

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A+

Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 18 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage orthodontics
Paid sick days employees receive 12 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, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $10,000 each year
Wellness spending account up to $500 each year
Additional health plan information formal well-being account can be used for a wide range of expenses supporting mental, physical and financial well-being, wide range of additional coverages, including homeopathic coverage, gender affirmation coverages, home wheelchair ramps, and much more
Additional health and wellness initiatives formal mental health strategy (includes manager training, employee-led mental health first aid team and a mental health employee resource group), the LifeWorks employee assistance plan also offers support for child care, elder care and access to needed professional services
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 85% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 85% of salary for 61 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 85% of salary for 61 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 85% of salary for 61 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Additional family-friendly information employees can take up to 2 consecutive days off for family-related emergencies, including unexpected child care and elder care

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note Vancity 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 4 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave maximum 24 months
Additional time-off information vacation increases after 4 years on the job, moving to a maximum of 5 to 6 weeks (depending on the position), after a decade on the job, some positions start with 4 weeks of paid vacation

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, long-service awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 3 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership development programs, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,400 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 350 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Catalyst Community Developments Society, M'akola Housing Society, Potluck Café Society, Pacific Post Part Support Society, BC Centre for Women in the Trades, South Island Prosperity Partnership, to name a few
Community highlight Vancity established the Vancity Community Foundation in 1989 with a $1-million endowment and a mandate to "enrich the community while building on the values of the credit union." Through this and numerous community partnerships, Vancity supports initiatives addressing financial inclusion, reduced carbon emissions, reconciliation, racial equity and social justice.

The Career Directory

Vancouver City Savings Credit Union has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Credit union
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Major Canadian locations Toronto ON, Coquitlam BC, Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC, Victoria 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 $2,400 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Data Analyst, QA Analyst, Financial Services Representative, Member Experience Officer
Work benefits 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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