Work-life balance matters to us, so our new, eligible employees get two weeks of vacation allowance per calendar year and three weeks paid vacation in the second year. After that, one additional day is added for every year of service, up to a maximum of 30 days.
Full-time, permanent staff receive three floater days for anything that falls in-between sick or vacation days. And, after five years of service (and every five years thereafter), employees receive an extra five days of vacation.
Sick days and family responsibility leave
We offer paid time off at one sick day per month, which can be used when you or a loved one is sick. At the end of the year, any unused days are paid out in half.
In case of death in an employee's immediate family, we grant leave of absence without loss of pay for up to five consecutive days.
Paid leave for domestic violence
In support of the ‘Workers Deserve Better Campaign,’ we recognize and support victims of domestic and social violence. Our full-time and part-time permanent employees can take up to 10 days of paid leave to cope with issues related to domestic violence.
Maternity and parental leave
We support parental leave for all employees who are the biological or adoptive parents of new children.
In addition to the 10 statutory holidays in British Columbia, we provide an additional two statutory holidays. We also offer the opportunity to apply for unpaid leave for a variety of reasons, including compassionate care leave or transition leave.
Growth and development
In 2020, we launched an online university to help employees develop the skills they need to succeed in their current roles, and achieve their future career goals. Recent trainings include:
- Lean Sensei International Coaching
- Empathetic Listening Skills training
- Personalized LinkedIn Learning courses
We know that it’s our responsibility to help strengthen the communities we live and work in, so we encourage our employees to get involved. We give our full-time employees up to 7 hours of paid time each calendar year to volunteer for local community organizations.