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Community Savings is the largest, fully unionized credit union in BC, and we provide the highest paid salaries and benefits. As a Living Wage Employer, we firmly believe that living wages are not only beneficial to our staff, but also provide a tangible benefit to our local communities.

We have one of the highest credit union employee retention rates in BC, which not only shows how much our employees love coming to work each day, it also means we can be there to support our employees and their families throughout the stages of life.



We offer the highest base salaries in the BC credit union system. Salary ranges are set according to the collective agreement between the employer and Move UP, so you can feel good knowing that you’re being fairly compensated.

Living wage policy

Paying our employees a living wage aligns with our mission to provide the working community a fair opportunity at a better life. We exceed the legal minimum wage significantly and pay every employee — including casual employees — enough money to pay for life’s needs.


Group health benefits plan

Benefits include extended health care, vision, dental care, short-term disability, long-term disability, basic life insurance, optional life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, Employee Family and Assistance Program, and health care spending account.

Retirement plan

We believe in saving for the future, so after the probationary period ends, we contribute 13% of our employees’ salaries to their retirement plans. Employees can also make additional contributions through payroll deductions, up to a maximum amount, per the Income Tax Act. Our Financial Planning Manager will help you choose the best investment options for you.






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.

Bereavement leave

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.

Statutory holidays

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

CSCU University

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

Volunteer opportunities

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.