We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities and lived experiences.

The CRD is a diverse organization united by a common purpose: to serve the public good and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region. The work we do has a lasting impact in our community and our employees are key to our success.

Our Culture

An engineer with the CRD.Our cultural traits reflect what we value as an organization. They were developed through an employee-driven process and are the behaviours and mindset we strive to demonstrate and apply throughout our work.

We are actively working to shape our region at the community level and as an employer. We have been recognized with a variety of awards over the years for the work we do, as well as our environmental leadership as an organization.

We are proud of the many ways our employees contribute to their community inside and outside of work. Our employees are actively involved with and assist organizations such as the United Way, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Mustard Seed.

Total Compensation Package

In addition to industry-appropriate pay, you can look forward to the following benefits while working at the CRD:*

  • Comprehensive extended health and dental coverage for employees and their families through Pacific Blue Cross.
  • Flexible work models including:
    • Hybrid work-from-home arrangements that blend in-office and remote working to support employees through greater flexibility in where they choose to work.
    • Earned Time Off plans in which employees can elect to work additional time to be banked and taken as paid time off at a future, mutually agreed upon time.
    • Compressed work weeks (four 10-hour days per week instead of five 8-hour days per week) for many work units where remote work is not possible.
    • Individual arrangements for adjustments to start/end times, job-sharing, phased retirement, etc.
    • Deferred Salary Leave allows employees the option to defer a portion of their salary to self-fund a future leave of absence of up to one year.
  • Annual paid time off for vacation (starting at 3 weeks), sick leave, as well as paid time to attend to personal, emergency, and family matters.
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan that provides a reliable retirement income and helps employees achieve financial security for themselves and their loved ones upon retirement.
  • Maternity leave top-up for new mothers.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program provides employees and their families with free access to safe, confidential, and professional resources to help navigate personal matters such as finances, relationships, retirement, and health concerns, just to name a few.
  • Reimbursement of professional membership fees.
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
  • Annual student bursary program to support the children of CRD employees with their post-secondary journey.
  • Long-term-disability and life insurance provides financial assistance to employees and their loved ones in the event of the unthinkable.

*Benefits packages vary based on employment status (regular or auxiliary) and labour representation (ie: the benefit plan for unionized employees differs from the plan for employees in positions excluded from union membership under the BC Labour Code). This list is intended to be a summary for recruitment purposes only and is not exhaustive. For a complete understanding of the CRD’s total compensation package please contact Human Resources.

Health and Safety

We value a workplace that's safe and secure. As an organization, this means designing, implementing and managing our work to promote healthy and safe working conditions and attitudes as integral to everything we do.

This commitment includes a comprehensive safety plan to mitigate the spread of communicable diseases such as COVID-19, and to ensure safety is part of our corporate culture.

Through the active participation and co-operation of management, supervisors, workers and joint occupational health and safety committees, the CRD is proud to participate in the Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program.

Employers receive COR certification when they implement an occupational health and safety management system that has successfully passed an external audit and met WorkSafeBC's standards. As an employer, the CRD received COR certification in 2021 in recognition of our efforts to proactively improve workplace safety and our commitment to going above and beyond what is legally required.

Award-Winning Team

These are just some of the awards we have received in recognition of our commitment to an outstanding workplace and service excellence:

  • Canada’s Greenest Employer Award
  • COR Safety Certificate of Recognition
  • BC Municipal Safety Association Awards
  • United Way of Greater Victoria "Thanks a Million" Award (CRD and CUPE 1978)
  • Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators – Professional Development Award for the CRD’s Organizational Development Plan
  • Planning Institute of BC - Gold Award for Excellence in Planning Practice (City and Urban Areas) for the CRD’s People Power initiative
  • BC Water & Waste Association - Outstanding Contribution for a Group or Organization Award
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week Team Champions Award
  • Government Finance Officers Association of BC - Financial Innovation Award for the Capital Regional Hospital District’s Summit at Quadra Village project
  • Government Finance Officers Association of US & Canada "Triple Crown" (Excellence in Financial Reporting, Popular Annual Financial Reporting, and Distinguished Budget Presentation awards)

Great Place to Live and Play

greatplace-liveplayWorking for the Capital Regional District means living in a region known for its beauty, climate, recreational activities and lifestyle. Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands offer spectacular experiences from beachcombing at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, to walking among old growth rainforests, or taking part in a vibrant arts and culture scene. Our region is a great place to live, work, play and create year-round.

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