This web page is for incoming employees to help you make a smooth transition to the CRD. We are looking forward to your first day at the CRD! If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development by email or phone 250.360.3069.


To get everything ready for your first day at the CRD, we ask that you complete and send in the following forms to Human Resources and Organizational Development as soon as possible by email or by Fax 250.360.3076. 

New Employee Welcome

All new employees are required to attend the New Employee Welcome program, held in the Training Room at 625 Fisgard every Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 11:30 AM.  You should plan to attend on the first Tuesday after you start work – please confirm with your supervisor on your first day.


If you’re eligible for benefits, your welcome email will ask you to complete your benefit enrollment forms and bring them to the New Employee Welcome.  HR staff will be on hand at the end of the session to help you apply for the coverage that is right for you. Select a tab below to get started.

Benefit Information for the CRD-CUPE Local 1978 Group

Benefit Information for CRD Exempt (Non-Unionized) Employees

USW Local 1-1937 Benefit Enrolment Forms

  • Benefits Summary (PDF) – this brochure gives you a summary of our benefit plan, including eligibility, waiting periods and costs. For more details, consult the plan booklets listed below.
  • Pacific Blue Cross Enrolment (PDF) – complete this form to enroll in the USW extended health and dental benefits. Disregard the beneficiary section of this form.
  • USW Health and Welfare Plan Enrollment – you’ll receive a copy of this form at the New Employee Welcome session
  • IWA Forest Industry Pension and LTD Enrollment – you’ll receive a copy of this form at the New Employee Welcome session

Benefit Plan Booklets and Additional Information

Get to Know the CRD

We are excited to welcome you to the CRD and are committed to helping you succeed as a CRD employee. Below are some useful resources to review before you start.

The CRD is a dynamic organization dedicated to the effective and efficient delivery of services. Learn more about us:

We deliver services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Learn more about what we do and the region we serve:

There is always a lot going on at the CRD. We invite you to connect with us on social media to learn about current activities and how we engage with local residents:

What to Expect

We know that the first day can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to expect. The following checklist is a discussion tool for you and your new manager/supervisor to help ensure your first day runs smoothly.

You can expect the following activities during your first week at the CRD:

  • Meet with your Manager/Supervisor to:
    • Get an overview of your role
    • Discuss how your role connects to the CRD’s strategic plans and service mandate
    • Review your onboarding and orientation plan
    • Get answers to your questions about working at the CRD
    • Review key policies and procedures
  • Have a safety orientation (and equipment/training) specific to your role and location
  • Meet and start to build relationships with your co-workers and key contacts
  • Tour the facility and receive building access card/keys/codes as needed
  • Learn about basic systems (i.e. phone set up, computer access)
  • Find out how to access tools, resources, policies and procedures to help you get up to speed quickly – including New Employee Onboarding Resources
  • Benefits Orientation with Human Resources and Organizational Development staff, as applicable