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We believe our highly skilled workforce is our most valuable asset, and we are committed to helping our employees achieve a healthy, balanced life. Voted BC’s Top Employer for 2021, here is just a snapshot what we can offer you!

Work Life Balance

BCIT employees enjoy a workweek of 35 hours or less. We may support numerous alternative work options, which may include telecommuting and compressed workweeks.


The minimum annual paid vacation allotment for employees is three weeks, and all faculty members are entitled to up to nine weeks’ paid vacation every year.

Professional Development

BCIT is committed to your pursuit of lifelong learning and career development. Investing in our people is investing in the success of BCIT.

Our employees may annually obtain funds for professional development and can take advantage of free BCIT part-time courses. In addition, we offer a whole host of in-house workshops in business skills, teaching skills, leadership development, software and health & wellness.

Health & Wellness

BCIT believes that an investment in the health and well-being of our employees is integral to our success and ongoing prosperity. We work with our employees to identify and address leading health and well-being issues at all levels.

Some highlights:

  • “Speak up, Speak Out” mental health awareness and training program
  • “Not Myself Today” employee program
  • Free short-term counselling through Homewood Health
  • Annual Pink Shirt Day (anti-bullying) campaign
  • Onsite fitness facility offering free employee access and daily fitness classes
  • Tennis and racquet ball courts, climbing wall, running track, and boxing studio at the Burnaby Campus
  • Quiet Room for meditation and religious observance
  • Indigenous Services Sweat Lodge
  • Free regular health kiosks offer health risk profiles with a registered nurse
  • Safety Wise program

Employee Excellence

Each year we celebrate our employees’ achievements, recognizing the remarkable efforts of our employees in areas such as teaching, research, and leadership at the BCIT Employee Excellence Awards. We recently added the Wellbeing Champion Award to recognize employees whose actions helped promote positive mental health, reduce stigma, ease distress, and foster interpersonal connections.

Years of Service Program

The Years of Service program has been designed to recognize and honour employees celebrating service milestones of 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40+ years of service. In addition to being honoured at the department level with a certificate, eligible employees receive a plaque and may choose to be recognized through a celebratory video in the spring of each year.

Other Perks

Other benefits include a defined benefit pension plan, and maternity and parental leave top-ups. We also offer licensed childcare facilities at our main campus in Burnaby.

Total Compensation Package

Working at BCIT is more than just a paycheque!

In addition to generous vacation entitlements, BCIT makes financial investments—exceeding 20% of your total salary—in your health and welfare, income protection, and retirement.

Not only that, it’s a great place to work.