UNBC named one of British Columbia’s top employers

UNBC earned a spot on Mediacorp's Top Employers in British Columbia list for a 10th time.

February 13, 2024
In the foreground snow covered branches, in the background, the UNBC library in winter
UNBC offers employees tuition waivers, top ups for parental leaves and discounted memberships at the Northern Sport Centre.

Prince George, B.C. – Make it 10 times that the University of Northern British Columbia has been ranked among the top employers in British Columbia.

This year, Mediacorp’s Top Employers in British Columbia contest is recognizing UNBC for its new off-campus workplace location program which provides flexibility for some employees to work at alternate work sites, including from home. The University is also cited for providing outstanding educational opportunities for employees, offering perks such as tuition waivers for employees and their family members.

“UNBC thrives on the collective efforts of our faculty and staff, who come together daily to foster an enriching environment for teaching, research, and meaningful partnerships," says UNBC President Dr. Geoff Payne. “Being recognized once again as a leading employer in B.C. underscores the sustained dedication of our exceptional team.”

The competition is open to all employers with a head office or principal place of business in British Columbia. UNBC first earned a spot on the list in 2012 and has now made the grade on 10 different occasions.

“UNBC’s outstanding faculty and staff are integral to fulfilling the University’s mission to Ignite, Inspire and Lead Change,” says Vice-President Finance and Administration Rahim Somani. “We are grateful for the dedication of all UNBC employees who work every day to build a community where we strive to provide the best possible learning and working environment for everyone.”

The evaluation process considers criteria such as the physical workplace, work atmosphere, health and family benefits, vacation policies, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.