5 of the best employers for young people in BC are hiring and some are paying up to $162,000

Say goodbye to that manager you just don’t get along with and hello to a thriving work environment.

The winners of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People competitions were advertised on the Canada’s Top 100 Employers website and in their magazine, co-published with The Globe and Mail.

They looked at employers across the country, based on how well they “attract and retain young workers,” their website says.

They considered programs and benefits such as tuition assistance, mentorship, training management, and other initiatives that could attract younger employees. They also took into account “the average age of employees at each employer to better understand the composition and profile of their workforce,” they said.

British Columbia has a total of 14 employers on this list of winners, so get your resume out because they’re out there!

Ausenco Engineering Canada

The Canada’s Top 100 website says this British Columbia company is giving three weeks of paid vacation after just one year on the job. If that doesn’t convince you, they also won because they give scholarships and have programs for scholars to gain work experience.

BC Hydro

BC Hydro made the list of winners because they focus on employee well-being, doing things like “regular campaigns and lifestyle challenges to encourage healthy behaviors throughout the year, and a volunteer network of health and wellness representatives,” the website says.

They also have a pension plan, benefits and great vacations.

University of British Columbia

The university encourages employees to take care of their physical and mental health with activities and programs. They also offer flexible working options for parents.

Perkins&Will Canada Architects

Here, employees receive a health and wellness budget each year. The company also “invests in continuing professional development with grants for courses related and not directly related to an employee’s current position,” the website says.

DLA Piper (Canada)

This law firm holds several seminars for summer students and provides on-the-job training and mentorship to students and recent graduates. They also have a good retirement plan to help employees prepare for the future.

West Fraser Woods

Employees may have the option of a stock purchase plan here. The company also supports the environment with a tree planting initiative and donates to charity.

British Columbia Public Service

This organization works a lot with the community, in charity events and fundraisers. They also have “an in-house Learning Center with a dedicated Indigenous Learning House, providing resources to support employees on their reconciliation journey,” according to the website.

City of Surrey

The City of Surrey has an Inclusive Employer Awards Program which provides residents with work opportunities and inclusive leisure venues.

Mott MacDonald Canada

As a top employer for young people, Mott MacDonald has a whole portal dedicated to wellness. They have resources to keep employees healthy and have great bonuses to offer.


This employer emphasizes being an anti-racist organization and providing mental health support. They even offer employees the opportunity to “become owners through a stock purchase plan available to everyone,” the website says.

Providence Healthcare

The free time employees get here is the main reason they earn. They benefit from 18 paid sick days per year. They also offer mental health resources to keep employees in good spirits.

SAP Canada

This company is fully remote, which allows more flexibility for employees. They also cover things like fertility treatments and provide adoption grants.

Telus Communications

Telus offers employees other work options, such as working from home. Their headquarters in Vancouver has amazing outdoor gardens for people to enjoy as well.

Teak Resources

This company strives to prepare its employees for the future, with a retirement plan and practical help. They also support employees who take courses and training outside the company.

Margie D. Carlisle