Columbia Power Corporation has been named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2016.

Columbia Power named one of BC’s top employers

Columbia Power Corporation has been named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2016 for a third consecutive year.

Columbia Power Corporation has been named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2016. This is the third consecutive year Columbia Power has been honoured with this award that identifies the company as one of the province’s best places to work.

Now entering its 12th year, BC’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes BC employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

“We are honoured to be recognized as one of BC’s top employers for the third consecutive year,” said Frank Marino, director of human resources and corporate services for Columbia Power, in a press release. “We value our employees and are committed to providing a satisfying work environment and meaningful benefits to ensure we can recruit and retain excellent staff.”

Employers are evaluated using the same eight criteria that the editors use in the national competition: physical workplace, work atmosphere and social, health, financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.

Columbia Power was selected as one of BC’s Top Employers this year because the company “supports new moms with generous maternity top-up payments (to 85% of salary for 17 weeks) and follows up with parental leave top-up payments (to 75% for 35 weeks)” and “also extends its parental leave top program to new fathers and adoptive parents (to 75% for 35 weeks).”

The company also received the award because its “head office employees are surrounded by great mountain views and enjoy easy access to an incredible array of recreational activities when not at work, including golfing, cycling, canoeing, fishing, hiking and swimming.”

Columbia Power has 50 employees and provided the equivalent of 1,200 jobs through the construction of the Arrow Lakes Generating Station and Brilliant Expansion Generating Station near Castlegar, and the Waneta Expansion Generating Station near Trail.

 

Just Posted

Castlegar pastors find life in wheelchair a challenge

The men found the obstacles were both physical and mental.

Columbia Avenue paving scheduled for weekend

Paving on Castlegar’s main thoroughfare will take place in a few days, weather permitting.

Tour company plans shuttle service to Kelowna for stranded travellers

SMT Kootenay wants to help travellers get in and out of ‘Cancelgar’ in winter months

Castlegar library offering free radon detectors

Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer and Castlegar has one of the highest levels in B.C.

PLACE NAMES: Cancelgar

Reliability issues at the regional airport resulted in a creative if unflattering nickname

Josie Hotel will be ready on opening day, says management

West Kootenay’s first ski-in, ski-out boutique hotel to open this month

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

B.C. teacher’s Amazing Race takes students on Canada-wide adventure

Agassiz high school students say they had the experience of a life time

Don’t sign USMCA until LGBTQ language excised, U.S. lawmakers urge Trump

The trade agreement, forged after 13 months of tense negotiations between Canada and the U.S. is scheduled for Nov. 30

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Vice-President Mike Pence told reporters that ‘the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was an atrocity.’

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Most Read