Why Work for BC Hydro

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One of B.C.'s Top Employers

For the third straight year, BC Hydro has been recognized as one of B.C.'s Top Employers.

We're also proud to have been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the third year in a row.

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Exceptional people, exceptional values

At BC Hydro, we're not just committed to providing reliable power, at low cost, for generations. We also help exceptional people realize their potential, rewarding them with opportunity and challenge.

We provide our employees with meaningful and challenging work, responsive management, opportunities for advancement and a comprehensive rewards package based on a healthy work/life balance. And we emphasize our core values of safety, integrity, ingenuity, teamwork and accountability.

Career development and advancement opportunities

We offer employees a wealth of learning and development opportunities. It’s about getting the right people, with the right skills, values and motivation, in the right jobs. 

We engrain our learning strategy and standards into our company culture, through:

  • In-house training, tuition and accreditation support
  • Rotations, job shadowing, mentoring and coaching
  • Career and succession planning
  • Comprehensive leadership programs

And BC Hydro is an innovative company. We offer employees the opportunity to work on exciting, leading-edge projects that contribute to the growth of our province. Our conservation initiatives are world renowned and our engineering work is unprecedented in B.C

Employee benefits

We’re proud of our reputation as a company that provides excellent employee compensation and benefits programs, and we give employees the opportunity to shape their benefits plans to their individual needs.
We offer generous vacation and personal days, quality on-site amenities, disability income, life insurance, health and vision care, and dental benefits.

Wellness programs and resources

Our comprehensive employee wellness and family assistance program helps employees balance work and personal responsibilities. And when extra help is needed, we offer invaluable assistance and resources.
Support services include counseling, health coaching, legal and financial support, nutrition and naturopathic services, and family planning. Flexible work schedules and return-to-work programs are also available.

Retirement and financial benefits

We help employees prepare for retirement with liberal contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and a phased-in retirement work option that allows employees to gradually decrease their hours.

Get to know BC Hydro better

  • Quick Facts [PDF, 347 KB] on our operating statistics, generating capacity and more.
  • Our Annual Report discusses our financial and operational highlights as well as performance results across the three bottom lines: environmental, social and economic.
  • Our Service Plan outlines the results BC Hydro expects to achieve, along with how we expect to attain these results.