Why Work for the City of Prince Rupert:
City employees believe that providing quality government services to fellow citizens is the most satisfying work anyone could choose to do. The City knows you have many options, whether you are just beginning your career, seeking a second career or just looking for a new challenge. We are always interested in talking with people who want to be part of a government that is moving forward in many ways. The City strives to provide a competitive, comprehensive compensation package that will attract and retain the brightest and best.
Our salary levels are generally competitive with the private sector and are reviewed periodically. The majority of City employees are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. The City pays bi-weekly on Friday; automatic deposit is mandatory.
The City of Prince Rupert offers a comprehensive benefit package through Manulife Financial. Benefits include Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Extended Health Care, Dental Care and Long Term Disability. There is also a Pension Plan for regular full-time employees. Compared to other organizations, the City’s plan is one of the most generous because the City pays for the premium for both the benefit package and your BC Medical Services Plan. Also, employees, their qualifying spouse or domestic partner, and qualifying dependents are eligible for insurance coverage. Furthermore, employees are covered for injuries that occur while carrying out the function of their employment
Pan Employee and Family Assistance Program (FAP) is available for employees and their families requiring confidential counseling services through North Coast Assessment and Referral Services.
Employees accumulate paid sick leave. Sick Leave provisions are provided for absences from work by virtue of being sick or disabled. There is a paid vacation and public holiday entitlement, and leave of absence entitlement in such events as jury duty, maternity leave, etc.
Paid Training and Development:
It is the practice of the City of Prince Rupert to promote the continuing education of our employees, and to encourage employes to upgrade their skills at every opportunity. The City provides financial assistance to qualifying employees wishing to grow with us.
Advancement within the City:
With increased skills and experience during your time with the City, you have more opportunity for advancement with the City. The City of Prince Rupert prefers the internal promotion of its employees. All vacant positions are posted for 7 calendar days on internal Notice Boards. If no one is qualified for the position internally, the position then goes to the public.
Thank you for considering a career with the City of Prince Rupert.