Looking for work that is meaningful, reflects your values and supports your professional and life goals? You’ll find it at the City of Coquitlam, recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for six years in a row.
Serving a population of more than 150,000, the City of Coquitlam employs more than 1,900 people in a wide variety of jobs, including recreation leaders, technology, trades, customer service, fitness instructors, administration, planners, building officials, bylaw enforcement and other fields.
Coquitlam considers employees as partners in delivering quality services to the community.
In addition to job-specific training, Coquitlam supports employees in achieving their professional goals with opportunities such as:
Coquitlam’s salaries and benefits are competitive among Metro Vancouver local governments. Eligible employees are enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan.
Coquitlam promotes a team environment through social and recognition events, book clubs, charitable work, pop-up wellness activities, mentorship opportunities, interdepartmental collaboration and more.
Coquitlam takes measurable action on issues that matter.
Coquitlam uses equitable hiring practices and strives to employ a diverse workforce, with work underway to update the City’s Strategic Recruitment and Retention Plan with a stronger focus on equity, diversity and inclusion.
Applicants who need assistance or an accommodation are encouraged to email Human Resources or phone 604-927-3070 for confidential support.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Reconciliation are two key focuses for Coquitlam, embedded in the annual Business Plan that guides all City work.
Dedicated staff and resources ensure both of these priorities are reflected in civic employee training and the City’s decision-making, work, language and services to the community. New training and resources have been developed with a focus on EDI and reconciliation.
As an employer, Coquitlam is committed to creating safe spaces for all, including members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. This includes providing training and resources regarding gender diversity, ally-ship and inclusive language. Other supports include an internal Transition Policy and Trans-Inclusion Guidelines.
Coquitlam is committed to accessibility and delivering facilities, programs, plans and services for people of all ages and abilities. The City’s Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee also helps keep accessibility at the forefront of City services.
Coquitlam is taking steps to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable with activities including:
Coquitlam recognizes that engaged, happy employees have a life outside of work.
Coquitlam was among the first B.C. local governments to develop an ongoing, formal voluntary hybrid-work program for those not required to be on-site daily, including:
Regular full time employees have the option of accruing extra work time toward additional paid days off throughout the year.
Coquitlam accommodates personal leave requirements with family sick days, sick leave for a spouse’s serious illness, flexible work hours and options, and compassionate leave.
Coquitlam employees are encouraged to develop creative approaches to improve efficiency and service-delivery, and to respond effectively to emerging problems. Much of this work is supported by the Business Improvement Committee.
Some of the other innovative programs and work that has earned Coquitlam recognition:
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