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Compensation and Benefit Packages

The City of Richmond is committed to being an employer of choice by offering competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives.

We take an active role in ensuring our employees have a healthy work/life balance by giving them the tools, resources and materials to achieve excellence in both their professional and personal development.

Compensation and benefit packages that vary depending upon employee group (whether you are hired into one of our non-union or unionized groups) and status (full-time, part-time, temporary, or casual/auxiliary).

Most packages include:

At the City of Richmond, we value providing competitive pay. By blending negotiation and comprehensive job market research, we ensure that our salaries and pay methods remain competitive externally while maintaining equity within our team.

  • Medical Services Plan
  • Extended Health
  • Dental
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Corporate Wellness Program
  • Vacation
  • Statutory Holidays
  • Various Leaves (Maternity, Paternity, etc)
  • Compressed work week
  • Hybrid work

The City of Richmond provides a defined benefit pension plan for its employees through the Pension Corporation of BC.

The pension amount is based on the number of years an employee made contributions to the plan and the average of their highest five years of salary. It is not dependent on the contribution amount or on the performance of the plan’s assets.

This ensures that the pension is predictable and is not based entirely on the economic conditions that existed during the employee’s working lifetime, nor at their time of retirement.

More information on the plan can be found here: www.mpp.pensionsbc.ca

The City of Richmond emphasizes values-based high performance and continuous improvement, investing significantly in the learning and development of its workforce.

The People Development team within HR is dedicated to enabling and empowering individuals in their developmental journeys to achieve their full potential. Operating under guiding principles such as inclusivity, innovation, and lifelong learning, the team collaborates with the workforce to design and deliver needs-based programs, aiming to enable behavioral change aligned with the City’s vision. The People Development team’s initiatives span areas such as corporate training, onboarding, leadership development, ePerformance, career development, and succession management.

  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Accidental Death & Disability
  • Employee parking
  • Professional fees
  • Carpooling
  • City Vehicles
  • Staff Bicycle Use
  • Fitness Centre