Surrey – The City of Surrey has been selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for the eighth consecutive year. The City of Surrey is the only municipality in British Columbia to be recognized with this distinction in 2019.
“With 16 per cent of the City of Surrey’s full-time employees under the age of 30, we recognize the importance of developing young employees within the organization and helping them build and advance their careers,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “By investing in future generations, we will leave a positive legacy and ensure a bright future in our Surrey communities.”
Now in its 17th year, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition that recognizes employers offering the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers.
NOTE: One item not emphasized in this report, is the cost of living let alone the cost of housing.
The City of Surrey was selected based on programs and initiatives offered to attract and retain younger workers. Highlights include:
- Offering a 2-year Emerging Leaders program to provide high potential employees with training, education, work experience and self-development opportunities
- Developing a Surrey Leadership Youth Council to engage youth in social and community planning
- Helping students gain career-level experience through co-op placements and a technical student program, offering opportunities in a variety of fields including engineering, water and sewer planning, media design and information systems (to name a few)
Get more information about Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.