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Benefits of Working at BVC

Changing the world doesn’t mean sacrifice.

ChildcareWork/Life Balance
Bow Valley College values work/life balance and offers above average vacation entitlements, commensurate with your position and years of service at the College. In addition, we have 13 statutory holidays per year and are closed from Christmas to New Years, which means that you will be on leave during this time - with pay! 

Health SpendingProfessional Development
We value lifelong learning and we live this out every day by offering our employees opportunities to take courses at the College free of charge, as long as they are relevant to their job. For those non-related, but definitely interesting courses, you may enroll if there is room in the course. This will be a taxable benefit, resulting in a minimum adjustment on your annual T4. We also provide workshops, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.

InsuranceExcellent Medical & Dental Coverage
Right from your first day of employment. And it’s flexible, allowing you to coordinate with your partner/spouse. Need just a little coverage? Select “Opt-down” and receive a reduced coverage plus cash back on your pay cheque. Want maximum benefits? Select the “Opt-up” coverage. If you don’t need benefits at all, we’ll pay you a portion of the premiums we would have paid on your behalf, in lieu of benefits.

Health and DentalHealth Spending Account
In addition, we provide a Health Spending Account to cover those extra costs that everyone seems to incur. This can be used for anything that would normally be covered under medical and dental insurance. It can be used to cover the costs of extra glasses, contacts and paramedical practitioners, such as chiropractors and physiotherapists. It can also be used to reimburse you for the premiums you pay for the extended health and dental plans.

Professional DevelopmentPension Plan
Permanent employees become part of the Public Service Pension Plan, which means that you contribute a portion of your paycheck and the College matches it. What a great way to save for your retirement. In addition, PSPP has transferability agreements with other public pension plans, so if you are currently contributing to another fund you may be able to transfer your service and pension.


Professional Development

Child Care Options
There is daycare available for the children of staff and students. While it is currently full, you can be put on the waitlist for when openings become available. 

VacationInsurance Coverage
As a BVC employee, you qualify for reduced rates on your home and auto insurance with RBC Insurance. This comes with a 60-day guarantee and could apply to your spouse and children as well. You could also be eligible for additional discounts.


New Fitness Facility
A new fitness facility opened in January 2016 and will be available to all BVC staff for $10.00 per month. 

Anytime Fitness
Bow Valley College and Anytime Fitness have partnered to provide a reduced gym membership rate. For $49 per month on a one-year contract with no enrollment fees, all employees have access its two Calgary locations and one in Airdrie. 
718 - 8th Avenue SW, Calgary  •  1222 - 1st Street SW, Calgary  •  122 - 85 Railway Ave, Airdrie

Bow Valley College Human Resources information:

AUPE Collective Agreement - July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Bow Valley College Faculty Association Agreement