Seeking a job that will make you want to get out of bed in the morning? The following companies are great ones to consider, and although they all differ in industries, one thing that they have in common is that they are all from Vancouver.
BBTV is taking over the digital world as a media company and “smart” broadcaster through its multi-platform network headquartered in Vancouver. Who wouldn’t want to help grow YouTube networks or work with brands like the NBA and Huffington Post?
This mega athletic apparel brand captures the West Coast vibe by combining fashion and lifestyle. Inner yogis welcome.
14 Vancouver Canucks
It doesn’t get more fast-paced then working at a hockey game! Whether you’re a Canucks fan or were born to make an impact in the hospitality industry there’s an off-ice position at Rogers Arena for you.
13 City of Vancouver
You can’t get anymore civic than by working for the city you live in. If you want to make a difference in your own community check out the positions in different departments at the City of Vancouver from Engineering Services to Community & Social Development.
12 BC Hydro
If you’re a recent grad looking for hands-on work check out our Crown electric utility – BC Hydro and Power Authority. Your skills will be put to the test to help operate the province’s vast energy infrastructure and network which includes hydroelectric facilities, natural gas-fueled thermal plants, transmission & distribution lines and more.
Set your goals on a mammoth national telecom like Telus which was originally based in Edmonton before merging with BC Tel in 1999. Telus is investing $4.5 billion in infrastructure in B.C. by 2019 which means a lot of jobs!
Check out their cool headquarters: http://www.officemb.ca/work/telus-garden/
Nothing says fulfilling like a clothing-cooperative which is known for pursuing environmental protection. Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) was founded in Vancouver back in 1971 and is now a staple outdoor recreation gear and apparel seller across the country.
They had me at hazelnut Hedgehogs. We mean, c’mon. Who wouldn’t want to work at a chocolatier factory in Vancouver? Purdy’s Chocolates was founded in 1907 on Robson Street and has retail outlets all over BC, Alberta and Ontario.
Saje Natural Wellness is a true Vancouver-based success story as it’s in the middle of major national and international expansion. Essential oils for everyone!
7 Cactus Club
We take our casual dining experience seriously right? So do Cactus Club Café and Head Chef Rob Feenie. Blackened Creole Chicken and an ugly wheat ale (or two), please.
6 Coast Capital
Coast Capital Savings Credit Union is a member-owned financial services co-op currently with 50 or so branches across BC. With growing membership, assets and staffing, the new state-of-the-art Surrey head office located next to King George Skytrain Station boasts 185,000 square feet. It includes a day-care centre and yoga studio!
5 Oakwyn Realty
Oakwyn Realty is full of self-proclaimed real estate nerds. We say that in the best way possible. If you take pride in your work and want to be an industry leader in service, a progressively cool brokerage like Oakwyn is a perfect fit.
Respect Your Universe, and make way for tech apparel. With millions of dollars invested and more locations set for BC, Ontario and California, RYU Apparel is creating an athletic tech brand for the masses. They’re the best in the world – literally – winning the WGSN Futures Award for ‘Best Store’ in 2016.
You know what’s cool? 15 million users and 1000 employees, and growing. That’s where Hootsuite, the social media management platform is. The only question is are you going where it’s headed?
Nestled in Burnaby sits the Electronic Arts Canada campus. It boasts being the largest and most successful studio in the “history of interactive gaming”. Game on!
Because there’s no better feeling than being your own BO$$! Take it from us.
Did we miss any? Let us know!
By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch