THE City of Surrey has been named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, which recognizes employers who lead the nation in attracting, retaining and developing younger employees. This is the 10th consecutive year that the City has been recognized with this award.
Now in its 19th 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. Winners of the competition are chosen by the editorial team at the Canada’s Top Employers project on the basis of the programs and initiatives they offer to attract and retain younger workers.
“Attracting and developing diverse young talent is critical to the future growth of Surrey and we are honoured to be recognized for our efforts to make the City of Surrey a great place to work for young people,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum on Tuesday. “The City’s commitment to developing the next generation continues to be a top priority for us as we build Surrey into a vibrant metropolitan centre.”
The City of Surrey says it aims to attract the best, retain and develop its people while fostering a safe, engaging and desirable workplace. To accomplish this, City provides a number of programs and initiatives to support young people in their career growth. These initiatives include:
- An extensive learning and development program that seeks to create transformational experiences for staff.
- Temporary job opportunities such as co-op placements, internships and summer job opportunities for people to gain valuable skills and work experiences.
- A two-year Emerging Leaders program to provide high potential employees with training, education, work experience and self-development opportunities.
- Employee wellness programs that support the physical and mental wellbeing of employees.
For information on a career with the City, visit www.surrey.ca/careers.