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Benefits & Compensation

We recognize our employees with compensation packages that include competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and one of the best pension plans in the country, as well as programs that support employee wellness and work-life balance.

BC Housing offers a Flexible Benefits Program that lets eligible employees choose coverage options that work best for them and their families. The plan includes routine dental, restorative dental, orthodontics, vision care, traditional medicine coverage, alternative medicine coverage, massage therapy, acupuncture, medical equipment and supplies and travel insurance. Employees may also receive a health spending account that can be used towards additional extended health and dental costs.

We also offer an extensive Employee and Family Assistance Program, a service that provides confidential, professional assistance to employees and their families to resolve problems that affect their personal well-being.

Employee Benefits

Depending on employee status, BC Housing employees are eligible for a range of benefits under our benefit plan. Your spouse and dependent children are also eligible for coverage under some of the benefit plans as soon as you become an eligible employee.

We are also proud to offer a Flexible Benefits Program. This Program enables every eligible employee to choose the coverage options that work best for you and your family. The Flexible Benefits Program also includes a provision for you to potentially have a Health Spending Account. You can use any amounts in the account towards additional reimbursement for eligible healthcare expenses not otherwise covered under your group benefits plan.

Employee Benefit Eligibility Flexible Benefit Options
BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)
Provides full subsidy for the monthly cost of the government medical plan.
✔ All regular employees and some seasonal employees  
Extended Health and Dental
Provides coverage for dentistry work and to reimburse for services not covered by the BC MSP or Pharmacare plan.
✔ All regular employees and some seasonal employees  ✔
Short Term Illness and Injury 
Pays for a portion of wages to protect your economic security during periods of short-term illness or injury. 
✔ All regular employees  
Long Term Disability 
Provides comprehensive coverage if you become unable to work due to an injury or illness. 
✔ All regular employees
Group Life Insurance 
Provides 24/7 life insurance coverage for yourself that is payable to a beneficiary of your choice.
✔ All regular employees and some seasonal employees
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance 
Provides 24/7 accidental death life insurance for yourself that is payable to a beneficiary of your choice. There are also pay outs provided in the event of major physical injury caused by an accident.
✔ All regular employees and some seasonal employees
Optional Spouse and Dependent Coverage 
Provides 24/7 life insurance coverage in the event of a death of spouse or dependent child payable to the employee.
✔ All regular employees
Public Service Pension Plan 
A generous defined-benefit pension plan with matched contributions that provides income at retirement. 
✔ All regular employees and short-term and seasonal employees who qualify  
Employee and Family Assistance Program 
Offers confidential counseling services to assist employees and their families to resolve personal difficulties. 
✔ All employees