BCI Recognized Again As One of British Columbia’s Top Employers and One of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers

February 16, 2021

Victoria, British Columbia – BCI is pleased to be recognized as one of British Columbia’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for the second consecutive year. The awards are part of Mediacorp Canada Inc.’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which again named BCI one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in November.

The recipients of the competition for British Columbia’s Top Employers were released today with a special feature published in the Vancouver Sun together with key reasons for selection. Being named to this list for the second consecutive year reflects BCI’s continued dedication to foster a great work environment. As an active in-house asset manager, BCI depends on the specialized skills and expertise of its people to successfully execute its world-class investment strategies and fulfill client needs.

“This recognition is particularly special for us because British Columbia is at the heart of our purpose,” said Norine Hale, BCI’s executive vice president, human resources. “Not only is our workforce concentrated in Victoria and Vancouver – we are the leading provider of investment management services to the province’s public sector and have many ties to the community.”

In response to the pandemic, BCI added extra supports for its workforce and took action to give back to the local community. Existing employee programs and benefits that could be delivered remotely continued, while new initiatives were adapted and advanced to support well-being and performance outside of the office. BCI also provided a corporate donation of $75,000 to the Rapid Relief Fund in recognition of its workforce’s community spirit, while employees raised $50,000 for special initiatives through the United Way of Greater Victoria.

Earlier this month, BCI was also recognized as one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers. The editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers evaluate each employer in terms of the programs and initiatives they have to help employees balance work and family commitments. BCI supports employees and their families through comprehensive benefits, parental leave, and flexible work options.

“The impacts of COVID-19 magnified the importance of sustaining strong corporate cultures that prioritize the health and wellbeing of both employees and their families,” Hale added. “We are proud of our commitment and continued work in this space.”

Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals, reaching over 15 million Canadians each year. This is the second time that BCI has applied.

Applicants for Canada’s Top 100 Employers project are evaluated using eight criteria[1] and are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking human resources programs and initiatives.


Ben O’Hara-Byrne, Senior Manager, External Stakeholder Engagement

778-410-7310 | communication@bci.ca

[1] (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Communications; (3) Financial Benefits & Compensation; (4) Health & Family-Friendly Benefits; (5) Vacation & Personal Time-Off; (6) Employee Engagement & Performance; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.