A financial institution based in the qathet region receives recognition


First Credit Union has been recognized as one of British Columbia’s Top Employers for 2022 by MediaCorp Canada, organizer of the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition.

Receiving this award celebrates the credit union’s ongoing efforts to foster a healthy, vibrant and engaged workforce, according to a press release from First Credit Union (FCU).

“This award belongs to our team,” said Linda Bowyer, CEO of First Credit Union. “Being honored as BC’s Top Employer recognizes the great benefits and support offered by First Credit Union, but it’s our employees who make this company an amazing place to work, with their commitment to our members, communities we serve and each other. Our employees take great pride in working here, knowing that the work they do every day contributes to the well-being of our communities.

Now in its 17th year, the competition recognizes B.C. employers who are at the forefront of their industry by providing exceptional workplaces, according to the release. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which organizations offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

First Credit Union stands out as a top employer due to a supportive work atmosphere, tailored social, financial and family benefits, as well as opportunities for training and skills development and community involvement, says the press release.

“As a financial cooperative, we are a people-centric organization,” said FCU Charlene Reinisch, vice president of human resources and governance. “We are grateful to be recognized for having a culture of extraordinary employee experience, inclusiveness and caring for one another.”

First Credit Union’s rewards profile page is available at reviews.canadastop100.com/top-employer-first-credit-union. To see the full list of winners, go to canadastop100.com/bc/.

According to the release, First Credit Union is a values-based financial cooperative serving the needs of more than 15,000 members in Powell River, Texada Island, Courtenay, Cumberland, Union Bay, Bowser, Hornby Island and Bowen Island.


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