Working at VCC

People Services Mission Statement

Through collaboration with employees, we provide the services and leadership for employees to succeed and the College to be competitive. We fulfill four distinct roles: strategic partner, administrative expert, employee champion and change agent.

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Benefits and contracts

VCC employees are governed by college policies and the Code of Ethics. Information regarding the terms of employment for all employee groups are listed below:

Instructors, librarians, and counsellors are covered by the Vancouver Community College Faculty Association (VCCFA) Collective Agreement. For more information contact People Services advisor.

Support staff are covered by the CUPE Local 4627 Staff Collective Agreement. For more information contact People Services advisor.

For more information about the coverage for Administrators (excluded VCC employees) please contact Elaine Pedersen, Director, Recruitment and People Development.


All plans that are provided through an insurer are also governed by insurance contracts. The College supports input from the Benefits Committee which consists of representatives from each of the employee groups at the college: administrators, VCCFA, and CUPE. This committee meets regularly with our benefits consultants so that we may keep current with our policies and maximize the resources available to us.

Details of coverage may change from time to time so it is important that you check with Human Resources if you have any questions. You may also contact your union representative.

Services for new employees

We provide a range of services to help you learn about VCC's campuses, your new co-workers, and the college community. Our Welcome to VCC! booklet provides useful information to help you navigate your first months at VCC. It puts information about the college's departments, schools and services at your finger tips. Other campus tours and orientation seminars are scheduled for our new employees to help them get acquainted with the college and ensure a successful start within VCC.

Professional and career development

VCC strives to provide employees with ongoing opportunities for personal, professional and career growth. All employees have access to career and professional development funds, to support their goals and objectives. Courses on computer software applications, project management, and leadership are offered by Continuing Studies and the School of Instructor Education and other workshops and training opportunities are offered throughout the year.

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