media release

Six times running, SFU a place to work in B.C.

February 06, 2013

Dario Nonis, SFU human resources, 778.782.3602,
Carol Thorbes, PAMR, 778.782.3035,

For the sixth year running, Simon Fraser University is one of the top 60 employers to work for in British Columbia.

Mediacorp Canada, the country’s leading employment periodicals publisher, has just published its annual list in a special supplement in the Vancouver Sun. The list and the reasons why the winners were recognized can also be found at, Mediacorp’s web-based search engine.

This award is in addition to two others from Mediacorp Canada for 2013. SFU was also named one of Canada’s Top 100 employers and one of Canada’s most family-friendly workplaces, for the sixth consecutive time.

The eight key factors that Mediacorp uses to assess winning candidates are the same for all three competitions. They include physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development and community involvement.

Among key accomplishments establishing SFU as a top employer provincially and nationally are:

  • New urban living options at the UniverCity development project, one of the most innovative and progressive urban development projects in North America
  • Defined-benefit and defined-contribution pension plans, as well as health benefits that extend through retirement, with no age limit
  • Generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents (to 100 per cent of salary for 37 weeks) and an on-site daycare facility

Approximately 3,250 national applicants entered the competitions for this year’s awards.

Simon Fraser University is Canada's top-ranked comprehensive university and one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 120,000 alumni in 130 countries.


Simon Fraser University: Engaging Students. Engaging Research. Engaging Communities.

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