Frequently asked questions

Where can I find current job opportunities?

You'll find Vancity's current job opportunities listed online at www.vancity.com/careers under 'Current job opportunities' here. You can also follow us on LinkedIn.

How do I know if I meet the job posting criteria?

Education and work experience requirements for all positions are clearly stated in the job posting. Before submitting your resume and cover letter, please take a moment to compare the specific requirements of each job to your own qualifications to determine whether you're a good fit for the job and for Vancity's workplace culture.

What happens to my resume once I have applied?

If you are applying for a specific job, your resume will be directed to a Vancity recruiter. After evaluating your skills and background, the recruiter may contact you for further information or to arrange an interview.

How long will Vancity keep my resume on file?

Vancity will keep a record of your application and resume on file for a period of one year.

How will I know you've received my application?

You will receive an automatic email confirmation when your application has been received.

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

Yes, you can apply for more than one job. We encourage you to apply for any jobs that match your qualifications and interests.

What is the general hiring process for positions?

  1. We review your application to see how well you match the minimum qualifications for the opportunity.
  2. Shortlisted applicants are interviewed by a Vancity recruiter.
  3. Typically, on successful completion of your first interview, a second interview with the hiring manager and a panel is scheduled. (Depending on the role, there may be a third interview with the manager's manager.)
  4. Background checks are conducted for applicants being considered for employment.
  5. Successful applicants are contacted to discuss an offer of employment.

Find more information on the hiring process here.

I submitted an application and received an email reply from a member of the recruitment team. What happens next?

A member of the recruitment team will contact you with instructions for next steps should you be shortlisted for the job.

I need help applying online. What should I do?

You can apply online by choosing from several different device options (e.g. computer/laptop, tablet, mobile phone, etc.) if you have access to an internet connection (Wi-Fi). If you don't have access, we recommend using a computer at a public library or visit a local employment center to submit your application. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-829-5500 or email recruitment@vancity.com. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your accommodation requests to provide a fair hiring process. Click here for more information.

How do I check the status of my application?

Login using your email and password you used to setup your profile. Go to 'My Presence' and click on the third tab, which is labelled 'Applications.' You will see a list of your applications in the system including your current status for each of the applications listed, along with the job title, date applied and any actions required.

Can I apply with my LinkedIn profile?

Yes. When you click to view any of our current opportunities, you will have the ability to select “Apply with LinkedIn” to share your profile and help auto-fill some of the fields in your application. This can save you some time.