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Vacations and time off

We know it's important to have time away from work. We all need to relax, rejuvenate, and connect with family and friends. And sometimes, we need to take some time out to deal with a health issue, family responsibilities, or other situations. At Vancity, we make sure our employees get the time they need to maintain a healthy, balanced life.


Depending on their role, new employees receive between three and four weeks of vacation allowance per calendar year, and the number of vacation days grows — to a maximum of six weeks per year — as their length of service increases. In addition, full-time, permanent staff can purchase up to six extra days of vacation through our flexible benefits package.

Statutory holidays

In addition to the 10 statutory holidays in British Columbia, Vancity provides an additional three statutory holidays. We offer care days for periods of short-term personal illness or emergency family illness, plus opportunities to take unpaid leave for a variety of reasons.

Flexible work arrangements

We're committed to helping employees find enough time for work and life by offering greater choice and flexibility in the way they organize their time.

Depending on the circumstances and organizational needs, our flexible work options can include a compressed work week, reduced work week, job sharing, part-time or on-call arrangements, and/or work from home.

Maternity and parental leave

We believe family life is important, and that healthy communities start with healthy families. We support maternity and parental leave for all employees who are natural or adoptive parents of new children. In addition, permanent employees can receive a supplementary top-up benefit equaling up to 85% of their pay while on maternity and parental leave.