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Why Work Here

A BC Top Employer offering meaningful work, constant learning, and a community guided by our shared values of Community, Innovation, Integrity, Service, and Teamwork are just a few reasons why we work here – there are so many others.

Together we’ve moved our city forward to become a thriving, green, inclusive city. In the past year, we were:

And none of this would be possible without the dedicated professionals we have on our team. That’s why we take care of our employees and give them opportunities and challenges to grow in their career.

Learn more about the updates and achievements accomplished by the City.

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Employee Benefits

Our employees are hard at work serving our residents, building our city and helping our communities thrive.  We recognize their contributions and in return offer a number of benefits to employees of the City. Some of our offerings include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Extended health benefits including, physiotherapy, massage and other therapeutic treatments
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Travel insurance and life insurance
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • On-site gyms, fitness classes and discounts to Surrey recreation centres
  • Subsidized transit passes, carpool and car-share options
Guildford Gym

Training and Education

City of Surrey employees are constantly innovating and to help them grow and develop, we offer a wide range of training opportunities to help them achieve their full potential. These include:

  • Organizational courses that focus on developing skills in key competencies that guide how we build knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Personal development planning to help our employees explore growth in their careers.
  • Leadership programs to support employees through their career progression.
  • Health and safety courses to ensure we have a safe and healthy place to work.
  • Tuition reimbursement to enhance our employees’ knowledge and skills.
Group of staff at desk doing training

Giving Back

“Community” is a reflection of who we are and drives the meaningful work we do.

Employees have spent countless hours to help our community grow and prosper. Through initiatives like our annual United Way Campaign, to the Surrey Fire Fighter Association Toy Drive, to our annual road hockey event in support of Raise the Roof’s national Toque Campaign, our employees strive to make Surrey a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

Tree chipping

Social Activities

We don’t just work for the City of Surrey – we’re a part of it. The City and our Social Committee organize a variety events and activities to encourage staff to get out, meet new friends and celebrate our accomplishments. Some of those events include staff appreciation events, fun competitions, and charitable fundraisers.

The City also puts on world-class festivals and local events that staff, residents, and visitors can all enjoy.

Staff at Move for Health Day

Diversity & Inclusion

Taking a lead role in the success of our diverse community not only demonstrates the City’s values, it is also a reflection of the people who work here. We are a caring and compassionate city that learns about and supports its residents of all backgrounds, demographics and life experiences.

Learn more about what we’re doing to ensure that all people feel welcome and included and how we’re building a strong and healthy community.

City Hall staff honouring Orange Shirt Day

City staff honouring Orange Shirt Day

Parks staff at Party for the Planet

Parks employee participating at Party for the Planet

Staff celebrating Diwali at City Hall

City staff celebrating Diwali at City Hall

International Women's Day

Staff honouring everyone in the City who work to #beboldforchange on International Women's Day

Staff with the Surrey Canada 150 mascot

Staff members participating in the announcement of Surrey's Canada 150 celebrations.

Staff celebrate Pink Shirt Day

Staff celebrate Pink Shirt Day at City Hall.

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