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BlueShore Financial Overview

North Vancouver, BC
201 to 500 employees
1941
Company - Private
Banks & Building Societies
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
BlueShore Financial is a boutique financial institution in B.C. that provides a wide range of personal and business banking, wealth management, insurance, commercial lending solutions, and expert advice for over 40,000 clients.<br/><br/>From a small community credit ... Read more

BlueShore Financial – Why Work With Us?


 
Our brand promise is “Be Richly Valued”, and we mean it for both our employees and our clients. Being named to Canada's "Best Small and Medium Employers" list 8 years in a row is a true testament to the progressive practices, supportive culture and can-do attitude you will find here.
 
Our award winning company culture is based in the shared values and practices of our employees: results driven, client focused, and supportive with a "can do" attitude. 
 
 Building Knowledge
  • Professional growth is important at every stage of your career and we are committed to investing in your development
  • Take advantage of a robust orientation, one-on-one time with a trainer, classroom courses, digital learning, leadership training and specialty programs. 
  • We also provide financial support for many external courses, conferences, accreditations, and professional association memberships.
  • We know that when employees are thriving, so are we.

Dynamic Environment

  • Our Financial Spa branches provide a uniquely soothing and professional environment for our clients and employees.
  • We are digitally focused and equip our workspaces with top of the line technology so you can do your job with ease. 
  • Our employees are as important as our clients. At BlueShore, the back of house is as nice as the front of house. 
  • Our branches and head office are located in vibrant communities, making it easy for you to commute to work, enjoy a break, and participate in local activities. 

Making an Impact

  • At BlueShore Financial your work is meaningful. No matter what position you hold, you have the opportunity to positively impact our clients, our organization and our communities.
  • Because we have a local BC head office, we are empowered to make quick, informed decisions, so you can provide a differentiated level of client service.
  • We embrace innovation and create communication channels so employees at all levels have a voice.
  • You can feel good knowing that your employer gives back to the community and provides you an opportunity to do the same.

Innovative strategy, proven results

  • With over 75 years in the financial services industry, we have grown from a community credit union to a thriving financial boutique, and continue to sustain excellent financial performance.
  • We consistently receive high client satisfaction scores that outpace our competitors.
  • Our exceptional corporate culture and strong employee engagement have been recognized by other too. Our list of awards include: Aon's "Best Small and Medium Employer in Canada" (2012-2019) and Waterstone Human Capital's "Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures" (2015, 2018).
  • You can expect ongoing and transparent communication about our corporate performance and strategy so you can clearly see how you fit into the big picture.

At BlueShore Financial we hire exceptional individuals with outstanding capabilities and great potential who want to join us for the long run.

Meet Our Employees

We offer everything you would expect from one of Canada’s top employers and many other perks that set us apart.

The foundation of our offering is a Compensation and Benefits program designed to support your needs and reflect our corporate value of Balance.

Compensation

  • Competitive base salaries - We offer competitive salaries and extensively research the market to ensure our employees are compensated fairly. Salaries are reviewed annually and merit increases are the norm, not the exception, given our high employee performance.
  • Salary progression - The majority of our retail branch roles benefit from our salary progression program, which is independent of the annual salary review. This program is designed to keep your skills and salary moving upwards throughout the year as your knowledge and skills develop.
  • Performance-based incentives - It is important that we reward superior performance. Pay-for-performance programs are designed to recognize outstanding corporate, team and individual achievements.

Benefits

  • Banking services and financial benefits - Employee financial benefits include no-fee staff banking accounts, a reduced-rate and reduced-fee MasterCard credit card, as well as staff rates on loans and mortgages. Computer loans are available interest-free, and we’ve partnered with a number of organizations such as local hotels and fitness clubs to offer our employees corporate discounts.
  • Retirement savings plans - Retirement planning is important at any age. BlueShore Financial offers a retirement income via a pension plan to help our employees secure their future. Employee contributions to the plan are tax-deductible, so you get some of those contributions back right away.
  • Flexible health and dental benefits - Group benefits provide coverage and peace of mind for you and your family. Our unique program of flexible benefit credits allows you to choose the coverage that's best for you, and change your benefits as your needs change. Our plan even provides emergency medical travel coverage and allows you to top up your vacation.
  • Life and disability insurance - Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Life Insurance are included in your core benefit package at no cost to you to protect your income. Employees receive disability insurance coverage at a nominal charge so that any claims made are tax-free.
  • Medical Services Plan - BC Medical Services Plan premiums are covered to provide for basic medical services offered by physicians and other health care practitioners.
  • Education financial assistance - Support for advanced education such as professional designations (e.g. CFP, CPHR or CA) or advanced degrees or diplomas is available through our continuing education and leadership programs.

Vacation & time off

  • Vacation - Depending on your position, you can expect to start with three or four weeks of vacation per calendar year. At key milestones in your employment, you will receive additional weeks of vacation. You also have the option to add vacation days through our flex benefits plan.
  • Paid time off - We recognize that you have commitments that extend beyond your professional life, so we offer paid time off to study for exams, to volunteer, and even to celebrate your birthday!

Employee wellness

  • Employee and Family Assistance program - To ensure your health and well-being, you and your dependants will have access to professional counselling, childcare and eldercare planning resources, financial and legal consultation, online Health Risk Assessment tools, interactive E-Courses, related articles, podcasts and more. All at no cost to you and with complete confidentiality.
  • Keeping Well Benefit & programs - Need new running shoes or looking to try a special yoga class? The Keeping Well Benefit provides a financial incentive for all employees to nurture wellness in their life outside of work. We also offer an onsite gym at head office, and host regular “Keeping Well” activities for employees throughout the year.
  • Commuting benefits - To ease the strain of commuting and to promote sustainability, BlueShore Financial offers a transit subsidy for all employees who purchase monthly transit passes. In addition, we have an Emergency Ride Home and Carpooling program to help employees get where they need to go.

Our Financial Spa™branches help define our unique identity as a premier, West Coast financial institution delivering a personal experience tailored to the lifestyles of our clients. The overall feeling is welcoming and intimate with an edge of excitement and exploration of what a “great banking relationship” should look like.

Through bold and fresh merchandise, dynamic financial “spa” elements incorporating native materials, and modern, open spaces, the design supports our client intimate strategy and promotes our exceptional advisory services.

These branches demonstrate a unique, hospitality-style of service and support the concept of financial wellness in a refreshingly new style. Clients feel like welcomed guests with our concierge service and become engaged with all their senses through unique lighting, natural textiles, water features, the scent of fresh-cut flowers, and dynamic videos.

For a full list of our branch locations visit our website

BlueShore Financial Reviews

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    Great work life balance, competitive compensation, great team, and opportunity to advance or change career paths within the company

    Cons

    Not enough branch locations

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    Interview process was extremely pleasant; I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with my interviewer, (s)he was interested in who I was and (s)he validated my skill set. I had a good conversation with them.

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BlueShore Financial Awards & Accolades

  • Aon Best Small & Medium Enterprise Employers in Canada - Platinum Best Employer, Aon, 2019
  • Keeping People First: CEO Award, Human Resources Management Association, 2016
  • Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Waterstone Human Capital, 2018
  • BC CFO of the Year, Business in Vancouver, 2012
  • Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2014
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