Great careers start here
Imagine helping a credit union member buy a much needed laptop for a grand-child undergoing life-saving treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital, or teaming up with your colleagues to deliver school supplies to every student after their local high school experiences a devastating fire, or helping a husband and wife arrange their finances so they can recuperate when the wife donates her kidney to her husband to save his life.
These are only some of the many heart-warming stories that demonstrate why the people of First West Credit Union are so exceptional, and it’s our people and the care we provide to our members and communities that make First West Credit Union a fabulous place to work.
Are you looking to join an organization where you can make a lasting and positive difference? Are you looking for rewarding career opportunities and experiences that will help you reach your potential, be your best more often and succeed as part of a winning team?
First West employees care about making a real difference in the lives of our members. What’s more, we are widely known as people with hearts – we help our members feel good at every touch point, while bringing straightforward, simple solutions to help them achieve their financial, and life goals. And because of this, we create genuine, contagious experiences.
There’s something special about each employee that has helped make First West one of the largest credit unions in the country. There’s also something special about First West that helps our members and our employees unleash their potential. That’s why great careers start here.
Explore current career opportunities at:
- Envision Financial or with First West's Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley operations
- Valley First or with First West's South Central Interior operations
- Enderby & District Financial
Our Six Big Ideals – the essence of how we do what we do
We are striving to be one of the best employers in Canada – not just in what we do but in how we do it. Each success we achieve as a team is the result of living out our Six Big Ideals. While we often relate them to how we interact with members, they’re just as relevant in how we work with one another at all levels of the organization.
1. Succeed together
We’re all interconnected. When we do our jobs really well, we can inspire someone else to do their job really well. We work through change together, knowing it builds stronger teams. We learn, we share and we improve—always working to unleash our potential. We know that great things can be accomplished when exceptional people strive together to achieve seemingly impossible goals. At First West, succeeding together is at the heart of our careers.
2. Act local
We’re all about home grown success. That’s why we’ve invested heavily in leadership, learning and professional development. We have and always will continue to hire and promote from within where ever possible. Around here, we want to create and develop opportunities for life-long careers to flourish.
3. Value all
Everyone has value—not because of what they do but simply because of who they are. And because we’re all unique, each employee appreciates the First West spirit differently. For some, it’s the friendly and cooperative work place. For others it’s the competitive salary and benefits package. Many employees enjoy the flexible work hours we offer, while others feel a sense of pride because of the opportunities to make a difference in the community through First West’s active community investment initiatives and volunteer efforts.
4. Create good things
At First West, every employee can create something good. Our commitment to make a real difference in people’s lives guides our actions and priorities. We share ideas and trends, look for ways to simplify and make things better. We dare to imagine and try things that others won’t. Everyone here has an opportunity to share their voice and use their talent.
5. Common-sense decisions
Every one of us who works here is a decision-maker and problem-solver. At First West, we’re all leaders who make decisions to do what makes sense for our members and our business.
6. Inspire exceptional results
We’re striving to create inclusive, positive work environments where each of us can thrive, learn and perform. We’re dedicated to high performance and delivering exceptional results for our members, our communities and our team.