Human Resources

The Human Resources department is dedicated to creating and delivering a comprehensive range of programs and services to ensure all employees at Okanagan College are supported in their professional growth and development.

Human Resources contributes to and supports the mission of Okanagan College in the following manner:

  • We are dedicated to creating and delivering a comprehensive range of programs and services
  • We strive to deliver professional and responsive service in a helpful and effective manner
  • We are devoted to working with Faculty, Staff and Students in a collaborative, strategic fashion
  • We support and encourage individual and institutional development, effectiveness and leadership
  • We are committed to maximizing technology to improve and enhance our delivery of service
  • We promote, and endeavour to ensure, safe, healthy and respectful working and learning environments

This commitment is supported by the College's leadership, which means meaningful professional development opportunities like the annual Connections event where employees from all campuses come together over two days to learn and grow.

Each year, Okanagan College also takes time to acknowledge exceptional contributions with its Employee Excellence Awards.

Meet the team

Our Okanagan HR team is here to help you with anything related to your employment or application here at the college. We have more than 1,200 employees working at Okanagan College, making this College one of the largest employers in the region.

Employee Excellence Awards

Each year, Okanagan College takes time to acknowledge exceptional contributions with it Employee Excellence Awards. Here, you can find nomination forms and award descriptions for the next award ceremony.
 

myOkanagan

Current Employees will have access to myOkanagan. This is the central portal for all things benefits, leave, on-boarding and campus resources. Check out myOkangan, or contact the HR department if you are unable to find what you are looking for.

Work with us

Okanagan College is a dedicated learner-centred institution, serving the largest number of post-secondary school students in the B.C. Interior.

Our employees have an unparalleled enthusiasm for bringing out the best from the more than 20,000 people who take courses or programs through our four regional campuses.

This devotion to quality learning means employees here can expect the same for themselves. At Okanagan College we see careers not as destinations, but pathways to something richer, something deeper. Professional development isn’t simply an idea here. It’s who we are.

Consider working at Okanagan College.

Group photo of HR Department

Employee resources

Employee handbook

The employee handbook has been compiled for new employees to understand who we are as Okanagan College and how we strive to transforms lives and communities.

Benefits, pension and leave

Information and forms related to benefits, pension and leaves that may be applicable to you as an employee.

Policies and procedures

A library of Human Resources policies and procedures.

Campus maps

Each of the campuses and smaller centres reflect diversity through programming and connections to the local communities.
 

Payroll documentation

Information and links to documents required for payroll purposes.
 

Other campus services

Services available for Okanagan College employees.

Negotiations updates

Okanagan College has negotiated contracts with three different unions:

  • the BC Government and Service Employees' Union representing support staff
  • the BC Government and Service Employees' Union representing vocational instructors
  • the Okanagan College Faculty Association

The College also has policies government terms, conditions and working conditions for Senior Managers, Excluded Staff and Administrators. The three negotiated contracts expired in 2019. This page is the site for College updates - as required - relating to those negotiations.

Updates

April 11, 2019 - Okanagan College and its BCGEU Vocational Instructors have reached a tentative agreement consistent with the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate for the provincial public sector.

Union members were notified this week of the three-year agreement, which came in late March. Approximately 350 people are covered by the tentative agreement that was negotiated as part of the BCGEU Faculty Common Agreement covering five institutions in the sector.

The specific terms of the settlement will remain confidential until all the parties have ratified their respective agreements, as well as the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA) board.

The settlement is and in accordance with the 2019 PSEA Sectoral bargaining plan.

Jan. 14, 2019 - Local negotiations between Okanagan College and the BCGEU Vocational Instructors continue. Updates will be provided as developments warrant.

Dec. 19, 2018 - Local negotiations between Okanagan College and the BCGEU Vocational Instructors commenced on Dec. 12 and continue. Updates will be provided as developments warrant.

Nov. 2, 2018 - Tentative memorandum of settlement reached by five post-secondary institutions

A tentative provincial memorandum of settlement (MOS) has been reached for the Faculty Common Agreement at five post-secondary institutions, including Okanagan College, paving the way for local collective agreements to be freely negotiated. 

The employer bargaining agent, the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association and parties to the BCGEU Faculty Common Agreement have reached a MOS, which forms the foundation for five individual collective agreements to be locally negotiated between:

  • Camosun College and BCGEU Local 701
  • Coast Mountain College and BCGEU Local 712
  • Northern Lights College and BCGEU Local 710
  • Okanagan College and BCGEU Local 707
  • Selkirk College and BCGEU Local 709

The MOS covers about 1,000 faculty employees including instructors, assistant instructors and technical staff, and is consistent with the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. Details about the Faculty Common Agreement will remain confidential to the parties as they begin local negotiations over the coming months.