THE POWER OF YOU
ELEVATE YOUR CAREER
We're a financial cooperative that does things differently
That means we create innovative yet simple solutions to help people achieve their financial dreams and life goals. Our work environments will accelerate your personal and professional growth inspiring you to lead with courage. We strive to be an employer of choice, not just for what we do, but how we do it.
Recruitment during COVID-19: Learn about how we’ve adjusted hiring practices for your safety during this time, and how you can best prepare for an interview.
Join our team
Your career can thrive at one of our divisional brands or in a corporate role
Corporate roles in head office locations of Langley, Duncan, Victoria, Penticton and Kelowna
Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Kitimat branch locations
Branch locations in Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valley regions
Branch locations on Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands
North Okanagan branch location
Office locations in Vancouver and Toronto
Find a career close to home
With the largest geographic reach of any credit union in British Columbia, your career can thrive in the community you care about. From the Island to the Interior, we believe in creating work environments that enable positive mental health, ignite innovation, inspire performance and create opportunities to reach your full potential.
This is Tara’s story.
YOUR EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE
Elevate your career doing things that matter
Feel genuinely rewarded
You want an enriching employee experience and to feel valued for the work that you do. Here, you have personal rewards that tailor to your financial, physical and mental wellbeing and social connectedness: preferred lending rates, customizable benefits, group RRSP matching, flexible work arrangements and an annual performance plan—to name just a few.
Make meaningful impact
Everything you do as a First West employee helps our members and our community. As a co-operative, it’s in our roots to improve the lives of the people we serve. Whether it’s providing expert financial advice, volunteering at a local food bank or teaching a course on financial literacy, you can change people’s lives. That’s a great feeling.
Thrive in an inclusive team
You celebrate your individuality, and so do we. We’re building a culture of belonging by breaking down barriers and removing stigma, enabling opportunities for your involvement and influence. We’re upfront and intentional about fostering a common understanding around inclusion and diversity at our credit union. It’s an ongoing journey you have a hand in shaping.
Elevate your potential
Wherever you imagine your career headed, we want to help you advance toward your goal. We’re continuously improving as an organization and support you to do the same. We empower you to develop new skills through our in-house training programs and provide funding for external learning experiences—all to support you in becoming your most powerful self.
Employees spent 2,447 days volunteering in 2019
You can benefit from the socially conscious perks our employees enjoy, like three paid days off every year to volunteer for causes you care about. In 2019, our employees spent 18,349 hours making a positive impact and helping those in need.
Helping you succeed
We’re committed to creating opportunities for you to grow your career, evolve professionally and master the art of providing remarkable service. We invest in your development through a combination of on-the-job learning, certification and coaching, helping you to become your best and equipping you to simplify the lives of our members.
Watch Tyler’s story.
Life at First West
We’re looking for dedicated business leaders and financial experts who share our vision and our values, because we know it’s not just about what we do, but how we do it. Get a glimpse of what it’s really like to be part of #TeamFirstWest.