Creating unrivaled banking experiences

Together, we create a future where everyone can flourish. This is our purpose. It's why we exist. We live this out through three core values that enable us to change the way Canadians think about banking.

Authentic connection

We listen deeply to understand people’s unique needs, so we can truly serve the interests of our members, our team members and our communities.

Collective strength

We build trusting relationships within our teams, our communities, and our profession to help each other succeed.

Courageous leadership

We dare to explore new possibilities, take bold steps, and continuously learn and grow.

An award-winning culture built around purpose

We’re known for inspiring and supporting our team members to grow their career. Recognized for our admired corporate culture, for psychological safety, and as one of BC’s Top Employers, we’ve cultivated an organization that rallies around a purpose of helping members and communities flourish. And at First West, no one gets left behind. Our team members can live out their individual purpose in tandem with our shared vision around authentic connections, collective strength and courageous leadership.

I love that my First West financial advisor helps me achieve my financial goals with a plan built around what’s best for me.
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Sierra March, Member, Ridge Meadows branch, Envision Financial division

Our commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity

First West’s foundational values demand that we, as an organization, actively strive for equity, inclusion and diversity. We believe in cultivating an environment in which every First West team member, member and community partner—both present and future—is valued for their uniqueness and is empowered to thrive. Learn more.

First West was formed in 2010, but our roots date back to 1946

Our brands—Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial—each have decades of history as locally known and trusted institutions. They were built through entrepreneurial spirit, seeking to address unique or unmet financial needs in their communities. Today, as First West Credit Union, we’re still driven by this same solution-oriented, inspirational mindset.