City of Vancouver
Vancouver is the largest city in the province of British Columbia, surrounded by water on three sides and is nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range. It is home to spectacular natural scenery and a bustling metropolitan core, and boasts one of the mildest climates in Canada. The City of Vancouver is recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities, renowned for its innovative programs and leading in the areas of sustainability, accessibility and inclusivity. The Greater Vancouver region is home to more than two million people in 21 municipalities, making it the third largest metropolitan area in Canada. More information can be found at Tourism Vancouver or Hello BC.
UBC offers a very generous benefit package for faculty, a provincial medical services plan (MSP) coverage, extended health including travel coverage benefits, dental coverage, employee and family assistance program, income replacement program (long-term disability), life insurance, optional group life and accidental death insurance, vacation, leave of absence entitlements (including study leave, sick leave and Supplemental Unemployment Benefits during maternity, parental and adoptive leaves), professional development opportunities including a UBC tuiton fee benefit for yourself and your dependent children, statutory holidays, an excellent Pension Plan, a generous housing allowance and relocation allowance. UBC benefit details for faculty can be found at benefits.
Moving to UBC
UBC’s website provides practical and needed information related to relocating to UBC and BC which includes information to know before you arrive. UBC also has a Work-Life Relocation Services Centre which is staffed with individuals who provide an excellent service and assist individuals with the various details involved in making a move to BC and UBC. The “Joining the UBC Community” website provides links to information on benefits as well as other employee perks at UBC and information about our campuses, which are among the most beautiful in the province, with lush landscapes, world-classd attractions and physical trails to explore.