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Financial institution based in qathet region receives recognition

First Credit Union listed as one of BC’s top employers
GIVEN AWARD: First Credit Union made the grade in the annual Canada’s Top 100 employers competition, recognizing its efforts to foster a healthy, vibrant and engaged workforce.

First Credit Union has been recognized as one of BC’s top employers for 2022 by MediaCorp Canada, organizers of the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition.

Receiving this award celebrates the credit union’s ongoing efforts to foster a healthy, vibrant and engaged workforce, according to a media release from First Credit Union (FCU).

“This award belongs to our team,” stated Linda Bowyer, chief executive officer of First Credit Union. “Being honoured as a top employer in BC recognizes the significant benefits and supports that First Credit Union offers, but it is our employees who make this company an incredible place to work, with their commitment to our members, the communities we serve, and each other. Our employees have a great sense of pride working here, knowing that the work they do every day contributes to the well-being of our communities.”

Now in its 17th year, the competition recognizes BC employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work, according to the release. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which organizations offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

First Credit Union stands out as a top employer based on a supportive work atmosphere, responsive health, financial and family benefits, as well as opportunities for training and skills development, and community involvement, the release stated. 

“As a financial cooperative, we are a people-centred organization,” stated FCU Charlene Reinisch, vice-president of human resources and governance. “We are grateful to receive recognition for having a culture of extraordinary employee experience, inclusivity and caring for each other.”

First Credit Union’s award profile page is available at To view the full list of winners, go to 

According to the release, First Credit Union is a values-based financial cooperative serving the needs of more than 15,000 members in Powell River, Texada Island, Courtenay, Cumberland, Union Bay, Bowser, Hornby Island and Bowen Island.