Our Commitment


People,  Innovation through Collaboration,  Vision,   
Outstanding Results, Team

The City of Richmond is committed to being an employer of choice by offering competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. We take an active role in ensuring our employees have a healthy work/life balance by giving them the tools, resources and materials to achieve excellence in both their professional and personal development. 

Tyler - Careers “There are so many great things about working for the City.  I’ve got a great paying job with great benefits and a huge potential for career development.  I work with a really good core of workers
who I’m proud to call my friends.”


The City of Richmond recognizes the importance of a competitive pay program. Through a combination of negotiation and job market research, we ensure that our salaries and pay practices are externally competitive while maintaining internal equity. 

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
The establishment of pay levels for CUPE jobs at the City of Richmond is determined through collective bargaining. The assignment of positions to those established pay levels is accomplished through the Richmond Joint Job Evaluation Program.

The program originated as a commitment by the Unions and the City to achieve internal equity within each of the representative Union locals based on the principles of fiscal responsibility and joint decision-making. All unionized jobs within the City are measured against common criteria to determine their relative worth. 

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
Wage schedules for Richmond Fire Fighters are established through a collective bargaining process. 
Gordon - Careers
“I see the City living up to its values of People, Excellence, Leadership, Team and Innovation every day.  I see the actions greater than the words. The values are part of everything we do, they aren’t just something written on the back of a business card.”

Tree Preservation Coordinator

Non-Union (Exempt)
The City of Richmond’s Exempt Employee Compensation Philosophy & Program is guided by the following principles: 

Internal Equity – Job value is equitable, non-discriminatory, fairly assessed and based on objective job rating criteria. 

Competitive – The external marketplace is regularly monitored to ensure our employees have pay opportunities consistent with our desired market positioning. Our goal is to deliver a base salary within the 75th percentile of our defined external marketplace. 

Performance and Values Based – Adherence to corporate values and demonstrated levels of performance are factors in the determination of compensation levels for individual employees. 

Flexible – The program is revised as business conditions, employee needs and citizen requirements change. 

Clear and Understandable – Our program is managed to ensure that there are no surprises for employees, Council, or citizens.
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