Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Benefits of working at TRU

At Thompson Rivers University we appreciate that there is a healthy balance to be achieved between your work and personal/family life. We offer a range of employee options including flexible work hours, compressed work week in some departments, job share/reduced workload arrangements for faculty, and phased retirement.

  • Aquatic Centre


    • 100% paid employer benefits for MSP, dental, extended health, sick leave, life insurance, AD&D
    • Free family assistance program
    • Confidential counseling, and preventative health programs
  • Clock Tower

    Pension Plans

  • Sun Peaks Ski Resort

    Vacation & Days Off

    • Tenure-track faculty: 40 days
    • Administration: 25 days
    • Support staff: 15 days
    • 11 days of statutory holidays
    • Christmas break each year between Dec 24th and Jan 2nd
  • Training and Development

    Training and Development

    • Tuition fee waiver for employees, spouses and children
    • Leaves of absence for education
    • Professional Development funding
    • Educational loans for faculty
  • Family Fun at the 40th

    We Are Family Friendly

    • Our work week is 35 hours a week
    • Campus has an on-site daycare
    • Flexible start/finish times
    • Compressed work week for extra days off for support workers
    • Open Learning Faculty Members work from home
    • Job share/reduced workload & phased retirement program for faculty
    • Maternity/parental leave top-up (faculty/admin)
    • Maternity/parental leave provisions
    • Compassionate care leave/paid leave