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Our Culture

About Us

People, Excellence, Leadership, Team, Innovation

Jim - Careers
"Considering a change and looking to work with high-calibre people who are committed to improving their community? Explore our Careers Section and the various opportunities that may be just right for you. The City of Richmond offers many benefits, including an award-winning leadership program, emphasizing our commitment to career development and encouraging our employees to make a difference. Whether you are just entering the workforce, or at a later point in your career, we encourage all employees to take advantage of the many development and career opportunities available at the City. If our current openings are not an ideal fit for you, I encourage you to subscribe to our job agent so that you can be notified in the future and consider joining our team."

Director, Human Resources

The City of Richmond is a culturally diverse and geographically unique coastal community located in Metro Vancouver, just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, and 25 minutes from the US border.

Please see our City Profile for more information on Richmond’s location, the population and geography, and other cultural and recreational amenities. See also our Awards section for more information on recent City of Richmond projects and awards.

Service Standards
Our commitment to service excellence means being:

Respectful, Responsive, Safety Conscious, and Professional

The citizens of Richmond are our customers. We work hard to provide them with excellent customer service and ensure that everyone working on our behalf upholds these high standards. Our employees pride themselves on working together to serve the interests of the general public, the business community, and the residents of Richmond.

City Divisions
The City provides services to the residents and businesses of Richmond through the following specialized divisions:

Union Groups
The City of Richmond partners with three different union groups:


Dennis - Careers

Dennis Stock, President
CUPE Local 718
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 718 represents over 1,000 inside workers employed throughout the City, primarily in City Hall, the RCMP and Public Works Yard Administrative offices, and Community Facilities.

PDF Document CUPE Local 718 Collective Agreement 2012-2015 

Ryan - Careers

Ryan Boyce, President
CUPE Local 394
Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE 394 represents over 350 outside workers employed at Richmond’s Public Works Yard, Parks, Stores and Recycling Depot.

PDF Document  CUPE Local 394 Collective Agreement 2012-2015 

Cory - Careers

Cory Parker, President
IAFF Local 1286
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 1286 represents over 200 members at fire halls throughout Richmond.

PDF Document  IAFF Local 1286 Collective Agreement 2014-2019