Who we are
We're a financial cooperative that does things differently
We create solutions that help people achieve their financial and life goals. We’re equally dedicated to helping our employees flourish personally and professionally. As an award-winning employer for our admired corporate culture and for psychological safety, we’re known for inspiring and supporting our team members to grow their career.
Shared workplace values are the secret of our success
Attracting talented individuals who believe the same things we do is crucial in serving members with remarkable banking experiences. It’s why we’re upfront about who we are and what you can expect when you apply for a career at our credit union.
Your employee experience
We know you can do great things
Feel genuinely rewarded
You want an enriching employee experience where you feel valued for the work that you do. Here you can tailor personal rewards to your financial, physical and mental wellbeing and social connectedness: employee banking advantages, customizable benefits, group RRSP matching, flexible work arrangements and performance-based compensation—to name just a few.
Make meaningful impact
Everything you do as a First West employee helps our members and our community. As a co-operative, it’s in our roots to improve the lives of the people we serve. Whether it’s providing expert financial advice, volunteering at a local food bank or teaching a course on financial literacy, you can change people’s lives. That’s a great feeling.
Flourish in an inclusive environment
You celebrate your individuality, and so do we. We’re building a culture of belonging by breaking down barriers and removing stigma, enabling opportunities for your involvement and influence. We’re upfront and intentional about fostering a common understanding around equity, diversity and inclusion at our credit union. It’s an ongoing journey you have a hand in shaping.
Elevate your potential
Wherever you imagine your career headed, we want to help you advance toward your goal. We’re continuously improving as an organization and support you to do the same. We empower you to develop new skills through our in-house training programs and provide funding for external learning experiences—all to support you in becoming your most powerful self.
Equity, inclusion & diversity
A commitment to equity, inclusion & diversity
We believe in cultivating an environment in which every employee, member and community partner is valued for their uniqueness. We’ve challenged ourselves to move beyond aspiration towards genuine commitment by providing ongoing training for all employees, leaders and our board of directors. We’re also enabling a cross-functional workgroup and fostering affinity groups that bring together those wishing to effect change and elevate marginalized groups by removing barriers and better understanding their lived experiences.