Our ongoing commitment to employee and member safety with an employee vaccination guideline

Our credit union’s priority is to protect our employees’ and members’ health and safety. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve consistently met or exceeded all health and safety requirements set forth by the provincial health authorities. Our proactive approach as enabled us to keep our credit union open and available to our members throughout the entire pandemic.

Like many organizations across every industry including financial services, First West Credit Union believes that an employee vaccination guideline is the best way to safeguard our members’ and employees’ health and safety. Our vaccination guideline outlines that new applicants must provide proof of vaccination during the pre-employment check process, or proof of a First West-approved medical or religious exemption.

First West’s employee vaccination guideline is designed thoughtfully in response to the rapidly changing conditions around us, ongoing guidance from health authorities and careful analysis of evolving best practices across many industries. Our approach may continue to change as we strive to optimally protect our employees and members amid changing conditions. As a values-based cooperative, every decision we make strives to do the right thing for our members, employees and communities collectively.