Careers

Carmanah has been a pioneer in the solar business since 1996, and has earned a reputation for delivering powerful LED and solar power systems and solutions worldwide. We seek exceptional talent to join a passionate, driven team that is building something bigger than themselves and having fun doing it.

Joining Carmanah means joining an award-winning company that produces innovative clean-tech and sets its sights on the future -- with the best yet to come!     

If you are that exceptional talent and want to work in an open and forthright culture and make a real difference in our world, Carmanah is the place for you.

 

At Carmanah, we all embrace five core values:

Customers

We value and listen to our customers to deliver them a positive experience.

Accountability

We uphold high standards and are dedicated to fulfilling our commitments.

Performance

We are huge believers in people and their ability to come together and go beyond.

Simplicity

We focus on what is relevant, practical, and valued. We take decisive action.

Fun

We are passionate and love what we do. FUN is mandatory!

 

 

CULTURE

At Carmanah, we are passionate about what we do and making a difference in the world. To keep employees energized and working creatively, we place employee spirit and autonomy first and promote a relaxed atmosphere with casual dress. We believe in transparency and an open and forthright culture, with integrity at all levels of the organization. Our “Big Bold Ideas” program gives employees opportunities to put forward product ideas and process improvements—the best are implemented regularly.

 

GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY

At Carmanah, we cultivate career growth and advancement opportunities for our employees. With a strong focus on continual learning and mentorship, our dynamic work environment promotes engagement in all areas of the organization. We recognize each employee’s individual contributions, and celebrate and share in all successes, big or small.

We welcome the ambition and energy of Co-op students whom we regularly hire to work in various departments including sales, communications, engineering, and more. We accelerate students’ personal growth and career success by mentoring them through all aspects of the business. Carmanah has gone on to hire many graduate students in full-time positions over the years.

 

SOCIAL EVENTS & COMMUNITY

Our Social Committee organizes a number of fun activities that bring the team together. Some events include rooftop volleyball, bowling, BBQs, pancake breakfasts, Halloween Extravaganza, a Christmas party, and many more. Carmanah supports a number of community fundraising events, including Bike to Work Week, Run for the Cure, VIATEC Foodbank Challenge, charity drives, and others.

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS

Carmanah offers a competitive benefit program and many perks to our employees, including:

  • Life insurance, long-term disability, and travel insurance
  • Coverage for various paramedical services (physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, etc.)
  • Vision and dental care
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Health spending account
  • Training and development subsidies
  • Fitness subsidy
  • Corporate rate at local gym
  • Free parking
  • Secure bike lockup
  • Shower facilities
  • Weekly fruit and snacks, and fresh coffee and tea

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Carmanah has received numerous Awards and Recognitions over the years for its business and organizational achievements. We thank our amazing employees for these accolades, and always acknowledge and reward exceptional work.

Below are a few awards Carmanah has received over the last few years:

  • Viatec Employer of the Year (2016)
  • University of Victoria Coop Employer of the Year (2015)
  • Greenest Office – Vancouver Island Eco Star Awards (2015)
  • Greatest Overall Contributor – VIATEC Foodbank Challenge (Nov 2015)
  • Greatest Per Employee Contributor – VIATEC Foodbank Challenge (Nov 2015)
  • Greatest Overall Contributor (Second Place) - – VIATEC Foodbank Challenge (Feb 2015)
  • Supplier Partnership Award (2014)
  • Supplier Partnership Award (2013)
  • Environmental Excellence Award (2011)

 

GREEN INITIATIVES

Carmanah proudly implements Sustainability initiatives whenever possible. We strive to minimize the environmental impact of our operations and support the health, well-being, and education of our employees and the people in the communities we serve. Our office shows this level of care as well, with a comprehensive workplace recycling program keeping it 99% waste free.