The BC Public Service is the largest employer in the province with over 26,000 employees and more than 200 distinct fields of occupation. Employees work in all geographic regions in a diversity of ministries and agencies. For the last several years, Mediacorp Canada Inc. has recognized BC Public Service as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers and offers outstanding career growth and learning opportunities.
Named a top Canadian employer since 2010, the BC Public Service strives to meet the expectations of a changing workforce. Employees have many opportunities to develop professionally and build strong ties with local communities.
What the BC Public Service Offers You
There are many reasons to grow your career with the BC Public Service. Great benefits, strong core values and flexible work options are just a few of the features that make our organization a great place to be:
BC Public Service is committed to providing an exceptional, environmentally conscious workplace and to providing innovative programs that accommodate the diverse needs of our employees..
We offer many employee benefits, career mobility and learning opportunities in the BC Public Service.
BC Public Service Values
Learn about the six professional values that represent key qualities we want to promote and develop in the BC Public Service.
Work-Able is a post-secondary internship program for graduates with disabilities. Find out how it can benefit you, and how to apply.
The BC Public Service is a great place to build a career! We’re investing in B.C.’s public service to ensure that our talented and dedicated employees are supported to even higher levels of innovation and achievement.
We can’t think of a better place to begin your career. This is an exciting time for you—a time to gain experience and to discover how you and your skills may fit into the professional world. A co-op placement with the BC Public Service could pave the way to a rewarding and long-term future.
A chance to give back. Every day, the work of the BC Public Service has a positive and profound impact in B.C. communities. But our employees also contribute with more than their jobs. Each year, our employees are actively involved in raising funds to assist people in need in all regions of the province (Provincial Employees Community Services Fund)
Diversity, Inclusion & Respect
The BC Public Service is committed to “recruit and develop a well qualified and efficient public service that is representative of the diversity of the people of British Columbia” (Public Service Act).
To support employment equity and diversity in the workplace, we welcome applications from all groups. This includes women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity in the BC Public Service.
We also recognize unique styles, perspectives, beliefs and creativity that support a diverse, respectful, inclusive and collaborative work environment.
Learn about the ways we encourage diversity and how we work to remove barriers to groups identified under the Human Rights Code.
Diversity & Hiring
The BC Public Service is committed to diversity, inclusion and respect. This means
- Hiring employees who represent the population we serve
- Removing barriers that may prevent equitable employment
- Supporting respectful work environments where everyone feels included and able to produce excellent results
If you are interested in applying for a position with the BC Public Service, visit the Job Seekers section of our website.
Indigenous Youth Internship Program
The Indigenous Youth Internship Program (IYIP) – formerly the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program (AYIP)
Every year, this program provides a 12-month paid internship for up to 25 young Indigenous British Columbians, ages 19 to 29. Created by the BC Public Service Agency in partnership with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Indigenous leaders, and Indigenous youth organizations as part of government’s commitment to the new relationship with First Nations and Indigenous People, the program received the Deputy Ministers Award of Excellence in Innovation in 2009 and then the Premier’s Award for Partnership in 2010-2011 and is now recruiting for the 12th year in 2018!
- Encourage Indigenous youth to consider the BC Public Service or Indigenous organizations as a place to pursue a rewarding career
- Support Indigenous youth to develop their leadership skills
- Provide opportunities for Indigenous youth to contribute and improve relationship building between Indigenous communities/organizations and the provincial government
- Contribute to closing the social and economic gaps that exist between Indigenous people and other British Columbians