Three times a year, we hire students to join our organization for a work term. As a co-op student at WorkSafeBC, you’ll get opportunities to build your skillset and connect with other co-op students and staff from across our organization. We offer a healthy, engaging workplace that supports personal and professional development in an inclusive and respectful environment.
Who we hire
We’re looking for motivated and engaged students who want to contribute to our organization and make a difference. Aside from the technical skills and knowledge required for a position, we’re looking for students who have strong communication and teamwork skills, well as an ability to learn and take initiative.
We hire graduate and undergraduate students and follow the co-op program schedule with positions lasting either four or eight months. We typically hire students for a range of roles in IT, analytics, finance, business, marketing, accounting, communications, and review and appeal.
Our job opportunities are advertised at schools and on our careers portal.
To apply for a position, submit your application through our careers portal.
If you’re selected for an interview, we’ll email you. Interviews are currently conducted by video, although this could change in the future.
If you are the successful candidate, you will receive onboarding and training for your role.
Hear from past co-op students
- Collaboration and connection make for a meaningful co-op experience
- Collaborative environment provides opportunities to learn and contribute
- Supportive co-op experience shapes future career goals
- Learning new technology in a responsive and collaborative workplace
- From co-op to career: Improving stakeholder experiences
- Learning new skills in a fast-paced environment
- Co-op experience opened doors to a full-time career in experience design
- Opportunities encourage learning and growth for co-op students
Interested in joining our team?
Please contact your co-op office for information about our opportunities.
How we hire
We hire year-round, and start recruiting for a position during the term before the work term is scheduled to start. For example, we’ll recruit from January to April for a summer position. See the steps below for an overview of how students are hired.
Frequently asked questions
Does WorkSafeBC offer practicum opportunities?
At this time, we’re focusing on co-op student positions. We hope to offer practicum opportunities in the future.
Do you have volunteer opportunities?
At this time, we do not have volunteer opportunities.
What do you look for when you hire a student?
It’s important to read the job posting to see if there are specific technical or experience requirements for a position. We’re always looking for students who are motivated, collaborative, and willing to learn. Strong communication and teamwork skills are also useful in our work environment.
Does WorkSafeBC offer part-time co-op opportunities?
Our co-op positions are full-time hours for four or eight months. We hope to offer part-time opportunities in the future.
Can I apply for a co-op job posting if I am not a student?
To be eligible for our student opportunities, you must be a registered full-time student at a post-secondary school. Proof of registration at a post-secondary school may be required. If you have completed your studies, you aren’t eligible for our student opportunities.