Diversity, Inclusion & Respect
Diversity in the workplace means having employees who represent the population we serve and removing those barriers which may prevent equitable employment.
The BC Public Service recognizes unique styles, perspectives, beliefs and creativity. Our environment of dignity, respect and collaboration has grown with the success of the BC Public Service. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, and others who may contribute to diversity in the BC Public Service.
Learn about the ways we encourage diversity in the BC Public Service and how we work to remove barriers to groups identified under the Human Rights Code.
- Aboriginal Youth Internship Program: Every year, the program provides a 12-month, paid internship for up to 25 young Aboriginal British Columbians, ages 19 to 29
- Articled Student Program: Aboriginal students are encouraged to apply for all articled student positions with the Ministry of Justice. One position with the Legal Service Branch is reserved for an Aboriginal Canadian student.
- Work-Able is a 12-month, paid BC Public Service work experience program for recent post-secondary graduates with disabilities
- Aboriginal relations behavioural competencies (HTML)
- Accessibility 2024 (HTML): Making B.C. the most progressive province in Canada for people with disabilities by 2024
- A Manager's Guide to Reasonable Accommodation (PDF, 396KB)
- Reflecting Our Communities 2014: A Report on Our Inclusive Approach to Hiring, Developing, Engaging and Retaining Employees with Disabilities (PDF, 2.7MB)
- Working with Others: Respectful workplaces don’t just happen—they’re built