Requirements for serving on a public sector board
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Our commitment to diversity
People from all regions of our province are invited to help renew B.C.’s public sector committees. Consideration will be given to qualified individuals with a broad range of backgrounds in community, labour and business environments. The selection process will recognize lived experience and volunteer roles as well as paid employment and academic achievements.
We are committed to supporting strong organizations that represent the diversity of our province. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Anyone with a commitment to the public interest, who will serve the organization with integrity, honesty and due diligence, and who brings relevant skills and knowledge to a position, is qualified for consideration for a board appointment. Please look at the posting for the board(s) you are interested in to see the specific requirements of that organization.
Applicants must be:
- A Canadian citizen and/or permanent resident of British Columbia, and
- Proficient in spoken and/or written English
- Serving as a public sector board member is largely a public service volunteer commitment. All out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed per Treasury Board Directives or in accordance with the organization’s expense policy. A few agencies, boards and commissions offer some remuneration in accordance with applicable legislation. Some appointed positions receive full-time compensation, including many administrative tribunal posts.
- Treasury Board Directives set classification structures and remuneration ranges based on the type of the organization. They also address transparency and public disclosure of positions and remuneration/expenses
- The province's Appointee Remuneration Committee oversees the remuneration provided to all public sector appointees
- Refer to the following for more information:
How to apply
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