Before you start

Last updated: February 9, 2022

A Welcome Video from Lori Wanamaker, Head of the BC Public Service


The BC Public Service aims to be the place where ideas work.

That starts with the passion and dedication of the people who make up our organization.

You've got the job

Accept the job offer. You will receive an official copy of your job offer by email. You will also get instructions on how to accept your offer by logging in to the Career Centre in the recruitment management system (RMS).

Submit information. You need to provide your birth date and social insurance number to your hiring manager and complete security screening (such as a criminal record check). Feel free to ask questions during this step.

Offer confirmation. An official confirmation letter will be sent to you once the job offer process is completed. We recommend that you do not quit your current job until you receive your confirmation.

Get to know your pension and benefits. Read over the Public Service Pension Plan Guide for Plan Members and learn more about your total compensation package.

Before your first day

Contact your supervisor. They can give you directions to the workplace, let you know what to bring and tell you what's scheduled for your first day. Find their contact info in your job offer letter.

Think about what you'll wear. Depending on where you work, the dress code is somewhere between business casual and business professional. Some employees have a uniform or clothing specific to their job.

Getting to work. Look up information about parking and public transit.

On your first day. When you arrive, someone from your team will show you around and help you get set up.


 >> Next: The first week

Information for managers


Ask questions or get more information: Onboarding.Support@gov.bc.ca