Before You Start

Details to help your first day be a success


A Welcome From Don Wright, Head of the BC Public Service


The BC Public Service aims to be the place Where Ideas Work (PDF, 2.6MB). 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 also need to provide your birth date and social insurance number to your hiring manager and complete security screening (e.g. 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 don't quit your current job until you receive your confirmation.

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 Lock Icon and public transit.

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

Set-up a new employee