The First Six Months
Finish your probation
Take advantage of corporate learning and education opportunities or training offered by your ministry.
You can also learn how the government operates by taking a course or checking out some resources:
- Business and Economics Implications Framework Introduction (BEIF 101)
- Introduction to Gender Based Analysis Plus - GBA+
- Ethics in the BC Public Service
- Addressing Bullying in the Workplace
- Parliamentary Procedures
- Workshop Policy Procedures in the BC Public Service
- Regulatory Reform Policy Training
- Building Capacity in Indigenous Relations
- Indigenous Relations Behavioural Competencies
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) | The 10 Principles
- Information and privacy courses
Grow your community
Building relationships at work is key to feeling like you belong and can help you achieve results in your work. Explore these channels for creating connections with colleagues both inside and outside of the BC Public Service.
- @Work Groups: Connect with others to share knowledge, best practices, or ideas; join a community of practice.
- Employee Accessibility Advisory Council: Get support for making the workplace more accessible and inclusive.
- Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC): Meet other public sector professionals from all levels of government and join a cross-Canada organization promoting excellence in public service administration. The New Professionals group is a great way to connect with other new public servants with less than five years experience in the public sector.
- One Team Gov: Join a global community working together to radically reform the public sector through practical action.
- Join the Innovation in the BC Public Service team on MS Teams to connect with change makers from across the BC Public Service and access innovation resources.
See how we use the Where Ideas Work 2020 Corporate Plan for the BC Public Service to solve problems and design services.
- Behavioural Insights: A unit in the BC Public Service Agency that applies behavioural science knowledge and methods to address public policy problems.
- Exchange Lab: A creative space where teams use technology to build a modern public service (Video).
- DevHub: One place that brings together resources to help build digital products for the B.C. Government.
- Digital Platforms & Data: The structures, conditions, and platforms that support government’s digital transformation and continuous improvement of services to citizens.
- Using data to improve decision making and service delivery.
- govTogetherBC: Look-up all public engagement activities.
- Health Innovation Hub: A creative space at the Ministry of Health where project teams develop evidence-informed policy and other innovative solutions.
- Innovation Hub: A movement in the BC Public Service to inspire and enable employees to re-imagine their work based on the Framework for Change
- LeanBC: A continuous improvement discipline that employees use to identify problems and create solutions.
- Service Design: A group that applies a human-centred and evidence-based approach to design better programs and services.
- Social Media Guidelines for Personal Use: Information about how to use social media properly – for personal or official government purposes.
- Regulatory & Service Improvement: Guides public servants in amending or developing legislation, regulations, policies and forms.
- Policy Approaches Playbook (PDF, 923KB): A comprehensive guide to help understand common approaches to achieving policy objectives.
- Accessibility and Inclusion Toolkit: Guides to support you with step-by-step instructions on how to do your work in a more inclusive way.
Ask questions or get more information: Onboarding.Support@gov.bc.ca