Applicant inventories

Last updated: September 8, 2021

Applicant inventories

An applicant inventory is a pool of pre-qualified job seekers. Applicant inventories are used to fill auxiliary, temporary, and permanent high frequency, large volume, or high-skilled worker vacancies.

Inventory applicants have access to multiple job opportunities, faster hiring process, and standardized screening, testing and assessment.

Managers hiring from an inventory have access to a pool of pre-qualified applicants and an efficient and streamlined hiring process. 

Inventory advantages for applicants:

  • Exclusive access to multiple job opportunities
  • Faster application process
  • Standardized and streamlined screening, testing and assessment

Inventory advantages for hiring managers:

  • Faster hiring request processing
  • Access to a pool of pre-qualified applicants
  • Efficient and streamlined hiring process

Inventory process

Types of applicant inventories

  1. Corporate inventories advertise job opportunities from across the B.C. Government
  2. Job specific inventories advertise ministry or job specific opportunities

Filling a job from an inventory

Inventory postings are advertised on the BC Public Service job opportunities website under the category 'Inventory.' When a vacancy is posted, inventory members interested in the job must apply online to be considered. Only inventory members are eligible for consideration.

Some inventory vacancies may be advertised using an email invitation to complete secondary application. Inventory members that wish to apply must complete a secondary application by the stated deadline.

Competition results notifications

Competition results for vacancies filled from inventories are posted on the inventory results notification board.

  1. On the 'Applicant inventories' page, locate the inventory you're interested in
  2. Check the status of the inventory and information about the next inventory intake
  3. Review the information under each inventory heading to learn about the job and about the inventory application process
  4. To apply, follow the steps outlined in the 'How to apply' instructions and submit your application during the inventory intake window
  5. If you pass applicable screening and assessments, you'll become a member of the inventory
  1. Use the Careers & MyHR hiring request form to submit your hiring request
    • From the drop-down menu, select 'Which service do you require?'
    • Then select, 'I need to hire from an established inventory'
  2. The recruiter will contact you to discuss your hiring needs
  3. The recruiter will post the job to the inventory (if applicable)
  4. Inventory members are partially assessed
    • You may conduct additional assessments or move straight to the interview process, followed by reference checks
  5. Hire the successful candidate

 

Applicant inventory opportunities

You can find inventory postings on the current job postings page.

For information about the current status of the inventory, select an inventory from the list below.

Client services worker (Clerk R9)

Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
Provincial recruitment

Status: Active (intake closed)

  1. Apply to CSW inventory
  2. Screening
  3. Assessment
  4. Orientation
  5. Member of CSW inventory
  6. Invited to complete secondary application
  7. Interview
  8. Past work performance checks
  9. Offer/onboard (hired)
  • This inventory is designed to attract job seekers interested in becoming a client services worker at multiple locations across the province. See the most current job posting for a list of communities and business areas
  • The ministry advertises 'intake postings' annually
  • Applicants who meet the job requirements and pass a skills and abilities test are provided membership in the inventory
  • When vacancies are available, inventory members may choose to interview for the position

If you have strong organizational skills, experience in providing excellent customer service, willingness to take on new tasks, and the ability to work effectively as part of a strong team, we encourage you to apply.

The client service worker (CSW) is expected to be knowledgeable, professional, and courteous by focusing their efforts on discovering and meeting the needs of their clients while responding to a high volume of citizen requests. The CSW provides financial and administrative services in support of both clients and office operations.

  • You'll be notified of vacancies as they arise. Members interested in working at the advertised location are required to sign up for an interview
  • Applicants who are successful in the interview and past work performance checks are contacted by the hiring manager prior to extending any job offers
  • Competition results are posted on the inventory results notification board

 

Employment and assistance worker (Officer R15 community program)

Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
Provincial recruitment

Status: Active (intake closed)

  1. Apply to EAW inventory
  2. Screening
  3. Assessment
  4. Orientation
  5. Member of EAW inventory
  6. Invited to complete secondary application
  7. Interview
  8. Past work performance checks
  9. Offer/onboard (hired)

This inventory is for job seekers interested in becoming an employment assistance worker at locations across the province. See the most current job posting for a list of communities and service delivery areas.

  • This inventory is used to fill employment assistance worker permanent full-time, part-time, and temporary vacancies greater than 7 month job opportunities across the province
  • To become an inventory member, applicants must meet the posted job requirements, successfully complete a series of online tests of their skills and abilities, and attend an online orientation session
  • Applicants who are not successful in being admitted to the inventory may reapply in the future

If you have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced, service oriented environment, the role of employment and assistance worker (EAW) with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction may be the next step in your career.

As an employment and assistance worker (EAW), you have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. Working in either a virtual or face-to-face service delivery work environment, you'll determine eligibility for income and disability assistance and make referrals to supports and services, including programs that support unemployed British Columbians in obtaining employment. If you have a desire to work in the social services sector while gaining excellent work experience, this may be the role for you.

Learn more about this rewarding role by visiting employment and assistance worker career opportunities.

  • You'll be notified of vacancies as and when a vacancy arises. Members interested in working at the advertised location are required to sign up for an interview
  • Applicants who are successful in the interview and past work performance checks are contacted by the hiring manager prior to extending any job offers
  • Competition results are posted on the inventory results notification board