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Answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Do I need both a cover letter and resume to apply for a position?

A cover letter is a great way to include details about yourself that your resume does not provide. It helps to set you apart and to compare your experience against others. It is useful to include both a cover letter and resume in your application.

Who should I address my cover letter to?

Your cover letter should be addressed to the Hiring Manager.

If I am interested in multiple opportunities, do I have to apply for each position individually?

Yes, we do not save resumes. For each position you are interested in, you must apply separately.

Can I apply for a position past the application deadline date?

No, you will not be able to apply after the application deadline as that position will no longer be available online. We do not accept late applications.

Do you accept unsolicited applications or applications for positions that are not currently available on the Careers Page?

No, we do not keep applications on file, and they will not be reviewed for future postings. The applications are only accepted and assessed for the positions that are posted on our Careers Page.

How can I find the status of my application?

You will receive an automatic notification once you have submitted your application. If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted using the email or phone number you have provided in your application by our Human Resources team. Please note: If you are not selected in the screening process, you will not receive further correspondence.

What can I expect in a written assignment?

The format of the written assignment will depend on the opportunity you have applied for – you may be asked to answer a set of questions, read information and write a short report to summarize it, etc.

What type of interview questions can you expect?

A combination of behavioral, situational, and role/organizational alignment questions. If the position is technical, there will be technical components asked in the interview.

What is an eligibility list?

An eligibility list is an inventory of pre-qualified candidates in ranked order who have been assessed in a staffing action and are qualified to fill future vacancies at the BCER.

Will my privacy be protected when I apply?

Yes, your information will only be used for the purposes of recruitment and hiring.

Does BCER have multiple offices throughout BC?

Yes, we have seven different office Locations within the province.

Does BCER offer telework arrangements?

The BCER supports telework where it is operationally feasible, improves efficiencies, maintains or improves service or productivity, and does not generate extra costs. However, telework is not appropriate for all employees and is neither an employer obligation nor an employee right. Likewise, participation in telework is voluntary and is not a condition of employment (eligibility may vary, depending on position).

If I am currently working for the BC Government, do my benefits get transferred over?

As the BCER is not a Public Service Act crown, seniority and vacation entitlement do not get transferred over. Extended Health & Dental coverage is transferrable; service and seniority with Public Service Pension Plan can be transferred by contacting the BC Public Service Pension Plan.

Does BCER offer Co-op Student or Summer Student Programs?

Co-op and Summer Student Program opportunities are re-evaluated every year and if approved, the students studying in post-secondary institutes across BC are eligible to apply. These postings are posted directly on the respective post-secondary institutes when offered.

Do I need to be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for a position?

You must have a valid work permit to work for BCER. Employment with the BCER is subject to the obligations and requirements set out in the Open Work Permit and is contingent on successfully obtaining permanent residency in Canada. Conditions must be met prior to the expiration of your Open Work Permit.

Do I need to be fully vaccinated to be considered for an opportunity?

The BCER’s COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Policy requiring all existing, new, and potential employees to provide proof of their fully vaccinated status as a condition of employment has been suspended.


Who should I contact if I have further questions?

Send an email to with your inquiries and our team will assist you.

The BCER is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. The BCER is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for the removal of barriers for qualified individuals. If you need assistance or accommodation, please reach out to