Kickstart Your Career: Apply to be a 2019 EIT or TELP

*UPDATE* We’ve updated this blog post to reflect the 2019 intake. Please note this if reviewing the comments.

Recent grad? Now is your chance to get that career started. The Engineer-in-Training Program (EIT) and our Technician-Entry-Level Program (TELP) recruitment has begun for 2019.

We are hiring for multiple positions in each program, in various locations right across the province. And follow those links below. They lead to a great deal of information, including qualifications, application process, position types, educational streams, profiles and videos of your colleagues and much more.

The Engineer in Training Program hires recently (within the past seven years or spring of 2019) gradated engineering students into full-time, permanent positions in our organization and rotates them through various work experiences over a 4-5 year period in order for them to become eligible to apply for an attain professional engineering status. Geo-scientists in Training (GIT) are also in this category.

This year, we are looking to fill the following EIT positions:

Electrical Engineer

Structural Engineer

Traffic and Safety Engineer

Highway Design Engineer

District Engineer

The Technician Entry Level Program hires recently (within the past seven years or spring of 2019) graduated students into full-time, permanent positions in our organization and pairs them with skilled and experienced staff to build their experience on-the-job over an approximate 2-year time frame.

Here is the live posting for our 2019 TELP recruitment!

Many of those that have entered the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure through this competition have grown to become some of our strongest leaders. Are you next?

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 28, 2019 for Engineer-in-Training, and Jan. 29, 2019 for the Technician-Entry-Level Program.

If you are or know of some bright, enthusiastic, forward thinking new graduates that would be a great fit in our ministry, please pass along these job postings for them to apply.

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197 comments on “Kickstart Your Career: Apply to be a 2019 EIT or TELP”

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  1. Hi, will there be a Jan 2020 TELP intake? I understand there is no GIT/EIT but I am not sure if that also covers the TELP program. Thanks so much

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  2. Would TranBC please elaborate why there wont be and MOTI EIT intake this year of January 2020? I have been patiently waiting to apply to this one since I missed 2019 applications.

    Thank you,
    Kris

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  3. Will there be an EIT intake for Jan 2021 since for Jan 2020 there is no EIT intake? Also, is there any chance there might be a EIT 2020 intake? Please advise. Thank you kindly.

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  4. Hello, please I’m currently in the express entry pool, and would like to be accepted to the EIT program. Please, I want to know if obtaining my BC EIT license qualifies me to be considered for the position? I’m currently in Nigeria but both my BEng and MEng degrees were obtained from China. Thank you.

    Peter Okeyea.

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    • Good morning Peter,

      You do not have to have BC EIT to apply, but you must obtain membership as an Engineer-in-Training/Geoscientist-in-Training with APEGBC within 30 days of your start date.

      Hope that this helps. Good luck!

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    • Hello Urnaa – thanks for your interest in the TELP/EIT program! Unfortunately, we just finished up our intake for the year and won’t be hiring again until next January. Please check back then – we look forward to hearing from you!

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  5. Hello,
    I’m just wondering if the third stage of your hiring process for the TELP program (interview process) has been initiated or not. The email said an in-person interview would be scheduled for successful candidates, do you think there is a chance to accommodate people that are out of the town during the interview period?
    Thanks

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    • Hi there,

      If you can’t make it to the in person interview you will be offered an option for a Skype interview. Hope that this helps!

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  6. What are the starting salaries for the telp program? I am in the assignment portion of the recruiting process and would like a little more information about this so I can determine whether or not this position would work for me if selected so I don’ waste either of our times.

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    • Hi Steve –

      Thanks for your email – and for applying on the TELP post!

      The Technical Entry Level Program positions are under-implemented at the following classifications:

      Scientific/Technical Officer (STO) 15 – salary: $47, 647.15 – $54, 003.55
      Administrative Officer (AO) 14 – salary: $45, 337.21 – $52, 488.28
      Financial Officer (FO) 14 – salary: $46, 337.21 – $52, 488.28
      Information Systems (IS) 14 – salary: $47, 237.55 – $53, 449.93

      We hope this information helps!

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  7. The link to the actual job posting has different job titles listed. Where can I find those job descriptions so I can make an informed decision about applying?

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    • Hi Trent – the actual job description document is on the posting page at the very bottom (and we mean, very bottom) of the page. Below the application requirements section, down to “job category”. You will see a document there titled: Technical Entry Level Position Job Profile. Each of the positions, their basic duties and the required education are captured in this document. Please let us know if you can’t locate this, or if you have any other questions or concerns. Good luck!

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  8. Hello! I believe that the applications opened for the TELP 2019 intake yesterday (January 7, 2019). However, I do not see any postings listed anywhere or any links to the postings. Can you pkease advise where I may view openings and apply?
    Thanks!

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  9. Hello! Where can I apply for any new 2019 TELP positions? It is January 7 (date of opening), but I haven’t seen any updated links, etc. Thanks!

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    • Hi Ky,
      The links should be all updated. Please let us know if you’re having any further concerns. Perhaps do a “Hard Refresh” on your web browser.

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  10. Hello,

    For a long time, I am following the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure because I believe not many provincial governments inspires me as a place to work. I worked for another province and I want to move to BC because I think your government is doing a good job. Outside of BC, I graduated from Municipal/Civil Engineering Technology last April and I am studying Construction Management Bachelor degree, which has a co-op term next summer before graduation by April 2020. My questions are the following,
    *Where I could find co-op offers for students out of BC?
    *Do you have positions for students of Construction Management?
    *Is considered Construction Management Bachelor Degree as an Engineer to apply under the Engineer in training EIT?
    *If applying to the TELP, could I be considered as a co-op student at the beginning and take a break period of time in order to finish my degree?

    All in all thanks for everything and sorry for my long question.

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  11. Hey,
    I had been placed in the eligibility list for a 2018 E.I.T competition. Since a similar position opened up in 2019 and the list is valid for 12 months would I be eligible for the job offer?

    Thanks

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    • Hi Kartik,

      Thanks for checking in with us about the EIT program and whether you are still on the eligibility list, or you need to re-apply.

      I am seeking the answer to your question, and will get back to you here.

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  12. Hi,

    Where/When does the 2019 TELP posting go up in January, i.e. the external bc gov job board? Or will it be posted separately on here?

    Thanks,

    H

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  13. Hi there

    Would this program be still available for a 2015 bachelor’s degree graduate? I am currently working in a non technical position and would love to work for the ministry long term in my field.
    Thanks

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    • The Technician Entry Level Program accepts applications from candidates who have graduated within the past 5 years – so it sounds like you should submit your application, along with a cover letter outlining your strong desire to work with our team long term, when the intake happens again in early January. Good luck!

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  14. Hi, would you be able to disclose on how many applicants are left in the final pool for TELP? I just want to manage my expectations and options. Thank you

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    • Hello! We can’t disclose that number at this time but can let you know that applicants should expect offers during the week of April 16th. Hope that this helps.

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  15. Hello!
    With mid-April fast approaching, has the team established a date for when the first round of offers will be sent out?

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    • Good morning – thank you for your comment! We spoke with the hiring manager and they informed us that applicants should expect offers during the week of April 16th. Hope that this helps.

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  16. Hello Fresh Graduates, BC Highway’s salary is the lowest among all governments in Canada. Most of the work have been outsourced to private sector, it is difficult to get good experience in this organization. However excellent work life balance because there is no work to do. They posted 4 showcases of EITs who stayed with them… but that is like 10% retention rate in the past decade. Most EITs cannot make the ends meet and left BC Highway.

    Try to find a job in private sector or other municipal governments first. Don’t waste your youth away.

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    • Hi there,
      Thanks for your comments, our apologies for the delay in this reply. We connected with our TELP/EIT folks to get some answers for you. Engineers-in-Training (EITs) get great work experience – they are paired with senior engineers who support them throughout their time in the program and they get to work on projects all over the province. They are supported throughout the process of applying for their P. Eng., and they have a permanent position at the end of the program. Not many other employers offer this level of support, variety of experience or guaranteed employment. EITs enjoy working here. In fact, the retention rate of EITs in the ministry in 2017 was 65% and the percentage of employees in the ministry who are under the age of 30 has increased from 5% in 2005 to 13% in 2017. The employee engagement score for our EITs is higher than the average scores both in the ministry and amongst our BC Public Service colleagues. Our TELP and EITs often become some of our strongest leaders and we firmly believe this annual intake program is one of the best ways to develop your career.

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      • Hi Whao,

        Engineers in Training starting wage reflects the fact that when they are hired, they do not have their P. Eng. status. They are supported throughout the process of applying for their P. Eng., and they have a permanent position at the end of the program. Hope that this helps.

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        • Yes, $43,000 to start is an insult to engineering graduates. After 5 years it’s $65,000 still the lowest in canada for engineering professional. Maxed out at $80,000 after 10+ years. Average pay for a 10 year veteran is minimum $100K. let’s check city of vancouver and richmond first, they pay more and got more interesting projects.

          whao on June 4, 2018 at 10:14 pm
          $43,000 to start… unionized engineers…definitely a first in Canada.

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          tranbceditor on June 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm
          Hi Whao,

          Engineers in Training starting wage reflects the fact that when they are hired, they do not have their P. Eng. status. They are supported throughout the process of applying for their P. Eng., and they have a permanent position at the end of the program. Hope that this helps.

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  17. Hello.

    I am one of the candidates for TELP and work on the written assignment.
    I am wondering the hiring team will announce the result of this step of hiring process through email as they did so far since I am going to be outside of Canada for less then two weeks after submitting this assignment.

    Thank you.

    Regards,

    Chloe

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    • Hi Chloe,

      Please inform the person who sent you the written that you will be out of the country, and how they can best reach you, in case they have any questions, etc.

      Thanks!

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  18. Hi there,

    Regarding your previous comments to Sal – informing him that written assignments for the TELP were to be sent out early this week, have they been sent out already? Are they sent by email?

    I look forward to your reply.

    Thank you,

    Brendan

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    • Good morning Brendan,

      Applicants will be notified early next week and written assignments will be sent out by email. Hope that this helps.

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  19. Hello Good Morning,
    I have a question regarding the TELP program, can the only Technologist apply for the TELP or the degree or master candidate can also apply for the position?
    Regards!

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    • Hello,

      The program only stipulates that you are a recent graduate (within five years) not the type of program you must have graduated from. Hope that this helps!

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  20. Hi there, so I have managed to follow the link above to the EIT job posting. Unfortunately, when I click on any of the links (job numbers), I am prompted to log onto the IDIR site. Please advice! Thank you. Joses

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  21. I look forward to some of these new recruits taking part in the completion of the Kamloops to Alberta border 4 laning program. However they will be very close to retirement when that happens 🙁

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    • Hi there Nick, we thank you for your comments and can appreciate your frustration. As you know, the landscape that makes this part of the province so amazing can also reduce the footprint we have available for widening. Creating new space for highway (either by blasting or otherwise) is very costly and time consuming. We are also somewhat restricted by our current fiscal budget. Wherever possible, we seek federal funding to supplement some of the expenses involved in four-laning (as we recently announced with the Kicking Horse Canyon four-laning project). We can assure you that we recognize the importance of this corridor and continue to look for ways to improve it, big or small, however and whenever we can.

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    • Hi Alexandra,

      Thanks for your interest in our TELP program. It usually starts early in the new year. We’ll announce it via our TranBC Facebook and @TranBC Twitter accounts, so if you follow us on either of those platforms, you’ll get the details there. (Or you can check back with us here).

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  22. Thank you for your timely responses, they are appreciated!

    I was wondering if you could provide an update on the status of the Northern TELP competition, which appears to be a little behind the other competition mentioned above. It has been over three weeks since the written assignments were collected. Thank you.

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        • Hi Mike,

          Unsuccessful applicants will get formal notification and can contact the hiring manager for more information about how they were screened out. Usually this opportunity comes at the close of the competition (after the successful applicants have been chosen). Here’s a video about the process. Hope it helps. If you have any other questions – let us know. Good luck!

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