How Do You Spell a Great Job Opportunity? TELP!

It’s that time again –  TELP time!

What’s TELP you ask?

It’s our Transportation Entry Level Program, or TELP. Previously known as the Technical Entry Level Program, this opportunity is your pathway to a fulfilling transportation career in the BC Public Service.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure delivers a wide range of transportation services to the citizens of British Columbia and we’re looking for creative and innovative individuals who enjoy working on unique and challenging projects to help us deliver them.

Whether you’re overseeing construction and maintenance, approving developments near our infrastructure or consulting with First Nations – your work will contribute to the safety, reliability and improvement of our infrastructure. From day one, you’ll be able to see how your work directly impacts the lives of British Columbians.

REMINDER: Posting closed on January 31, 2023.  

Did you miss our intake window this year? Be sure to check back with us next year for more amazing opportunities!

What You’ll Gain as a TELP

By joining our ministry as a TELP, you will be able to build on your strong educational foundation with first-hand work experience. Full time, permanent employment with us includes a comprehensive training plan designed specifically for each position. TELPs will be assigned a supervisor and mentor who will share their lifetime of experience with you. You will also have access to multiple training and development opportunities, not to mention a wide variety of more traditional benefits such as a minimum of three weeks annual vacation to start, paid overtime, eligibility for the Pacific Leaders Loan Forgiveness Program for BC Student Loans, a comprehensive medical/dental program, flexible work arrangements and even relocation expenses – just to name a few.

Here are some areas of focus in our Transportation Entry Level Program:

Assistant Bridge Area Manager Field Services Aides (Paving/Grading)
Assistant Bridge Construction Technician Financial Analyst
Assistant Bridge Inspection Technician Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
Assistant Communications Technologist Geotech Field Services Technician
Assistant Development Technician Gravel Management Technician
Assistant Electrical Technician Highway Design Technician
Assistant Environmental Coordinator HR Training Analyst
Assistant Geomatics Survey Technician Indigenous Relations Coordinator
Assistant Road Area Manager Jr Full Stack Developer
Assistant Structural Construction Supervisor Jr Technical Analyst
Assistant Structural Design Technician Jr Technical Systems Analyst
Assistant Traffic Technician Project Administrator
Claims Adjuster Project Coordinator
Client Support Analyst Project Management Technician
District Operations Technician Properties Analyst
Electrical Systems Technologist Records Analyst
Event Coordinator Rockwork Technician

For more information about TELP opportunities, visit:

We Support Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The TELP program has been supporting and reflecting the goals of the BC Public Service Diversity & Inclusion Strategy since inception. This includes removing barriers and improving access that represents the diversity of the population we serve.

The Time to Apply is Now

Why are we so focused on TELPs? We estimate that over one-third of our staff could retire in the next five years. That is a lot of retirement cake!

Our ministry is known for the excellent quality of our people, for having a can-do attitude, and for producing fantastic results. By hiring passionate and enthusiastic TELPs we are making sure we can continue the tradition of excellence that our ministry is known for.

Is that you?

Take charge of your career and apply for this exciting opportunity NOW!
*This blog was originally posted in 2012 and has been updated with subsequent TELP intakes.

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    • We are in the final stage and now preparing offer letters, eligibility list letters as well as regrets. Thanks for your patience. We hope this information is helpful.

  1. Good day my name is Ron Briggs and I’m a experienced equipment operator and heavy duty mechanic as well I’ve worked in the transportation and construction industry most of my career, I would like to discuss this job posting in futher detail
    Ron Briggs

    • Hi there, Ron – thanks for your interest. We encourage you to apply to the posting while it is live, and if you have any questions about the application process to connect with the folks identified on the posting page. Good luck!

  2. Lyle Samaha Spences Bridge Cooks ferry Band member.
    40ish years construction industry.
    Home building and renovations Calgary, North and West Vancouver.
    Highway Bridge renovation, Spences Bridge, Drynoch east and west.
    Forestry bridges in Pemberton +…
    Union member