Kickstart Your Career: Apply to be an EIT or GIT


Recent grad? Now’s your chance to get that career started. The Engineer-in-Training/Geo-scientist-in-Training Program (EIT/GIT) recruitment has begun for 2023.

The EIT/GIT Program hires recently (within the past five years or spring of 2023) graduated engineering and geo-scientist 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 and attain professional engineering status. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is an Accredited Employer with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC). By joining our EIT/GIT program, you will enjoy the benefits of an accredited EIT/GIT Training Program and expedited application review for professional designation.

We’re hiring for positions in each discipline listed below, in various locations right across the province. Check out this link to additional information on our EIT/GIT program, including: qualifications, application process, position types, educational streams, profiles and videos of your colleagues and much more information on the EIT/GIT program.

EIT/GIT job opportunities may include the following engineering specializations:

  • Highway Design
  • Structural
  • Hydrotechnical
  • Geotechnical
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Traffic and Safety
  • Geoscience
  • District / Project Management

Click here for a link to the job posting.

Applications will be accepted until February 12, 2023.

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?

If you are or know of someone who is a bright, enthusiastic, forward thinking new graduate that would be a great fit in our ministry, please pass along these job postings for them to apply. We look forward to talking with you soon.

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  1. Hi,
    I recently completed my master in Structural Design and Construction management in London, United Kingdom. My study is valid to apply for BC jobs? Am I eligibly to apply for EIT OR GIT jobs on January 2024?

  2. Hello may i know how do i apply for 2023 EIT or GIT program. I have recently completed my masters degree in civil engineering in Ontario. Am i eligible for 2023 EIT or GIT or entry level jobs? If yes may i know how do i apply for it?

    • Hi there Sai,

      Thanks for your interest in the EIT/GIT program. We are hoping to have an intake in early 2023 and encourage you to check back on our website here for more details in early January.

  3. Hello Kaitlyn

    Let me appreciate for your consideration , I would be gratul if you could let me know regarding Geotechnical EIT or GIT intake for 2022 .


    • Hi Abraham – the intake has already happened for this year. If you applied and haven’t heard back, we encourage you to follow up with the hiring contact. Good luck!

    • I am pleased to communicate with you. I am a young man, 25 years old, from Algeria. I graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, majoring in structures. I am also a participant in the Stars of Science program in Qatar for Arab innovators. My request is a vocational training in one of the companies in your province. Be aware that I speak English and French. I hope you will accept my request into consideration.

  4. 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,

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    • 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!

    • 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!

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

    • 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!

  9. 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?

    • 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!

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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?


    • 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.

  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.

    • 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!

  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

    • 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.

    • 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.

  15. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.


          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.


  16. 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.



    • 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.


  17. 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,


  18. 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?

  19. 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

  20. 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 🙁

    • 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.

    • 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).

  21. 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.

  22. There is no way for my transcript to be sent along with my application via email as the University would have to send a paper copy via mail which would arrive after the application deadline. Is it possible to have it sent to a MOTI office by mail instead?

    • Hello Adam,

      The government employment opportunities website went down yesterday but it is up again and we encourage you to go back to the site and re-apply. Good luck!

    • Hi Mat,

      Our apologies – we originally responded to you with TELP positions when you asked about an Electrical EIT opening.

      Unfortunately, we are not looking to hire an Electrical EIT this year. Under the EIT program this year, we are hiring Traffic EIT and Structural EIT. Potential locations for these positions are Prince George, Coquitlam, Kamloops and Victoria. Note: our EITs rotate geographic locations and positions throughout their time in the program.

    • Hi Graeme,

      We are almost ready to post for our TELP/EIT intake. Intake is set to begin on Friday, January 6th and we encourage you to check back then. Good luck!

  23. Hi, I recently finished my NAT certificate at BCIT with CCNA at level 3. Would getting involved with TELP help with getting my foot in the door working for the the ministry?
    Thank you

  24. Hi, when is the next student open house? I live in Victoria and will be graduating at the end if 2016 with a diploma in Environmental Technology at Camosun. I also have a certificate in AutoCAD Graphcs (2011) and a certificate in Engineering Graphics (2011).

    I understand the next intake is January 2017.

    • Hi Aaron,

      Thanks for connecting with us here and your interest in working with our ministry. The TELP/EIT intake process usually begins in early January but at this time, we don’t have any further details. Good luck!

  25. Hi
    i have a bachelor in civil engineering in construction management from Syria 2002
    i have worked in this field for 14 year
    could i register for this program ?
    if yes , could you please some steps should i fellow to start .
    thank you

  26. Great idea, engineers in training…
    Lets put more theoretical buts in government positions, how about first requiring them to work within industry before becoming politically desensitized bureaucrats with no idea how the real world functions.

    • Sure, let me know if any “real world” companies are hiring people who do NOT fall under the following categories:
      – TFW
      – Relatives of CEO
      – New grads who are willing to be exploited for sub-optimal wages/conditions

  27. Would you mind sharing insight on how the selection process went? What were the major deciding factors: interview performance, reference feedback, or availability/fit? Not looking to overturn any decisions; just curious.

    • Hi Anonymous, Thanks for your question about the selection process for EIT and TELP positions. I’ll check with our hiring folks and get back to you on this.

    • The recruitment process for this competition was based on merit as is required with all hiring decisions in the BC Public Service. We followed a process where by all eligible applicant’s education and experience were assessed. As they progressed through the competition, further assessments of their knowledge, skills, abilities were completed through written assignments, interviews and past work performance checks.

  28. What should we be thinking at this point if our references were contacted, but we have not yet received an offer not regret letter?
    This has been an extremely long process and tough to know if we should be holding out to hear good news or move on.

    • Hello,

      Thank you for connecting with us here and for your patience during the final stages of this competition. TELP offers are still being made but we expect that unsuccessful applicants should be notified by the end of this week. Hope that this helps!

      • So here we are again, at the end of another week of waiting.
        No news either way…

        Please tell us what we all would like to know… When will we hear from you?
        And also – when does the grievance process begin?

        • Sorry for the delay. The process has taken longer this year due to the length of time to have the verbal offers accepted. All offers have now been accepted and the BC Public Service Agency is busy working on getting out all the regret, eligibility list and offer letters, which should start flowing out mid-week.

    • Hi there,

      Offers are still being made for the TELP competition. After all offers have been made for TELP, the formal notifications for that competition will be sent out. Hope that this helps.

  29. Hello,

    If we have not received a regret letter yet and our references have not been contacted, is it safe to assume that we will not be receiving an offer and not be put on the eligibility list?

    • Hi there,

      Formal regret notifications have been sent out for the EIT competition. Offers are still being made for the TELP competition. After all offers have been made for TELP, the formal notifications for that competition will be sent out. Hope that this helps.

  30. Hello,

    I have not received a regret letter as of yet but I have been in touch with my references and they have stated that they have not been contacted for reference checks. Is it safe to assume that my chances of receiving an offer or being put on the eligibility list are zero to none?

    Thank you.

    • Hi there,

      Formal regret notifications have been sent out for the EIT competition. Offers are still being made for the TELP competition. After all offers have been made for TELP, the formal notifications for that competition will be sent out. Hope that this helps.

  31. Hello,

    Is it safe to assume that those who did not receive an offer by this point are out of the running for the TELP/EIT program?

    I understand the managers can be busy, but some transparency regarding the recruitment status would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi there,

      The hiring manager informed us that offers and regrets would be formalized by mid April. If you have not yet received a regret letter, you might still be in the running. Hope that this helps!

  32. Hello,

    I have received a regret email about my application for Mechanical EIT position. However, in the email, it says that applicants were appointed to Civil and Electrical EIT positions. There is not any word in the email about Mechanical EIT position. Would you please kindly let me know what is the reason for that. Thank you.

  33. Hi, I have just received a job offer but TELP is my first choice. If my references have been contacted, is it safe to say my chances of receiving an offer tom TELP are fairly good?

  34. Yesterday I received a email that says:

    “Re: Requisition # 30423
    STO 15R/AO 14/FO 14 – Technician Entry Level Program
    Min of Trans & Infrastructure

    The personal information is collected by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure under s. 26(c) of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIPPA”) and for the purposes of recruiting, screening and selecting applicants for the TELP or EIT program. Should you have any questions about the collection of this personal information please contact:

    TELP & EIT Hiring Lead
    447 Columbia Street,
    Kamloops, BC
    V2C 2T3

    Please do not reply directly to this notification.”

    What does it mean? Is my application accepted?

    • Hello again Jay,

      When you applied on the MYHR employment website for the TELP/EIT program, there was a privacy statement on the posting. This original notice did not meet the needs of the provincial Privacy Branch and so we were required to notify all candidates that we collect personal information during recruitment.

      Unfortunately, the initial email that went out was not clear to candidates and we received multiple responses asking to clarify their application. So we decided a clearer version needed to go out. You should have received a second email clarifying how we use the information collected during our recruitment process. If you have any further questions about the collection of personal information or how it is used during recruitment, please contact the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and Open Government, by mail at PO Box 9493 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC., V8W 9N7, by telephone: (250) 356-1851 or by email:

  35. Hello,

    I applied for the TELP program District Operations Technician (Kelowna) and would like to know how important willingness to relocate is in this field. If the candidate prefers to stay in their area, is this a large factor in determining who will be recruited?

    • Hello!
      We received hundreds of applications and will be contacting applicants who screened into the telephone interview stage in the next couple of weeks. Good luck!

  36. Hi,

    I am a recent graduate of UVic, and have some professional experience as well. I applied for the TELP program about two weeks ago, to build my skills and prove myself in an entry-level program.

    I was just wondering, if you would be able to tell me, if selected, when we will start to hear back concerning our applications this year?


    – See more at:

    • Hi Alexander,

      Thanks for applying! We received hundreds of applications and will be contacting applicants who screened into the telephone interview stage in the next couple of weeks. Good luck!

  37. Hello,

    I got my degree assessed with APEGBC and was granted an EIT status in 2013, however I got my Civil Engineering Undergraduate degree in 1999. Can I still apply to the LSO ENG 1- Engineer-In-Training Program?


  38. Hello,

    I am in my last semester and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography this April (2016). I also have a Liberal Arts Diploma, for which a graduation request has been submitted to my school. However, I am still waiting for this to be reflected in my official transcript. Am I eligible to apply for the TELP program?

    Thank you.

  39. Hi,

    I submitted my resume and cover letter through the BC public service website, in addition I sent my transcript to the given email, but I didn’t get any response that they have received it or not.

    best regards,

  40. Hello,

    I am applying for the EIT 2016 program and currently working on my cover letter. Would kindly indicate to whom I should adress it and the right adress, if it is relevant to this process…

    Thank you,

    • Hi Aiden,

      Our next TELP intake process is expected to begin in January 2016. We suggest you check back early in the month to be sure. Thanks for connecting with us here – we look forward to your application.

  41. Hello,

    I was interested in whether the TELP program will be available to apply for in 2016?

    Also, I have a Bachelor of Planning and I had heard that in past years, the Ministry offers opportunities for planning students. I was curious as to whether the opportunities for planning students fall under the TELP program?

    Thank you for your assistance.


  42. Help! I came across the winter intake deadline of Feb.11,2015 today. I have been trying to send in an application, but it appears all of the sites have been disconnected. Would it be possible to submit an application via e-mail? I feel that my credentials and work experience would be an asset to the TELP program and would love to participate.

  43. Hi,
    I am a student at UBC, I saw an update of for submitting the application has been extended to 11th feb, But when I click on the link it shows no longer accepting application. I have been preparing my cover letter and resume for quite sum time for this position. I request you to kindly consider this request.


  44. To apply for the TELP program, I must send my transcript electronically. However, my university (KPU) will only allow a hard copy of my transcript to be mailed. Am I able to mail a hard copy of my transcript instead of emailing it? If so, what is the address? Thanks!

  45. Hi,

    I am looking for Coop Work starting this Spring. I am currently enrolled in the Environmental Technology Diploma Program (graduate in 2016)at Camosun College. This program includes learning such skills as GPS,GIS,mapping, Geology and Geography, setting up reports, etc as well as environmental testing. I also have an engineering graphics certificate and autocad certificate.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.



    • Hello Aaron,
      Unfortunately the program is for recent graduates only. We do however from time to time hire co-op students and encourage you to check back on those opportunities and, of course, we encourage you to apply to the TELP program when you have graduated. Thanks!

  46. Hi
    I have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from India in addition to experience of 9 years as a engineer in India.I needed information, if I can apply for this program.

    • Hello,

      If your engineering degree is accepted in BC/Canada and graduation was within the last 5 years, then you are definitely eligible to apply for this program, and we encourage you to do so! Thanks for connecting with us here.