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Indigenous professionals in development

Cayley professionals in development
Cayley, a mechanical engineer in training, got hands-on work experience and leadership training in our one-year program.

One-year paid work experience and training for graduates

We're looking for ambitious Indigenous university graduates to join our team in professional and management roles. Our Indigenous Professionals in Development (IPID) program offers post-secondary Indigenous graduates a one-year paid work and professional development placement with BC Hydro.

About the program

If you're accepted, you'll participate in two or more work rotations across our organization over the span of one year. You'll also receive training and coaching in leadership and professional development.

You can expect to:

  • Receive one week of orientation, which includes an introduction to other program participants and our Indigenous employee network.
  • Secure work rotations based on your interest, education, background and our business needs.

The experiences and support you receive will increase your knowledge of our organization and make you a more competitive candidate when applying for permanent roles at BC Hydro.

Our goal is for all participants to find full-time regular employment with us by the end of your final rotation, however a permanent role at the end of the program isn't guaranteed.


Communications and marketing

Customer service




Human resources

Indigenous relations

Information technology


Project delivery

Supply chain


Hear from past participants

The Indigenous Professionals in Development program is a great way for new graduates to enter the workforce, or for professionals to kickstart a career change.

For Winter, the program allows him to pursue his interest in energy conservation and have a meaningful impact on our built environment.

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How to apply

We're planning to begin our next participant intake process in summer 2024.

Get in touch

If you have questions or would like to be notified when we're accepting applications for this program, please complete the form below.

The personal information collected in this form is for signing up for updates on Indigenous Professionals in Development intake announcements by BC Hydro. The information is collected under the authority of Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for B.C. This information will be stored outside of Canada. If you have any questions concerning how your personal information is handled, please contact