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Indigenous career exploration program

BC Hydro employees participating in the Indigenous Professionals in Development (IPID) program

Explore a future career with us

The Indigenous career exploration program provides support to help Indigenous candidates explore their skills in relation to the types of work available at BC Hydro.

We're committed to honouring Indigenous history and culture and working toward reconciliation and respect with Indigenous Peoples. We know that Indigenous Peoples – their perspectives, ideas, and expertise – help us make better decisions and better understand our customers.

How it works

By participating in this program, you get access to pre-employment support services including:

  • One-to-one connection with our recruitment specialist to explore your skills as they relate to BC Hydro roles.
  • High-level career guidance.
  • 'Get to know BC Hydro' information sessions about what we do at BC Hydro and what it's like to work here.
  • 'Pathways to employment' workshops to help you create resumes, cover letters, and prepare for interviews

The program is available year-round and candidates can apply at any time.

A workplace powered by you

Our workplace is collaborative, diverse and inclusive – welcoming your unique experience and worldview.

We create safe spaces.  RAIN, an employee-led network for Indigenous employees, connects and supports Indigenous BC Hydro employees across the province.

We include and involve people.  Our Indigenous Advisory Council provides feedback and advice on human resources practices and communication in the recruitment and development of Indigenous employees.

We value different ways of being.  In addition to vacation time, we offer Indigenous employees up to two days of paid leave per year to observe or participate in traditional Indigenous activities.


This program is available to applicants who:

  • Are Indigenous
  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Are legally eligible to work in Canada

How to apply

Apply via the Indigenous Career Exploration program posting.

  • You'll need to create a candidate profile and confirm you're Indigenous by self-identifying in the optional disclosure section on Step 7.
  • Then, remember to release your profile on Step 8.

After you've applied to the posting, there's no further action required. Our recruitment specialist will contact you within 10 business days to learn more about you and help you access the career support services we offer.

Apply now

Attend a virtual information session or workshop 

You can register for an information session or workshop at any time – before or after you apply to the program.  

Information session: Get to know BC Hydro

Sessions run every two months

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Workshop: Pathways to employment

Workshops run every two months

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An award-winning workplace

BC's Top Employers 2023 award    Canada's Top Employers for Young People 2023 award    Canada's Greenest Employers 2023 award    Canada's Best Diversity Employers 2023 award