WorkBC Job Posting API Released Under Open Government License



WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal – to help all British Columbians successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market. WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills.

WorkBC’s Job Board is B.C.’s most comprehensive job board, with over 28,000 registered employer accounts where employers from all sectors post job opportunities to fill positions, find the right talent and grow their businesses. Through the Government of British Columbia, WorkBC Job Posting Application Programming Interface (API), jobs posted by employers with registered WorkBC employer accounts can now to be posted to any website. Jobs posted directly on WorkBC are available through the API. Job postings displayed on WorkBC but obtained from other sources are not included.

Major Job boards such as Workopolis and Indeed have previously requested the WorkBC Job Posting API service, as have Orbis Communications, which manages co-operative job portals at post-secondary institutions in every Canadian province. Although the WorkBC Job Posting API will be used by these major job boards to disseminate job opportunities posted on WorkBC by registered employers, the application is publicly available and can also be used by any website owner looking to add or expand job postings on their own website.

WorkBC’s job posting API service provides the ability to request, filter and access live job posting data powered by the WorkBC Job Board. If you’re interested in job posting data, access the WorkBC Job Posting API to:

  • retrieve live job posting data powered by the WorkBC Job Board,
  • filter the dataset using different variables (by city, region, job type or B.C. Major Project),
  • add or expand job postings on your site, and
  • offer your clients a more comprehensive job search experience.

The WorkBC Job Posting API is published in the BC Data Catalogue and its output is licensed under the Open Government License (OGL) – British Columbia.  Read more about the API terms of use on the WorkBC.ca API page.

The API leverages the API Management Services provided by DataBC and additional resources include API specifications and an interactive console to expedite developer’s adoption.

BC Data Catalogue Record: https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/7c2bbc0c-70ac-4ca9-8670-d69ac3754c87

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