Career Opportunities

Work That Matters

Looking for work that is meaningful, reflects your values and supports your professional and life goals? You’ll find it at the City of Coquitlam, recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for six years in a row. 

Serving a population of more than 150,000, the City of Coquitlam employs more than 1,900 people in a wide variety of jobs, including recreation leaders, technology, trades, customer service, fitness instructors, administration, planners, building officials, bylaw enforcement and other fields.

What Makes Coquitlam Different

  1. Investing in People
  2. Our Values
  3. Work/Life Balance
  4. Culture of Innovation

Coquitlam considers employees as partners in delivering quality services to the community.

Training, Growth and Advancement: 

In addition to job-specific training, Coquitlam supports employees in achieving their professional goals with opportunities such as: 

  • A supportive onboarding process for all employees
  • Online learning for all employees, including a self-leadership development stream 
  • An award-winning Leadership Development Program
  • Subsidies for external education programs and professional memberships
  • Management training including executive coaching and team-building sessions

Benefits and Pay

Coquitlam’s salaries and benefits are competitive among Metro Vancouver local governments. Eligible employees are enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan.

Employee Engagement

Coquitlam promotes a team environment through social and recognition events, book clubs, charitable work, pop-up wellness activities, mentorship opportunities, interdepartmental collaboration and more. 

Employee Health and Wellness

  • Resources and support include the Employee & Family Assistance Program, a comprehensive online Employee Wellness Portal including sections on physical and mental wellness, and training to help leaders and staff build resilience and navigate change and adversity.
  • All staff receive an Employee Fitness Pass and are encouraged to use civic amenities on lunch breaks and after hours.
  • The City is piloting a Mental Wellness Champion program engaging employees as trained resources for their peers, and encourages employees to put their health first.

Workplace Health and Safety

  • Coquitlam is a recognized leader in workplace health and safety practices, having won the BC Municipal Safety Award from the BC Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) for multiple consecutive years. Coquitlam also conducts annual safety audits through the BCMSA’s Certificate of Recognition program.
  • All new employees are required to complete an online Respectful Workplace course.

Sign Up for Job Alerts

Interested in receiving alerts about new career opportunities with the City of Coquitlam?  

Visit our Application portal, create a profile (or log in if you already have one) and set your preferences by clicking My Account > My Job Alerts.  

Read the application guide for external applicants (PDF) for help.