Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
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A career at CCOHS offers:

  • An energetic and spirited work environment in which you can make a difference.
  • Competitive pay and benefits.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • Opportunities to work with a variety of different teams.
  • Work-life balance.

CCOHS offers a wide variety of careers related to occupational health and safety (toxicology, biology, industrial hygiene, chemistry, ergonomics, physics, noise), information management (information science), computer systems (programming and analysis), text editing and processing, marketing, sales, finance, administration and human resources.

There are frequently opportunities for temporary, short-term contract work in the areas of health and safety and computer systems. You are invited to e-mail your resume at any time. It will be kept on file for a period of six months.



Current Opportunities

There are no new job postings with CCOHS at this time.

Please send resumes and cover letters to:

  • E-mail: jobs@ccohs.ca. Please send resume as an attachment in MS Word.
  • Mail: 135 Hunter Street east, Hamilton ON, L8N 1M5, Canada
  • Fax: 905-572-4419

All resumes are maintained confidential and are kept on file for a period of six months.

Helpful Links for Careers in OH&S

Canadian Government Departments responsible for OH&S

Provincial Workers' Compensation Boards in Canada

Institutions who offer OH&S courses in Canada



Benefits at CCOHS

CCOHS offers the following benefits to its employees:

  • Medical: Provides employees and eligible dependants with medical services and product coverage.
  • Dental: Provides employees and eligible dependants with dental care coverage.
  • Vision care: Allows coverage for eye glasses/contact lenses.
  • Disability: Salary insurance coverage in the event of a disabling illness.
  • Life Insurance: Provides eligible employees and their beneficiaries with life insurance protection.
  • Pension: For your future, the Federal Government Pension Plan, the Superannuation Pension Plan provides retirement income.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Offers CCOHS employees confidential, off-site professional service for personal problems which can affect work performance.
  • Fitness program: Partial reimbursement of fees, extra time provided for fitness activities.
  • Flexible work arrangements: Provides flexible hours of work, compressed work week.
  • Leaves: Includes vacation, sick leave and leave for family-related responsibilities.


International Applicants

Ref: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/work/index.asp.

In almost all cases international applicants must have a valid work permit to work in Canada. The following steps must be followed before you apply for a work permit:

  1. An employer must first offer you a job.
  2. Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) must normally provide a labour market opinion or 'confirmation' of your job offer. However, some types of work are exempt from this process.
  3. After HRDC confirms that a foreign national may fill the job, you apply to CIC for your work permit.

You cannot immigrate with a work permit. If you would like to live in Canada as a permanent resident based on your work skills or experience, you must qualify for the Skilled Worker Program. Click here for more information.

Please Note: Foreign workers may work at some jobs in Canada without a permit. Please ensure you are eligible to work in Canada without a permit.