Graphic Designer (6-Month Temporary)

We Have a Big Name – and a Big Mission

We’re the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. But you can call us CCOHS.

We’re a federal government corporation focused on a single mission: upholding the right of everyone in Canada to a healthy and safe workplace where they can thrive. Our tools and resources are designed to give employers and workers across the country the information they need to stay healthy and safe, both physically and mentally, on the job.

And that’s where you come in. We need your graphic design expertise to help us communicate this important information to our key audiences and get the word out about us and what we do. The content on our website, mobile apps, social media, courses, fact sheets, publications and other resources are widely used across Canada. As an integral part of our Design Lab team – whose creativity and attention to detail shapes all these tools – you’ll help us make an even greater impact.

So, if the idea of making a difference and being part of a culture that values innovation, professional growth, and your overall well-being excites you, read on.

About the Role

  • Reporting to the Communications Program Manager, you’ll develop creative, professional, responsive, and engaging publication materials delivered across multiple formats.
  • With a primary focus on laying out a variety of PDF and print publications, along with the creation of supporting graphics and images, you’ll make sure that all designs and outputs meet accessibility guidelines and templated standards.
  • You’ll work closely with other members of the Design Lab team to provide creative support and guidance to other teams and staff, so your love for teamwork and collaboration will be a definite asset.

What You Have

  • Post-secondary education in graphic and/ or web design.
  • At least two years’ experience designing informational assets such as brochures, infographics, social media imagery and/or websites. Knowledge of colour theory, composition, and typography.
  • Basic knowledge of web design and development (both form and function) and design fundamentals such as user-centred design, information architecture, design best practices and standards including WCAG2.0.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software including: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate. Adobe Experience Designer (web design), Adobe Acrobat (accessible, functional forms), Adobe Creative Cloud, CC Libraries asset management) and Spark video editing.
  • Proficiency in MS Word (accessibility) and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to create immersive, engaging content using a variety of methods and tools.
  • Photography, illustration, video skills and editing are required, as well as a good understanding of current digital tools, trends and equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge of accessibility requirements (web, print and PDF) is required.
  • Thorough knowledge in developing creative, professional, responsive and engaging designs delivered across multiple devices and platforms.
  • Technical skills for design, print, web production and motion graphics for web /mobile devices.
  • Keen attention to detail, accuracy, quality assurance, proofreading and troubleshooting and ability to organize jobs, work closely with others and communicate effectively.
  • The ability to work with content in English and French is essential.

Who You Are

  • A supportive, respectful team member who treats others equitably and thrives in an environment where new ideas and collaboration are encouraged.
  • A creative professional who is excited about creating accessible content using a variety of methods and tools.
  • A detail-oriented designer who never skips the quality assurance, proofreading and troubleshooting parts of the design process.
  • An enthusiastic believer of providing exceptional, efficient service in a clear manner.
  • An excellent communicator who connects well with others.

Job Description


Within the range of

$73,759 to $94,965 (CCOHS-08) per annum.

Full-time, temporary, unionized position

Application Deadline

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Quote File Reference Number: CO-063

Vacancies: 1

To Apply

If you are excited by this opportunity, we want to hear from you. Send us your application in confidence to ​

Attach resume as an MS Word or PDF document.

This competition is open to residents of Ontario only.


Here at CCOHS, we promote work-life balance, encourage personal development, and foster respect, civility, and inclusion. For more reasons why this is a great place to work and information on our comprehensive benefits and federal public service pension plan, visit our Careers page.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact Human Resources at All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Note: Attaining Reliability Status Security Clearance is a condition of employment for all CCOHS positions. All resumes are maintained confidential and are kept on file for a period of six months.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.