Digital Designer (1-Year 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 digital design expertise to help us communicate this important information to our key stakeholders 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 have 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, we encourage you to read on.

About the Role

  • Reporting to the Communications Program Manager, you’ll develop creative, professional, responsive, and engaging designs delivered across multiple devices and platforms.
  • You’ll leverage your design experience to create engaging graphics, images, videos, and animations for our products, services, presentations, and social marketing campaigns, while upholding our brand attributes.
  • Applying web design principles, development, best practices, and standards, you’ll be responsible for designing web and mobile pages and tools, considering usability, form, function, and navigation. You have an eye for detail and a passion for quality, while making sure that all designs and outputs meet print and web accessibility guidelines.
  • 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, media, and/or web design.
  • At least two years’ experience designing informational /interactive 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 WCAG 2.0.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, Experience Designer (web design), Acrobat (accessible, functional forms), Creative Cloud, CC Libraries asset management, and Spark video editing.
  • Proficiency in MS Word (accessibility) and PowerPoint.
  • 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 of developing creative, professional, responsive and engaging designs for multiple devices and platforms.
  • Technical skills for design, print, web production and motion graphics for web /mobile devices.
  • Ability to communicate in both official languages is desirable.

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 immersive, engaging 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

Friday, July 14, 2023

Quote File Reference Number: CO-104

Vacancies: 1

To Apply

If you are excited by this opportunity, we want to hear from you. Send us your application in confidence to ​ quoting File Reference Number CO-104.

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.