Communications Specialist (Temporary up to 12 months)

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 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 — especially during this pandemic. As an integral part of our Communications team, you’ll play a role in developing this informational content to promote the programs and services of the Centre.

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 write clear language website content, scripts, newsletter articles, and infographics, and produce various multi-media informational assets such as podcasts and videos to disseminate health and safety information and engage users.
  • You’ll leverage your communications expertise to build community and foster engagement with stakeholders via communications channels (social media, newsletters, etc.) while ensuring quality, accessibility, and usability of the communication assets you produce.
  • You’ll work closely with other members of the Communications team to participate in the planning, execution, production, and measurement of events, so your love for teamwork and collaboration will be a definite asset.

What You Have

  • A university degree and/or post-secondary education with a specialization in communications, journalism and/or new media.
  • Three years’ experience working in the communications or media field. Experience working within a health and safety organization is an asset.
  • Sound research and interviewing skills and advanced proficiency in the suite of MS-Office products and CRM software. The position requires proficiency with social media platforms, online marketing and deliverability tools (e.g. Envoke), and web analytics software (e.g. Google Analytics).
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills to manage concurrent initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in working in a public sector environment.
  • 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 highly skilled writer with varied experience in writing promotional and informational content for both print and the web.
  • A detail-oriented communications expert who is skilled at conducting peer reviews, addressing technical problems, and exchanging information.
  • 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

$68,220 to $87,833 (CCOHS-08) per annum.

Full-time, temporary, unionized position

Application Deadline

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Quote File Reference Number: CO-106

Vacancies: 1

To Apply

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


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. This position is temporarily remote – future travel to facilities may be required. 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.