Instructional 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 with 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.

That’s where you come in. We need your instructional design expertise to help get this important information into the hands of our key stakeholders. Our online health and safety courses are making a big impact across Canada. As an important part of our Education Services team, you’ll help us have an even greater one.

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

  • As an Instructional Designer, you’ll build, edit, and quality assure the quality of training deliverables, using a variety of e-learning tools and methodologies. You’ll apply your knowledge of instructional design best practices to develop and create engaging courses that enhance retention and learning transfer.
  • You’ll work collaboratively with health and safety subject matter experts to assess learning needs and design compelling course curricula; set end goals that align with course content; and create modes of assessment, such as tests or quizzes, to measure the effectiveness of the course.
  • You have a keen eye for detail and will perform quality assurance activities at various stages of course development to ensure CCOHS' standards are met.

What You Have

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in instructional design or at least 5 years’ relevant experience in instructional design or adult learning.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ recent progressive experience in training and development or instructional design.
  • Demonstrated ability in applying adult learning practices to needs assessments, design, development, and evaluative methods.
  • Proven experience in instructional design for e-learning, development and associated technologies (e.g. Articulate 360), including experience developing scripts or storyboards for e-learning and course assets (e.g. video).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in designing interactive e-learning modules in various formats.
  • Completion of CTDP (Certified Training and Development Professional) designation and/or Adult Learning Certificate an asset.
  • Experience in applying WCAG 2.0 (or comparable) accessibility standards.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, training methodologies, and best practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of e-course development software (e.g. Articulate 360), audio editing software, as well as word processing and spreadsheet software (e.g. Word, Excel).
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, and strong project management skills.
  • The ability to work with content in both official languages (English, French) is required and the ability to communicate in both is strongly preferred.

Who You Are

  • A supportive, respectful team member who treats others equitably and thrives in an environment where ideas and collaboration are encouraged.
  • An instructional design expert skilled at analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing the assigned course content developed by subject matter experts. Plus you thrive on translating that content into measurable learning objectives, compelling interactive content, and relevant modes of assessment.
  • A strong technical writer with a passion for creating storyboards and clear-language scripts for courses.
  • An enthusiastic believer of providing exceptional, efficient service.
  • An excellent communicator who connects well with clients.

Job Description


Within the range of

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

Full-time, temporary, unionized position

Application Deadline

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Quote File Reference Number: TR-050

Vacancies: 1

To Apply

If you are excited by this opportunity, we want to hear from you. Send us your application in confidence by Wednesday, November 23, 2022 to ​, quoting File Reference Number TR-050.

Attach resume as an MS Word or PDF document.


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.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.