WorkBC Online Employment Services

Get started with WorkBC and OES

Are you new to WorkBC or Online Employment Services (OES)? Find out how to get started.

There are two steps involved in getting access to OES:

Get a secure ID for signing in
Register for OES

What you need


To access Online Employment Services, you need to confirm your identity. You can use one of these forms of B.C. government ID:

Basic BCeID
BC Services Card

By using one of these IDs, your information and privacy are protected and your access to OES is secure.


Once you’ve obtained a Basic BCeID or BC Services Card, you need to register for OES.

We will need some of your personal information, such as:

  • Birthdate
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Your information is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).

Register and sign in with Basic BCeID

The Basic BCeID account is used to sign in to online services with just a username and password. You can apply for a Basic BCeID online in minutes by providing some personal information.

You may already have a Basic BCeID if

  • you applied for income and disability assistance programs and services in B.C.
  • you applied for the Affordable Child Care Benefit
  • you booked an appointment online to visit a Service BC Centre
Find out if you have a Basic BCeID

Register for OES

Once you have a Basic BCeID, you can register for OES right away.

Register now

Register and sign in with a BC Services Card

The BC Services Card provides access to many government services for B.C. residents. This includes services that are available online.

You may already have a BC Services Card

  • if you have B.C. public health insurance through the Medical Services Plan (MSP)
  • if you access your health information online through Health Gateway or Island Health
  • if you applied for a student loan through StudentAid BC

Register for OES

To register for OES using your BC Services card, you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Download the BC Services Card app on your mobile device
  2. Complete the app setup by:
    (a) using the verify-by-video feature in the app, OR
    (b) verifying in person by visiting a Service BC location
  3. Use the app to verify your identity during OES registration
Register now

After your register

Once you’ve registered for Online Employment Services, you will need to complete an application for a service.

You should continue to use your Basic BCeID or your BC Services Card and the app every time you sign in to OES.

If you have problems signing in, refer to our Support page for help.

Need Help?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about getting a secure ID and registering for OES.

View FAQ’s

If you still have questions, you can contact us directly for support.

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