BC Transit in the Community

BC Transit is committed to supporting and investing in community programs that fit with our vision, mission, and values, while contributing to the social and environmental well-being of the communities we operate in.

Whether it's partnering to promote transit to a special event, to celebrate a community initiative or provide our customers with convenient amenities along their journey — we seek partnerships and sponsorships that enhance our customers' experience and support the delivery of transportation services throughout our province.

Our Scholarships and Bursaries

BC Transit provides students with amazing scholarship and bursary opportunities to further their academic career. Please see the below list of current Post Secondary Institutions that BC Transit has partnered with. For more information on how to apply, please visit the specified school's scholarship page. 

Camosun College
     •    $2,500 Emerging Leader in Finance Award
     •    $2,500 Emerging Leader in Heavy Duty Mechanic Award
     •    $2,500 Emerging Leader Woman in Trades Training Heavy Duty Mechanic Award
     •    $2,500 Emerging Indigenous Leader Award
     •    $2,500 Emerging Leader in IT Award
     •    $2,500 Emerging Leader in Human Resources Award

North Island College
     •    $1,000 Indigenous Bursary

Northern Island College
     •    $1,000 Indigenous Bursary

Okanagan College
     •    $1,000 Indigenous Bursary

Coast Mountain College
     •    $1,000 Indigenous Bursary

Our Co-op Program

BC Transit loves to give back to their community, one of the ways we do this is by offering co-op positions in a number of various disciplines. Many of our previous co-ops have returned to positions at BC Transit! Please see below for the a list of potential areas opportunities. See your Post Secondary Co-op Board to view current opportunities. 

     •    Finance Co-op
     •    Marketing Coordinator Co-op
     •    Fleet Engineering Co-op 
     •    Digital Engagement Coordinator Co-op
     •    Transit Planning Co-op
     •    People and Culture Co-op
     •    IT Co-op     
     •    Low Carbon Fleet Infrastructure Co-op 

Our Awards and Designations

Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) 2022 Awards

Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) recognized BC Transit with two prestigious CUTA Awards at their annual conference in October. 

One award was presented in the category of Safety and Security for the extraordinary multi-team effort in supporting communities during historic flooding and evacuations in November of 2021. This is an acknowledgement we share with our operating companies and local government partners in a number of systems including the Central Fraser Valley, Cowichan Valley, Merritt and Princeton. BC Transit’s Corporate Security team coordinated efforts with local governments and provincial agencies like Emergency Management BC. In the end, BC Transit and our partners supported the evacuation of more than 1,100 people from the most endangered communities.

The other honour we received was in the Marketing and Communications category for our Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day campaign this past spring. Along with our usual social media posts (using the hashtag #ThanksTransit), bus wraps and other materials, this year’s campaign included the launch of a new engagement page where riders could share their stories. Two videos were also produced, with one focused on the pivotal role handyDART services provide for customers, and the other telling the story of how our team helped find a young missing girl in Victoria.

View the full list of recipients here! 

CUTA has been Canada’s national voice for public transit and urban mobility for more than 100 years and BC Transit is honored to be the recipient of two awards in 2022.