The goal of the Board Resourcing and Development
Appointment Process is to select the most qualified men and
women having the highest personal and professional integrity
to serve the public on the Province's boards, agencies and
Full text of the public
appointment policy guidelines
Instructions for Board Chairs
The Governing Principles of the appointment
process are as follows:
Merit-Based: Appointments are governed
by the overriding principle of selection based on merit -
an objective assessment of the fit between the skills and
qualifications of the prospective candidate and the needs
of the agency.
Transparent: The appointment process
guidelines are clear and understandable and available to the
Consistent: The appointment process is
applied consistently in respect of all appointments to agencies.
Probity: Agency members must be committed
to the principles and values of public service and perform
their duties with integrity.
Proportionate: The appointments process
is subject to the principle of proportionality; that is, the
process is to be appropriate for the nature of the post and
The Roles and Responsibilities of those
involved in the process are as set out below:
Board Resourcing Office: The Board Resourcing
office sets the agency appointment policy, works with agencies
and Ministries to develop skills and experience profiles for
vacancies, seeks out and screens potential candidates, recommends
preferred candidates and generally oversees and monitors all
appointments to agencies.
Responsible Minister: The Responsible
Minister formally appoints (in the case of appointments by
Minister's Order), or recommends an appointment of (in
the case of appointments by the Lieutenant Governor in Council)
a candidate to fill a vacancy.
Ministry Officials: In consultation with
the Board Resourcing Office, each Ministry (or in the case
of Crown Corporations, the Crown Agencies Secretariat) manages
the appointment process for the agencies within its domain.
Agency: In consultation with Ministry
officials (or in the case of Crown Corporations, the Crown
Agencies Secretariat), the agency prepares the skills and
experience profile, recommends candidates to fill vacancies
and assists in the selection process as necessary or appropriate.
Candidate: The candidate provides personal
information and acknowledges, by formal signature upon accepting
an appointment, the duties owed to the agency.
To review the full text
of British Columbia's Appointment Guidelines, click on one
of the following, as appropriate:
Governing Board and Other
Public Sector Organizations: