Applicant Information

New User/Returning Users

New Users

  1. To search positions, click the Search Postings link on the navigation bar.
  2. To apply for a job, click the Create Application link on the navigation bar, then follow the directions.

Returning Users

  1. Click the Login link on the navigation bar, and enter your username and password
  2. This enables you to:
    1. Edit your existing application.
    2. Apply to new jobs without re-entering your application information.
    3. Review the status of positions you have applied to.
If you have questions, please email Human Resources at or contact us by phone at (250) 334-5000, ext 4223 or 4225.

NIC Careers Applicant Instructions

For detailed instructions on how to create an account, apply to a posting, manage your applications, set Job Alerts, bookmark a posting, magaging your account settings, supporting links, logging out, and what to do if you have fogotten your username and password click here:
NIC Careers - Applicant Instructions

For instructions on how to set up NIC Careers - Job Alerts click here:
Using NIC Careers Job Alert Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

What information will I be asked to provide in the application?
You will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, address, and phone number. You will also be asked to provide information about your education and previous employment, and contact information relating to your employment history. In addition, some positions require that you attach an electronic cover letter, resume and transcripts. Please gather this information before applying to a position.

Can I copy and paste information from another electronic document?
Yes, you can copy and paste text from a Word document directly into the appropriate fields in the application form. Prior to copying and pasting, please remove formatting – such as bullets or styling – as these will not copy over.

How do I save my application?
You must click “SAVE AND CONTINUE TO NEXT” or “SAVE AND STAY ON THIS PAGE” to prevent deletion of the information you entered into your application. If you close your browser prior to clicking “SAVE AND CONTINUE TO NEXT” or “SAVE AND STAY ON THIS PAGE”, you will lose the information on the last page that was not saved but your application and account will be saved.

How do I print a copy of my application?
After completing and saving your application, you will have the option to either manage or edit your application in the menu on the left. If you click the “Manage Applications” link, next click the option to “View your application”. In a few moments the entire application will appear in a new browser window. If you click the Edit Application link, you will be able to navigate through the pages until you reach the final page (with the certification statement). Click the link that says, “Preview Application” (you’ll see it above the “Save” button) and in a few moments the entire application will appear in a new browser window. Once your application is displayed in the new window, click “File: Print from your browser menu” to print the application. When you’re finished printing and ready to return to the online employment site, click “Close Window”.

What if I’ve started my application but I’m not ready to fill out the application at this time?
If you do not want to complete the application at this time, click “CANCEL” at the bottom of the application page.

How do I submit a resume?
You will be able to submit a resume each time you apply for a position. There will be directions prompting you how and when to attach your resume. Please note that attaching a resume does not substitute for completing the application form.

Will I receive confirmation that my application was received?
Yes, a page will appear indicating that your application was submitted and providing a confirmation number.

Do I need to complete a separate application for each position of interest?
No, only one application is necessary for you to be considered for any position. However, you must apply for each individual position you’re interested in; your online application will not be considered for any position for which you have not applied. To apply for a position, find the position you’re interested in, navigate to the “Job Details” page and click “Apply for this Posting”. Be sure to update your application as necessary before applying for any position.

What is the hiring process?
The hiring process is a term used to describe all the tasks an employer completes to fill an open position. As an applicant, your experience with the hiring process might look like this: You’ll apply for a position online and a hiring committee will review your application package. Following the committee’s review of your application package, you may be contacted for an interview. If you successfully complete the interview process, you may be moved forward in the hiring process which could include checking the references you have provided and performing position specific testing as required.

How will I know if a posting has been filled or cancelled?
Once a posting has been filled or cancelled, the status displayed for that posting on the Application Status page will change. For further information, please contact

How do I begin the application process?
To begin, please create a username and password that you will easily remember. You may even want to write down your username and password so you can still access your application if you forget your login credentials. You’ll need this username and password when you check the status of your application or if you decide to apply for a position with this institution. NOTE: Usernames and passwords are case-sensitive and should not include spaces.

I’m having a problem attaching documents.

PDF documents are the format that is recommended for your application documents. If you are unable to attach documents to your application, use these troubleshooting tips:

  1. Close all browsers, reopen the browser, and clear your browser cache. Without opening any other windows or tabs, log in to your account, open your application and re-attach the document. This is the most frequent resolution to this issue. You can also paste the document text instead of attaching it but this is not recommended as formatting does not copy over correctly.
  2. Documents that contain passwords, digital signatures or other artifacts such as watermarks may not convert properly. If your document contains any of these items, please print and scan the document, then upload the scanned version to your application.
  3. The maximum file size is 5 MB. To reduce the file size, scan the document at a reduced dpi/lower resolution setting, and set your scanning software to black and white instead of color.
If you are still encountering difficulties after trying these workarounds, please contact with the following information: the posting number, the date/time you applied, the text of the error message, and the username for your applicant account.

How do I update information on an application I’ve already created?
If you have already created an application and wish to update your information, please click the “login using your existing user name” link on the navigation menu. Then enter the username and password that you selected when you created your application. Note: Please do not use your browser’s “Back”, “Forward” or “Refresh” buttons to navigate the site. Instead, use the navigational buttons within the site. For security purposes, this system automatically logs you off when it senses no activity for 60 minutes.

I received a system error. What should I do?

Common reasons for system errors include:

  1. Too many browser windows open at once. Close all windows but one, then log off and log back in.
  2. Clicking away from a portion of the application without saving, then returning to the same section. You may have clicked away without saving your work, returned to the page, and re-answered a question in a different way, which can create two answers where only one is allowed.
  3. An uploaded document that is either larger than 5 MB, or in a file type unsupported by our system. To avoid this system error, upload a smaller document or convert your document into an approved file type.
  4. The document may have an additional feature preventing conversion – such as a digital signature, watermark or password field. See the question above for troubleshooting advice.
  5. Certain characters in the filename (such as slashes) may prevent the document from uploading. Rename the file with no special characters and try to upload again.
If you are still encountering difficulties after trying these workarounds, please contact with the following information: the posting number, the date/time you applied, the text of the error message, and the username for your applicant account.

What if I forgot my username or password?
If you forgot your username and/or password, click on the “I forgot my username / password” link on the login page. This will guide you through the process of reacquiring your login credentials. If you need additional assistance, please contact

My password was reset but I still can’t login. What do I do?

Try these things:

  1. Make sure you’re entering your password with the exact capitalization the system provided to you. The most common cause of login failure after a password reset is entering a username or password with the wrong capitalization. Please type the password with the exact same capitalization you were given.
  2. Be sure to type the new password into the password box if you use your internet browser’s auto-save feature. Sometimes browsers will automatically enter an old password; you’ll need to delete every character in the “Password” box and enter the password you received from your reset request.

Do I need to fill out an application?
To be considered for a position at North Island College, you must create an application and complete the requested information. Required information is indicated with an asterisk (*), however, the more information you provide, the easier it will be for the hiring committee to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications.