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Marketing/Business Co-op Student


Kelowna, BC, CA Surrey, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Salary: $21.87 Hourly
Temp Duration: 8 Month
Workplace Flexibility: No
Posting End Date: Open until filled


We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 

Position Overview

An enthusiastic Marketing or Commerce Co-op student is required to assist the Marketing and Customer Communications Manager in the Events group. The Marketing/Business Co-op will:

  • Gain experience within FortisBC’s Marketing and Customer Communications Team.
  • Work on assignment and projects to provide opportunities for engagement with various levels of staff
  • Develop an understanding of the workings within the department and FortisBC.
  • Gain experience in effective team and partner collaborations.


Working in accordance with the organization’s strategic vision, core values and leadership competencies, some of the duties of this position involve:

  • Assisting with booking events.
  • Co-ordinating communication materials and messaging for events.
  • Assisting with messaging for social media and/or distributions of photos at events.
  • Work collaboratively with various groups in the organization including project teams & community liaisons. 


The ideal candidate will have strong communications, planning and organizational skills. They will possess the ability to quickly learn processes, to identify and organize relevant information and be able to work independently.  



  • Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Program pursuing Marketing, Commerce or a related field at an accredited institution with intent to return to school after the Co-op work term. 
  • Must be enrolled in a Co-op Program.



  • Creative thinker with strong skills in the use of business analysis, financial evaluation methods, and project management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to maintain collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel and Word.
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving - capable of complex reasoning analysis.
  • Interpersonal skills – able to collaborate on projects, maintain effective relationships, and communicate clearly.
  • Independent - ability to work well under limited supervision.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint an asset. 
  • Customer Service experience an asset.
  • Valid class 5 BC driver’s license or equivalent.

Additional Information

  • This is an 8 month co-op term starting September 2023.
  • There are two positions available: One in Kelowna and one in Surrey. 

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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