WorkBC Centre - Surrey Whalley

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm , Thursday
Statutory Holidays - Closed

We Can Help

People, including mature woman in the foreground, working on computers.
Interested in exploring your career options?
Wondering what steps to take in your job search?
Need assistance to explore training or self-employment?

See us for services. Our services are cost-free and tailored to residents who are unemployed or working less than 20 hours a week and legally entitled to work in Canada and are not currently attending full-time school.

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES:
COVID Assessment & Q&A
Safety from on-line scams 

Our Services

COVID-19 Update:

To keep everyone safe and continue to provide the services and support you need, we have adapted our programs to align with recent provincial health orders. 

Until December 1, 2020:

  • The majority of our services are now delivered virtually
  • Limited in-person services are by appointment only
  • No drop-in services

Please contact us to book your appointment at the following centres:

  • Whalley - 604-584-0003
  • Guildford - 604-580-9740
  • Newton - 778-728-0175 

Your safety is our priority. Each WorkBC location has a stringent safety plan that provides operational protocols and procedures to stop the transmission of COVID-19 and keep clients, staff, and volunteers safe.

To apply for WorkBC Services, click here.

On receiving your application, the staff will call you for an appointment.

In Our Centre

Job Search Tips

 

WorkBC Online Application

 

How-To Videos

For Everyone

SELF-SERVE RESOURCE CENTRE:
Free access to computers, phones, fax machines and photocopiers, job board, community resource brochures and staff to help you with your job search.

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS:
Access a variety of career assessments and workshops to help you be successful in your job search.

SHORT-TERM CERTIFICATION TRAINING:
Need a certificate for a specific job? Find out how to access 35 hours of certificate training.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
You may be eligible for bus tickets and work gear for interviews and employment.

REFERRALS:
We can connect you with valuable community resources and programs.

JOB SUSTAINMENT:
Assistance to support you start and/or maintain your new job.

WAGE SUBSIDY:
NEW -
It provides financial reimbursement to employers who hire and train eligible job seekers. New workers gain skills, experience and employment while employer gains a trained employee along with financial support to meet training needs.

Other support

For People Receiving Income Assistance

SHORT DURATION SKILLS TRAINING:

Find out about how you can receive funded skills training for up to 120 days while on Income Assistance.

GROOMING SUPPORTS:

We have grooming kits and haircut vouchers to help you freshen up for work.

SINGLE PARENT EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE:

Single parents on income assistance are now eligible for:

  • Funded training up to 1 year
  • Paid work experience placements
  • Childcare support during training and work placement

Specialized services available for Aboriginals, Francophone, New Immigrants, Survivors of Violence, Youth and Mature workers.

 

Specialized Services

    For People who have received Employment Insurance (El)

    SELF-EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM:
    Business mentorship is available to help you start your own business. Find out more by CLICKING here.

    SKILLS TRAINING:
    Up to $7500 tuition funding is available for on-demand training. As per need, living support, childcare and transportation may also be covered.

    Other COMMUNITY & EMPLOYER PARTNERSHIP opportunities for training and placement also available.

    For Individuals with Mental & Physical Disabilities

    • Specialized Assessments
    • Disability Management
    • Job Coaching and Maintenance
    • Customized Employment Placement
    • Volunteer Experience Placement
    • Funded Skills Training
    • Referral for Assistive Technology