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. We offer free services for residents who are unemployed or working less than 20 hours a week; can legally work in Canada, and who are not currently attending full-time school.

Do you have concerns about services received? Read about our Issues/Complaints Resolution Process here

In Our Centre

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.

We continue to offer all services virtually to minimize person-to-person contact during the pandemic. However, in-person services are available for Clients with no access to computers or phones and Clients needing support through in-person appointments. 

To apply for WorkBC Services, click WorkBC Applicationon the menu tab above. On receiving your application, our staff will call you for an appointment.

For inquiries, please contact us at the following centres:

  • Whalley - 604-584-0003

  • Guildford - 604-580-9740

  • Newton - 778-728-0175 

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Job Search Tips

 

WorkBC Online Application

Services We Offer

We offer services based on your needs and eligibility. Talk with an employment counsellor to begin your employment journey.

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 ORIENTATION AND CERTIFICATE (STOC)

Need a certificate for a specific job? Find out how to access up to 35 hours of certificate training.

SKILLS ENHANCEMENT TRAINING SERVICES 

Find out about how you can receive funded skills training.

We cover up to $7,500 in tuition funding for in-demand training. We provide living support, childcare, and transportation based on need. Financial assessment and approval from WorkBC are required before starting the training.

Services We Offer (Cont.)

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We provide bus tickets and work gear for interviews and employment if you are eligible.

REFERRALS

We will connect you with valuable resources and programs in the community. 

Call us for opportunities for training and placement under the COMMUNITY & EMPLOYER PARTNERSHIP (CEP) programs. 

JOB SUSTAINMENT

We can support you as you start and/or maintain your new job.

WAGE SUBSIDY

NEW - This service provides financial reimbursement to employers who hire and train eligible job seekers. New workers gain skills, experience and employment while the employer gains a trained employee. It also provides financial support to meet the training needs of new employees.

GROOMING SUPPORTS

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

Service We Offer (More)

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

We also provide specialized services to Indigenous, Francophones, new immigrants, survivors of violence, youth, and mature workers.

    SELF-EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

    Connect with a business mentor to help you start your own business. Find out more by CLICKING here.

    We also provide additional, specialized services for Individuals with mental & physical disabilities such as:

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

     Read about WorkBC Site Accessibility