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Job Seekers

  • Interested in exploring your career options?
  • Wondering what steps to take in your job search?
  • Need assistance to explore training or self-employment?

WorkBC Centre helps job seekers find employment.

We provide free services to 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.

Not sure if you are qualified for our services? Please contact us at the following Centre's and we will assist you: 

NEWTON: (778) 728-0175 ext. 41451          |             WHALLEY: (604) 584-0003 ext. 41401            |    GUILDFORD: (604) 580-9740

 

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WorkBC

WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal — to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.'s labour market.

 

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Specialized Services

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

    Other support

    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.