Upgrade your skills

Workers need a wide variety of skills and abilities to compete in today’s fast-changing job market. You may require help to document your current skills for educational programs or employers. And to reach your goals, you may need to assess and upgrade your skills or qualifications.

This section features a range of tools, programs and resources to help you get the qualifications you need for long-term career success.

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Moving or returning to B.C. from another province or country? Find out about regulated occupations in B.C. See if your professional designation, trade certificate or specialized training will be recognized or what courses you’ll need.

Learn about essential skills and literacy and how they can help you learn, find work and progress in your career. Are you new to B.C. and looking to improve your English language skills? Find helpful resources.

Expand your career opportunities by earning a high school diploma, exploring post-secondary options or getting credit for your existing qualifications.

WorkBC Employment Services Centre

WorkBC Employment Services Centres offer services that include job-search resources, personal employment planning, skills assessment and training, and work experience placement.

B.C. Employment Programs

Check if you qualify for B.C. programs and services that could help you gain skills and find employment.

Some examples:

  • BladeRunners
  • Women in Trades training
  • Skills Connect for Immigrants
  • Labour Market Sector Solutions