Find workers

Finding, hiring and retaining great workers is a key strategy in building a successful company.

Employers can now post jobs on the National Job Bank.

As an employer in B.C., you:

  • Get more exposure to qualified job seekers from across Canada.
  • Continue to post jobs at no cost.
  • Can invite job seekers to apply to jobs and fill positions faster.
  • Receive real-time data on job posting progress.
  • Have postings available in both French and English.

To get started, you must register with the National Job Bank and create your job posting account.

For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions for Employers.

Another resource to help you find workers in specific industries is the B.C. Industry Association Job Boards page. You’ll find links to job sites for dozens of B.C. industries.

You can also use the other resources below to build a strong team of talent:

Plan for recruitment

An effective recruiting strategy can save you time and help you avoid problems. Check out this resource to help you plan.
  • go2 Tourism HR  Find information about planning your recruitment efforts.

Assess and select job candidates

For help in the challenging process of choosing among job applicants, review the guides below:

Hire an apprentice

Hiring an apprentice is a great way to recruit new talent and prepare for the future of your business. Get more information.
  • Hear from employers – Watch videos from employers who found that hiring an apprentice makes good business sense.
  • Training Tax Credit – Learn about the tax credits B.C. gives to employers and apprentices in eligible programs.
  • Apprenticeship Basics – Find out more from the Industry Training Authority about sponsoring or hiring apprentices.
  • Apprenticeships – Read more about skilled trades and apprenticeships in B.C.

Hire a Reservist

Reservists are part-time soldiers, sailors and airmen/airwomen. They have a wide variety of skills and abilities that go hand-in-hand with being trained in the military. Teamwork, discipline, leadership, initiative and loyalty are just a few of the attributes that Reservists bring that could benefit your business. 

Find employment programs

British Columbia offers a variety of programs to support employers who want to find workers.

  • Community and Employer Partnerships – Find out about funding to hire unemployed residents of B.C. to work on particular projects and how your business can create employment opportunities.
  • B.C. Labour Market Programs – Review programs and services to match employers with workers. Some programs include wage subsidies, hiring incentives and training allowances. Get help to find and hire skilled talent for your business.