ESS PROGRAM—Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

Skills and Supports for Job Success

Job readiness and workplace essential skills training program for eligible immigrants

Duration:

  • Five weeks job readiness training
  • Six weeks job search, skills training and work experience
  • Up to 12 weeks of follow-up support

Services/Programs:

  • Group-based job readiness training
  • Workplace essential skills training
  • Job search support
  • Job placement

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Immigrants

Location(s):

  • Coquitlam

Contact:

Immigrant Services Society of BC, email or 604-684-6199

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YMCA Experience Works

Job readiness training program for eligible older workers

Duration:

  • Six weeks job readiness training
  • 12 weeks job placement support

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Basic computer training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Job placement and follow-up support as needed

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Older workers (45 years and up)

Location(s):

  • Coquitlam

Contact:

YMCA of Greater Vancouver, email or 604-685-8066

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Youth Employment Connect (YEC)

Youth receive training to support access to employment in the retail, hospitality and accommodation sectors

Duration:

  • Four weeks job readiness training
  • 10 weeks job search support
  • 12 weeks follow-up support

Services/Programs:

  • Vocational training
  • Job maintenance
  • Networking and mentoring
  • Job placement support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody

Contact:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., email or 604-468-6007

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Employment Connect Job Readiness Program

Program connects eligible participants to high demand occupations

Duration:

  • Five weeks job readiness training
  • Two weeks work experience, mentoring or job coaching
  • Up to 12 weeks of follow-up support

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Short term certificate training
  • One-on-one coaching/mentoring
  • Work placement with wage subsidy

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

 Location(s):

  • Coquitlam
  • Port Coquitlam
  • Port Moody

Contact:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., email or 778-394-8822

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Maple Ridge Job Readiness RITE (Reaching Independence through Employment) Program Training

Job readiness training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Six weeks job readiness training
  • Four weeks one to one with job developer

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Industry-recognized certificate and short term training
  • Trades training application support
  • Essential skills training
  • Job search with wage subsidies

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

 Location(s):

  • Maple Ridge

Contact:

Triangle Community Resources Inc., email or 604-476-1202

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Introduction to Culinary Skills

Helps eligible Lower Mainland residents secure entry level employment as cooks, prep/line cooks or kitchen helpers in the hospitality and restaurant sectors.

Duration:

  • 24 weeks

Services/Programs:

  • Customized essential and employability skills training
  • Core culinary courses
  • Practicum with local employers

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Lower Mainland residents

Location(s):

  • Coquitlam and Port Moody

Contact:

Industry Training Authority (Vancouver Community College) or myue@vcc.ca

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Bridging to Trades

Introduces eligible Indigenous persons to trades exploration courses and related essential skills

Duration:

  • 12 weeks

Services/Programs:

  • Trades exploration
  • Essential skills
  • Employment readiness training
  • Short term industry certificates

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous persons

Location(s):

  • All regions (mobile training)

Contact:

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology or email

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