ESS PROGRAM—Surrey/Langley

Surrey Job Readiness Program

Job readiness training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • 10 weeks job readiness training
  • Two weeks follow-up support

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Short term training
  • Life skills workshops
  • Job search support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

Location(s):

  • Surrey

Contact:

Pacific Community Resources Society, email or 604-951-4821

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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):

  •  Surrey

Contact:

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

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PICS Entrepreneurship Program

Entrepreneurial skills training program for youth, Indigenous persons or persons with disabilities.

Duration:

  • Nine weeks entrepreneurship skills training
  • Up to 16 additional weeks of support

Services/Programs:

  • Business concept development
  • Consultancy and mentorship
  • Networking support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth and/or
  • Indigenous persons and/or
  • Persons with disabilities

Location(s):

  • Surrey
  • Langley

Contact:

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), 604-596-7722 (Surrey) or 604-324-7733 (Vancouver)

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Workplace Integration for Mature Immigrants

Job readiness training program for eligible immigrants 45 years and older

Duration:

  • 2-6 weeks job readiness training
  • 2-6 weeks skills training
  • 4-6 weeks work placement

Services/Programs:

  • Job search and maintenance training
  • Mentoring
  • Occupation-specific training
  • Work experience/internship
  • Follow-up support available

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Immigrants (45 years and older)

Location(s):

  • Langley
  • Surrey
  • South Surrey

Contact:

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), 604-596-7722 (Surrey), 604-324-7733 (Vancouver), 604-594-3455 ext. 122 (Delta), 604-531-8299 (White Rock)

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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):

  •  
  • Surrey

Contact:

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

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YMCA Youth Breakthrough to Employment and Training (YMCA Youth Beat)

Job readiness and skills training program for eligible youth with mental health challenges

Duration:

  • Five weeks job readiness training
  • 12 weeks supported work placements
  • Three month follow-up support and mentoring

Services/Programs:

  • Confidence-building and employability skills training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Supported work placements with wage subsidy

 Eligibility:

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

 Location(s):

  • Surrey

Contact:

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

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Youth Business Innovative Idea Start-up’s Program

Provides personalized support to youth to develop and pursue self-employment or entrepreneurship goals

Duration:

  • 12 weeks entrepreneurial skills training
  • 12 weeks follow-up and support

Services/Programs:

  • Workshops focused on business development, management and leadership skills
  • Network and support services including mentoring and business coaching

 Eligibility:

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

Location(s):

  • Surrey

Contact:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., email or 604-408-7274 ext. 2043 & 2041

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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):

  • Surrey

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):

  • Surrey

Contact:

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

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Job Readiness RITE (Reaching Independence through Employment) Program

Job readiness and essential skills training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Six weeks job readiness training
  • Up to four weeks individualized job search support

Services/Programs:

  • Life skills training
  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Short term certificate training

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

 Location(s):

  • Langley

Contact:

Triangle Community Resources Inc., email , 604 534-4905

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DIVERSEcity Immigrant Youth Employment Program

Job readiness and essential skills training for eligible immigrant youth

Duration:

  • Seven weeks integrated training
  • 12 weeks of post-training support

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Work experience placement with wage subsidies in pre-apprenticeship or general work stream

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • First- or second-generation immigrant youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Surrey
  • Langley

Contact:

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, email or 604-547-1359

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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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