Vancouver, West Van/Lions Bay/Bowen Island/North Van Sunshine Coast RD, Squamish/Lilloet RD

Jobs in Demand: Integrated Skills Training for Youth with Disabilities

Skills training and employment placement program for eligible youth with disabilities

Duration:

  • Eight weeks job readiness and skills training
  • Minimum 12 week work placement and follow-up

Services/ Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Sector-specific training in the hospitality/tourism, social and community services, or retail sectors

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Youth with disabilities (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Vancouver
  • Sunshine Coast (serving Sechelt and Gibsons)

Contact:

Open Door Social Services Society, email or 604-885-3351 (Sechelt) or 604-886-7727 (Gibsons)

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Skills and Supports for Job Success

Job readiness and workplace essential skills training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Five weeks job readiness and essential skills training
  • Five weeks of short term certificate training and/or work placement
  • Up to 12 weeks follow-up support

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Short-term certificate training
  • Work placement
  • Follow-up support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Youth and/or
  • Indigenous persons and/or
  • Persons with multiple employment barriers

Location(s):

  • Vancouver

Contact:

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

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Immigrant Youth Retail Employment Program

Job readiness training program to prepare eligible immigrant youth for work in the retail sector

Duration:

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

Services/Programs:

  • Short term certificate training
  • Work placement and job maintenance support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Immigrant youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • North Vancouver

Contact:

North Shore Multicultural Society, email or 604-988-2931

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Strive Job Readiness Program

Job readiness training program for eligible youth transitioning out of care

Duration:

  • 12 weeks of job readiness training

Services/Programs:

  • Short term certificate training
  • Job placement support
  • Individualized coaching
  • Work experience

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Youth transitioning out of care

Location(s):

  • Vancouver
  • North Vancouver

Contact:

YWCA Metro Vancouver, email or 604-970-0139

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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 and
  • Youth and/or
  • Indigenous persons and/or
  • Persons with disabilities

Location(s):

  • Vancouver

Contact:

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), 604-324-7733

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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
  • Follow-up support as needed

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Older workers (45 years and up)

Location(s):

  • Metro Vancouver (Vancouver and North Vancouver )

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 and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

 Location(s):

  • Metro Vancouver (Vancouver and , North Vancouver )

Contact:

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

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Skills Max for Youth in Vancouver

Job readiness and sector-specific skills training program in hospitality or warehousing for eligible youth

Duration:

  • Four weeks job readiness training
  • Two weeks sector-specific skills training
  • Two weeks job placement services and job search
  • Six months’ follow-up support

Services/Programs:

  • Group-based job readiness workshops
  • Short-term certificate training
  • Sector specific skills training in hospitality or warehousing
  • Individualized job coaching

 Eligibility:

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

Location(s):

  • Vancouver

Contact:

YWCA Metro Vancouver, email or 604-605-4666

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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 and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Metro Vancouver (Vancouver)

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 and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Vancouver

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

 Location(s):

  • Vancouver

Contact:

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

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