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, non-EI eligible, 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, non-EI eligible 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, non-EI eligible, 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, non-EI eligible, 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, non-EI eligible, 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
  • Job placement and follow-up support as needed

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, 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, non-EI eligible, 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, non-EI eligible, 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, non-EI eligible, 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, non-EI eligible, 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, non-EI eligible

 Location(s):

  • Vancouver

Contact:

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

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Women in the Trades in Vancouver

Introduces women to the trades through job readiness training, carpentry and woodworking technical skills development, short-term certification as well as job (practicum) placement and follow-up.

Duration:

  • 12 weeks

Services/Programs:

  • Group-based job readiness training
  • Carpentry and woodworking technical skills development
  • Practicum placement, debrief and follow-up

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Female

Location(s):

  • Vancouver

Contact:

Open Door Group, email or 1-866-377-3670

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Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)

Provides one-to-one construction employment placement and related supports for eligible participants.

Services/Programs:

  • Job placement and apprenticeship connections
  • Short term certificate training
  • Workplace supports (tools and boots)

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, Non-EI eligible
  • Priority given to those eligible participants who are under-represented in the trades and self-identified as Indigenous persons and/or immigrants and/or women and/or youth (age 15-29)

Location(s):

  • Vancouver

Contact:

Skilled Trades Employment Program (B.C. Construction Association), email or 604 293-6591

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Welding Foundations Program & Canadian Welding Bureau Certification in FCAW (all position Flux Core Arc Welding) for Urban Indigenous

Technical training for welding foundation and CWB certification for eligible members of Vancouver’s urban Indigenous community.

Duration:

  • 32 weeks

Services/Programs:

  • Trades-specific essential skills training
  • Welding foundation training
  • CWB certification
  • Transition into employment

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous persons (Metro Vancouver)

Location(s):

  • Metro Vancouver

Contact:

Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS) or 604 922-4077

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Metal Fabrication and Marine Fitter Foundation for Urban Indigenous Men and Women in Metro Vancouver

Technical training for metal fabrication and marine fitter foundation for members of Vancouver’s urban Indigenous community.

Duration:

  • 32 weeks

Services/Programs:

  • Trades-specific essential skills training
  • Metal fabrication foundation training
  • Marine Fitter foundation training
  • Transition into employment

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous persons (Metro Vancouver)

Location(s):

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Metro Vancouver

Contact:

Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS) or 604 922-4077

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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):

  • Greater Vancouver/Lower Mainland (Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver)

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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