ESS PROGRAM—Victoria

Get Youth Working

Provides entry-level job placements for eligible youth in the food and restaurant service industry and construction related occupations

Duration:

  • Three to six months’ job placement

Services/ Programs:

  • Job placements with wage subsidy
  • Short term certificate training
  • Post-placement support

Eligibility:

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

Location(s):

  • Saanich
  • Salt Spring Island
  • Sidney
  • Sooke
  • Victoria

Contact:

Bowman Employment Services Inc., email or 1-877-866-3100

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Women in Trades Training Initiative

Trades exploration program for eligible women and youth.

Duration:

  • 12 weeks

Services/ Programs:

  • Life skills training
  • Essential skills training
  • Academic assessment
  • Industry certification
  • Foundational and technical training
  • Employment transition supports/job coaching

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Women and/or youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

 Location(s):

  • Victoria

Contact:

Camosun College, Jayna Wiewiorowski, Coordinator or 250 370-4030

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Indigenous Trades Training Initiative

Trades exploration program for eligible Indigenous persons.

Duration:

  • 12 weeks

Services/ Programs:

  • Cultural supports
  • Life skills training
  • Essential skills training
  • Academic assessment
  • Industry certification
  • Foundational and technical training
  • Employment transition supports/job coaching

Eligibility:

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

Location(s):

  • Victoria, Beecher Bay, Malahat, Songhees, Esquimalt, Tsawout

Contact:

Camosun College, Susan Wilson, Coordinator, 250 370-4779 or Larry Underwood, Coordinator, 250 370-4778

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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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