Employment Services

Job seekers can receive employment services through:

WorkBC Centres

Indigenous Skills Employment Training Program Offices

These offices are welcoming and thoughtful about connecting persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, persons of colour, and persons who identify as LGBTQ2S+  with inclusive employers.

What Employment Services Are Available?

WorkBC Centres and Indigenous Skills and Employment Training program offices will work with you to learn more about you such as your strengths, needs, and interests to assist you in finding a good job that pays a living wage.

Personal employment planning: Develop short and long-term work goals, including exploring what training/education may be needed to reach those goals.

Group or individual workshops: Learn how to search for jobs, apply for jobs, and create/edit a resume.

Job search services: Searching for a job can be stressful. Receive assistance with resume and interview preparation, job search planning, and more to help you find a job that is right for you.

Wage subsidy: strong to an employer to offset costs of hiring while you gain valuable on-the-job training and work experience. This work experience opportunity could land you a job that leads to a long-term career!

Skills enhancement services: Attend training to upgrade skills (short duration training, occupational skills training, high school diploma, or academic upgrading). If you need additional training to secure long-term sustainable employment, funding support may be available for tuition, books, living supports, child care, or other related costs

Customized employment: Jobs can be customized to meet your needs, skills, abilities, and competencies. It is a very thorough approach that meets the employer's requirements and your needs. More details at: WorkBC - Finding Your Fit through Customized Employment.

Work experience placement services: Gain meaningful, recent work experience and skill development that will support you to achieve sustainable employment.

Job sustainment services: Assists newly employed people or people who are working a part time, seasonal, and/or casual job to succeed in keeping their job through coaching and mentoring, essential work clothes, and more.

Financial supports: Provided for costs related to your employment activities (e.g., interviews, training). Supports could include child care, transportation costs, essential work clothing, tools, supplies, or equipment. Your WorkBC Centre or Indigenous Skills and Employment Training program office will complete a financial needs assessment to understand what supports you may require.

Self-employment services:Eligible participants receive business owner skills development support to build and implement a business plan and become self-employed. It allows participants to concentrate on building a sustainable business by providing them with financial assistance while they receive business advice and support.

Am I Eligible?

Your WorkBC Centre or Indigenous Skills and Employment Training program office will help you identify what employment services you are eligible to receive.