WorkBC Employment Services Centres provide three types of self-serve services:
- A staffed resource area for using job search tools and information that includes:
- computer workstations
- internet access
- public telephones
- fax machines
- photocopy services
- informational materials
- Job search and job start workshops for unemployed clients
- Job search and job start financial supports for eligible clients who need help getting started in a new job or need help looking for work.
All British Columbians can use the WorkBC Employment Services Centre resource area.
If you are an unemployed job seeker who is legally entitled to work in British Columbia, you are eligible to access job search and job start workshops.
You are considered unemployed if you:
- Are not a full-time student
- Are not working
- Are working an average of fewer than twenty (20) hours per week, AND
- are actively seeking full-time employment
- are unable to work full-time because of a disability and are seeking to work more hours
- Are in receipt of a notice of imminent layoff
- Must leave your current occupation due to a medical reason; OR
- Are at significant risk of losing your employment because of a disability.
To work in BC you must have a Social Insurance Number. If your social insurance number begins with nine (9), contact your WorkBC Employment Service to discuss eligibility.
There are two ways to get started.
You can visit your local WorkBC Employment Services Centre directly – Please follow the link to your local WorkBC Employment Services Centre.
OR, to find out if your local WorkBC Employment Services Centre receives online requests for service, continue on to access Self-Serve Services online