Working During COVID-19

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Updated 08 March 2022

Resources to support working in B.C. during COVID-19

The resources below can help you navigate the world of work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are looking for a job, needing staff or requiring support during this uncertain time, there is information to assist.

Registering for your COVID-19 vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone five+ who lives or works in B.C. You must register to book a vaccine appointment:

Looking for a job?

The WorkBC.ca job board has thousands of job postings and opportunities to work in B.C. You can search for jobs in a specific industry or location by using the filter to narrow your search. For example, check out the farming industry opportunities in Kelowna or the tech industry in Greater Vancouver.

WorkBC Centres offer a range of employment services and supports to help you find work. You can apply for employment services and a WorkBC Centre staff member will get back to you. Alternatively, you can download the new WorkBC Mobile App to help you access the services and supports you need to find the right job.

Thinking about a career change? Use the Career Transition Tool to explore similar careers you may be able to transition to based on your current occupation. Simply enter your current career and see the results. Or find High Opportunity Occupations where you live, for who you are and what you aspire to be.

Looking for workers?

If you are an employer looking to fill vacant positions, you can create an account in a few easy steps and post your job opportunities.

There are 102 WorkBC Centres in communities throughout the province that are ready to assist you to find talent. Your local WorkBC Centre can connect you with job-ready individuals quickly and reliably.

Curious about the hiring process during physically distancing times?

Some business locations may continue to operate with reduced in-person activities, but many employers are using virtual ways to hire new workers. Email, phone and video meetings allow for safe interactions and physical distancing. Check out the Job Application Tips page to get advice on writing a resumé and cover letter, preparing for an interview and developing your networking skills.

Concerned about health and safety in the workplace?

Everyone has the right to stay healthy and feel safe at work. Employees and employers can learn about their responsibility to take preventative measures, reduce the risk of injury and ensure a healthy and safe workplace.

Looking for guidance on running your business during the pandemic?

Operating your business during the pandemic presents a challenge. There are rules and regulations you must follow. Here are some resources to help you manage your business, staff and customers.
 

Needing financial support?

Due to COVID-19, you may have been laid off or are facing reduced work hours. Or you may be a small business owner who needs financial assistance. The provincial and federal governments offer benefits and funding that may help you.
 

Concerned about your health and well-being?

Finding a job can be stressful at the best of times. These mental health resources can give you the tools to navigate working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maintaining your well-being, as well as your family members’ is essential. There are free and confidential counselling services available 24/7 via app, phone and web.

Read the latest general and health-related information about COVID-19 in B.C.