Mainland/Southwest

Gateway

The Gateway program focuses on people in rural and remote communities. It provides short-term occupational certification training, Indigenous cultural components and work experience (with possible wage subsidies) in the participant’s community.


Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Room and board
  • Training allowance

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver 

Training Locations:

  • Langley

Contact:

Canadian Vocational Training Centre, email or 250-596-1575

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Survivors Employment Training

Acquiring Community-based Employment Skills (ACES) Training Program provides assessment, training and supported work experience and skills training for employment in a variety of occupations, to support participants to acquire skills, experience and credentials required to secure Sustainable Employment or move on to further education and training leading to Sustainable Employment.

Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Work gear
  • Food

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver 

Training Locations:

  • Maple Ridge
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver

Contact:

Connectiveemail or 604-872-5651

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Business Certificate Program, Employment and Supports Program

In this program, participants can earn their Business Skills Certificate, alongside completing their Adult Dogwood Diploma. Courses on parenting and personal development, Indigenous cultural components, work experience, and job placement are also included.


Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Training allowance

Regional Districts:

  • Fraser Valley 

Training Locations:

  • Chilliwack

Contact:

Chilliwack Community Services, email or 250-491-4287

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Hope, Empowerment, Adaptability and Learning (HEAL) for Work

The H.E.A.L. for Work program is tailored to people that are new to Canada. It offers language supports (primarily in Punjabi and Arabic), Kaizen training and work experience (with possible wage subsidies) in the manufacturing and horticulture industries. Where possible, participants are placed in jobs where they are able to use their first language.


Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation 
  • Lodging

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver 

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, email or 604-547-1274 

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Employment Readiness Program for Survivors of Violence and/or Abuse (EmPOW3r)

The EmPOW3r program provides participants pre-employment Skills Training services and support to those seeking to identify their employment goals, build employability/job search skills, increase self-reliance and strengthen community participation in order to achieve Sustainable Employment in the labour market.  
 

Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Refreshments
  • Personal grooming

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver 

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, email or 604-254-5401 (249)

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Empowered for Employment – Skills for Today’s Workplace

The Empowered for Employment program provides occupational and short-term certificate training, practicum placements and direct marketing of participants to employers. 
 

Financial supports may include: 

  • Child care
  • Transportation 
  • Food

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver 

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

Sources Community Resources Societyemail or 604-262-4858

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Skills for Wellness and Work for Survivors of Violence and/or Abuse

A trauma informed work readiness program facilitated by an Occupational Therapist, Job Developer, and Peer Support Worker focused on incorporating mental wellness, soft skills training and employment readiness skill development. This includes enhancing essential skills, wellness self-management plans, and providing short-term skills training to prepare participants to obtain and sustain meaningful employment or education.


Financial supports may include:

  • Refreshments
  • Disability supports
  • Work gear 
  • Training allowance

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver 

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

Gastown Vocational Services or 604-675-2535

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YWCA Survive to Thrive Employment Program

The Survive to Thrive program is targeted at providing comprehensive employment programming and skills training to support Survivors to identify, expand and utilize their inherent strengths to regain confidence to enter/re-enter the workforce, breaking the cycle of abuse and move from surviving to thriving.  


Financial supports may include: 

  • Child care top-up
  • Transportation
  • Transitional housing
  • Food
  • Work clothing

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver 

Training Locations:

  • Coquitlam
  • Burnaby

Contact:

YWCA Metro Vancouver, email or 604-936-5694

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