WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter

JULY 2022

New Podcast Episode: Employment opportunities in Vancouver’s film industry

You may have heard that Vancouver is a major film production hub, with employment opportunities in many departments behind the scenes: art, locations, camera, post-production, and more. But how do you get your foot in the door?

In this new episode of Get A Job!, we chat to Bob Woolsey (Administrative & Production Manager, Vancouver Film School) to demystify jobs in Vancouver’s film industry. We discuss the industry at large, including the kinds of roles available, how to get started, and more!

Click here to listen to the podcast.

New Video: Career Planning

Everyone wants to be in an occupation that they enjoy and excel at, but how do you choose? That’s where WorkBC Centres can help. Check out this quick, 2-minute video for a refresher on career planning services available through WorkBC. Know someone who is looking for extra support with career planning? Feel free to share this video and let them know about WorkBC's free services – we'd love to help!

Click here to watch the video. 

Register for July workshops

Click here to view this month's workshop schedule via the Client Hub! Workshops are held virtually with a handful being held in person.

No Hub account yet? Please contact your Employment Specialist to create an account or to get registered for workshops.



Multiple dates available

Register now to learn more about the WorkBC Assistive Technology Services (ATS) Program and funding available for assistive technologies in BC!

Click here to register.


Multiple events/dates available

Are you exploring careers or looking for a job? Check out these free workshops and events hosted by VPL's Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre, including Career and Job Search Tours, Canadian Workplace Culture and Communication, and more!

Click here to register.


July 9 and August 6, 2022

Ever thought about becoming a police officer? Well, now's your time...come and learn what it takes! The VPD offers a myriad of exciting career opportunities within a supportive and rewarding work environment, where all employees can thrive and reach their full potential while making a difference.

Click here to learn more and register.


July 14, 2022 |1 PM to 2 PM

Job hunting in Vancouver? Join this free, in-person event, which features resume and cover letter tips, networking, and local recruiters. This event is hosted by the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre.

Click here to register.


July 16, 2022 | 10 AM to 12 PM

Vancouver Film School invites you to their in-person "Fast-Track to 3D Animation, Modeling, & Visual Effects" event – your chance to tour the animation campus, have your portfolio reviewed, speak with Admissions about tuition reductions, and learn how you can fast-track your application to VFS' award-winning 3D Animation, Modeling, & Visual Effects program!

Click here to register.


July 28, 2022 |10 AM to 3:30 PM

The Mega Job Fair has taken place for over 10 years and is a highly successful event in the Lower Mainland. The purpose of the job fair is to reduce the stress and pressures both employers and job seekers face when job searching, recruiting, and networking. Thousands of attendees and numerous exhibitors participate each year, making this day a productive and fun-filled experience for everyone who attends. Jobseekers can explore career options with employers such as retailers, restaurants, service providers, banks, credit unions, crown corporations, and more!

Click here to register.


July 28 and 29, 2022 |11 AM to 2 PM

UBC is hiring! Join this on-site job fair and come prepared to interview with a resume and a valid BC Government ID. The hiring event will take place in Training Room 0042 in the University Services Building (2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC).

Click here to register.


EMPOW3R Program: Early Childhood Education Assistant

EMPOW3R is a cost-free program that prepares adults to build employment skills for jobs in Early Childhood Care and Education. Upon course completion, student participants gain entry as a certified Early Childhood Education Assistant (ECE-A) into a variety of childcare work settings, such as School Age Care, Family Drop-In Centres, Childminding, & Licensed Childcare facilities, or start their own childcare business at home!

The program begins on July 11th. Click here for more information. 

Intercultural Ability in Disability Employment Program (I-AIDE): Office Administrator Certificate

I-AIDE program is a 100% government-funded (free), group-based full-time program. The program will prepare participants to work as Office Administrators. After completing the program, participants will receive a certificate from Western Community College.

The program begins on July 11th. Click here for more information. 

Red Fox Healthy Living Society: Youth Internship Program (18-25)

Are you a youth between the ages of 18-25 and interested in a career in recreation, fitness or childcare? This cost-free program enables Indigeous or racialized youth to develop the skills and knowledge to find and keep a job they love! The program includes 22 weeks of employment training (30 hours per week at $15.65/hour).

Start date is July 18th. Click here for more information. 

Soaring Eagle Training Society: Life Skills Workshop Series and Career Exploration Workshop Series 

Soaring Eagle Society presents the Life Skills Workshop Series starting July 20th, which enables participants to learn more about themselves, better their time management, budgeting, food and nutrition, goal-setting, and more.

Meanwhile, the Career Exploration Workshop Series, starting July 23rd, helps participants learn about their strengths, the labour market, writing effective cover letters and resumes,
preparing for a job interview, and much more! 

Click here for more information.

Skills for Today's Workplace Program

The Skills for Today's Workplace Program is cost-free and includes 11 weeks of individualized planning and training to explore your work interests and talents, build employability skills and confidence, and develop marketable skills to empower you to achieve your employment goals. The program is especially aimed towards individuals who have experienced abuse/violence as an adult or as a child.

The program starts on August 8th. Click here for more information.

Building Maintenance Worker 

This exciting program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to be a valued member of a building maintenance team. This program will provide training in several key trades including carpentry, plumbing, roofing, flooring, and prevention and remediation of mould issues. Students will also complete a four-week work practicum with a Building Maintenance Team.

This program starts on August 15th and is open to Indigenous Peoples (Status, Non-Status, Métis, Inuit). Click here for more information.

Greenhouse Technician Training Project

Funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, this program provides 22 weeks of free training, including 16 weeks of occupational skills training, 4 weeks of practicum with local employers, and 2 weeks of follow-up/employment support.

Jobs in the Greenhouse sector are an in-demand occupation. Graduates of the program can work in nurseries, on farms, in greenhouses, at garden centers, and in landscaping in positions such as Nursery Worker, IPM Assistant, Harvester, and Grower’s Assistant.

The program begins on August 29th. Click here for more information.

Impact Mentorship 2022

Offered by Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, Impact Mentorship 2022 is for newcomers with foreign community and social service experience. Participants will learn about personal and career goal setting, networking, volunteering in Canada, employment readiness, the Canadian social service system, and more. 

Information sessions will be held on September 9th and 16th. Click here for more details. 

YWCA Metro Vancouver: Focus@Work

YWCA FOCUS@Work is a free, highly-participatory employment program that helps women assess their skills and strengths, set career goals, build connections and develop job search skills to find meaningful, sustainable employment. Participants must be available Monday to Friday to attend online workshops from 10:00am to 2:30pm. There will be a mix of online small group coaching and online group workshops. The full three-week schedule provided on program start date.

Click here for more information and to sign up for an Info Session.


Jessica's story

Before completing my Post-Degree Diploma in Data Analytics, I worked as a financial advisor. I accumulated a wide range of experience in reporting, financial administrative tasks, stock pricing analysis and securities, and mutual fund investment consultation. However, a challenge I faced after moving to Canada was a lack of local experience. Another challenge to finding employment in Canada was the language barrier.

I learned about WorkBC through my husband, who used to be a client of WorkBC, and some of my friends. I decided to try WorkBC because I wanted to build a network and get advice on job seeking.

WorkBC helped me with services related to resumes, cover letters, and mock interviews. I found the 1:1 session for resume and cover letter most helpful. Service-wise, I found the mock interview to be very useful because the facilitator was an active listener and gave me constructive feedback, as well as advice on my pronunciation.

I was happy to work with my Case Manager and the staff at WorkBC because they were very supportive. My Case Manager was very proactive and always responsive; she always replied to my emails quickly, which I really appreciated.

Recently, I received a job offer and am now working as a Sales Audit Analyst. Some advice that I’d like to share for those who are still searching for work is to spend time on doing the resume and cover letter, and practice interviewing as much as possible. Especially for those who are looking for STEM-related jobs, consider building a portfolio and including it with your resumes to help demonstrate your technical skills in a nice way.


Multiple positions available: Manager, Indigenous Peer Coordinator, Outreach & Housing Support Worker, Resource Room Worker, and more
Pacific Community Resources Society
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Multiple positions available: Community & Employer Engagement Manager, Administrative Assisant, Payroll & Benefits Administrator, and more
Open Door Group 
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Multiple positions available: Technical Animator (2D), CG Supervisor, Software Engineer, and more
Wildbrain Studios
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Multiple positions available: Various roles in Security, Surveillance, Guest Services, Human Resources, Food & Beverage, and Table Games
Parq Casino
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Multiple positions available: Office Administrator, Early Childhood Educator, Operations Manager, Brand Ambassador, Career Advisor and more
YWCA Metro Vancouver
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For more postings, please visit our Job Boards on the Client Hub or contact your Employment Specialist.

Vancouver Midtown East WorkBC Centre
110 East 3rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1C8

Vancouver Midtown West WorkBC Centre
300-2150 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 4L9