WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter

MARCH 2021

Get support, expand your job search community with new Network to Work Café

Network to Work is WorkBC Midtown's brand new virtual café to support and connect job seekers. This weekly café enables participants to build their job search community, gain job search support, share networking and other tips, learn about who’s hiring, and set goals (and stay on track!).

From March 1st onwards, Network to Work will take place on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Zoom. The café is free and open to all job seekers (WorkBC clients). Clients may register and join at any point. To learn more and register, please contact your Employment Specialist.

Get ahead with Wage Subsidy

Don't miss out on the Wage Subsidy advantage, which can help you get ahead when applying for jobs. Wage Subsidy benefits job seekers and employers, particularly those who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under Wage Subsidy, WorkBC will pay back up to 50% of your salary to your new employer during the first 24 weeks of employment. This makes employers more likely to hire you and provide on-the-job training.

Interested in learning how Wage Subsidy can help you get hired? Chat with your Employment Specialist and request a Marketing Letter, which you can send to potential employers to let them know about the initiative and to help market yourself during the recruitment process.

Register for the upcoming LEADS cohort

Intake is now open for the next LEADS Program cohort, which starts on April 13th. WorkBC LEADS is a free, 12-week program for survivors of violence or abuse, including workplace bullying/harassment.

The program is designed to assist individuals to take the lead in their own lives and have the freedom to work on their personal healing, while gaining skills for job search and employment.

For more information, click here. To register, e-mail Erin Grace at egrace@ywcavan.org or call 604-908-1227.

Youth job seekers (16-24): Get a paid internship with This Way ONward

This Way ONward (formerly "This Way Ahead") is a free job training program aimed at helping youth build employment skills while earning a paid internship with Old Navy stores in Vancouver and surrounding areas. This part-time program is structured in two phases:

April-June: Life and Job Skills Workshops (once/week, 2 hrs via Zoom)
June-August: Internship ($15.20/hr, part-time, 50% employee discount)

The next program will run from April 20th to August 29th. Click here to apply online. A representative will reach out to you in 2-5 business days.

Youth job seekers (16-30): Apply for the next Baristas Training Program cycle

Baristas is a 6-week virtual training program for youth aged 16 to 30. The program includes life skills and employability workshops, and enables participants to complete 5 certificates to help them along the path to employment.

The next program will run from April 6th to May 13th. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. via Zoom.

More information, including eligibility criteria, can be found here. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to baristas@pcs.ca

March Workshop Schedule

Click the links below to view what Workshops are being held this month. For any inquiries or to sign up for a workshop, please connect with your Employment Specialist.

WorkBC Midtown East - Calendar

WorkBC Midtown West - Calendar



5 Mar 2021 | 11 AM to 12 PM

Are you a mature worker (aged 55+)? Is your age or experience becoming an obstacle in your job search? Don't miss this virtual Employer Information Session with Microserve, and explore the different career opportunities they have available: Power BI Analyst, Service Technician, Service Dispatcher, Asset Recovery Technician, Parts Representative, Shipper/Receiver, Proposal Project Coordinator, Service Desk Analyst (Tier 1), and more! Remote positions available.

Click here to register.


5 Mar 2021 | 1 PM to 1:30 PM

Hosted by Adler University's WorkBC Assessment Team (Clinical Psychology Doctoral students), this free webinar is for anyone interested in a discussion about burnout and healthy ways to cope. The webinar will be hosted on Zoom with participants’ video/audio disabled for privacy protection purposes. Everyone is welcome to attend; pre-registration is not necessary. Click on the link below at the time and date of the webinar to join.

Click here to attend.


10 Mar 2021 | 1:30 PM to 3 PM

Get introduced to two dynamic female leaders from Wealth Solutions at Vancity for an information session, followed by a fireside chat in breakout rooms. You’ll hear from them as they talk us through their career pathways through the finance industry and current roles in wealth solutions. Following the breakout rooms, you will also have the opportunity to listen to a Human Resources representative for your recruitment related queries. Please note that this event is targeted for women and all those who identify as women.

Click here to register.


11 Mar 2021 | 11 AM to 12 PM

This is a golden opportunity to learn from and talk to representatives from a household name in e-commerce. Amazon is hiring Seasonal and Permanent team members (Day & Night Shift, 6-month contact) in their six fulfillment centers across BC. The open positions are located in Burnaby, South Surrey, Langley, Tsawwassen First Nation, Delta, and New Westminster. There is great opportunity for employees with potential to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to move into managerial positions.

Click here to register.


11 Mar 2021 | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Don't miss this free info session about two youth-specific employment programs: the Baristas Training Program (ages 16-30) and This Way ONward (ages 16-24).This session will be held via Zoom and offers a chance to learn more about the programs, meet representatives, and have your questions answered. Interested applicants will also be able to schedule an interview for a later date at this event. 

Click here to register.


18 Mar 2021 | 11 AM to 12 PM

As a global leader in the industrial food freezing equipment market, FPS Food Process Solutions provides innovative systems to ensure the highest efficiencies and to meet the most stringent sanitary demands. The company is hiring for several roles, including: Graphic Designer, AutoCAD/Inventor Designer, Sales Support Administrator, Project Manager, Receiving Clerk, Process Manager, Onsite Equipment Installer/Assembler, Welding Instructor, General Labourer, and more.

Click here to register.


22 Mar 2021 | 3 PM to 4:30 PM

Presented by BCJobs.ca, #HireMe2021 is a series of live virtual events with all-star speakers from the top employers in BC and beyond. Every month, you can listen to HR managers, VPs and CEOs of leading organizations speak about the job market. If you're a job seeker, these events can help you gain an advantage over other candidates. This month's all-star panel consists of: Tara Ataya (Chief People and Diversity Officer @ Hootsuite), Charmina Malanay (Talent Acquisition Partner @ Sage), and Erin Girard (People & Talent Lead @ Spare Labs).

Click here to register.


31 Mar 2021 | 10 AM to 1 PM PST

Looking for work? Interested in a career change? Hosted by Jobs Canada Fair, the Greater Vancouver Virtual Job Fair connects candidates and industries across the Lower Mainland. Admission is free for job seekers.

Click here to register.


COVID-19 Response Training for Manufacturing, Material Handling and Supply Chain (MMHSC) Program

The surge in demand for consumer goods and healthcare supplies during the pandemic has led to an increase in manufacturing jobs for production workers and supervisors, warehouse workers, and manufacturing engineers, among others. The MMHSC program is a free 8-week online program designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge to work safely in this essential industry.

Upon completion of the training, you will receive an industry recognized certificate and support to pursue job opportunities. The program begins on March 8th. Click here for more information and registration.

Professional Truck Driver Essential Skills Training Program 

This full-time program will provide participants with: 8 weeks of essential and occupational skills training, 8 weeks of Class 1 Driver training courses and driving work experience, and up to 4 weeks of follow-up and job success skills. The program is designed to prepare participants for employment as Class 1 truck drivers in the Lower Mainland.

Training will take place at the Douglas College campus in Coquitlam (1250 Pinetree Avenue, Coquitlam) and at Valley Driving School (27078 56th Ave, Langley). Parts of the course may be delivered online depending on pandemic restrictions.

The program begins on March 15th. For more information, please contact your Employment Specialist.

Roadworks 2 in the Fraser Valley

This group-based, full-time training program consists of employability and skills training, 4 weeks of on-the-job work experience with local employers, and a minimum of 2 weeks of follow-up support. The program is designed to prepare participants for careers as Road Building/Asphalt Laydown Technicians.

The program will begin on April 15th. For more information, please contact your Employment Specialist.


"I am now self-employed and am making enough money that I no longer qualify for Disability Assistance"

I was put in the care of a very good WorkBC Employment Specialist, Alanna. She made me feel seen and heard, and made me feel like my life wasn't over that all I needed was some support and resources, and I would be able to continue living my life with hope for the future.

WorkBC and Alanna gave me access to Dress For Success, where I got interview clothes, plus coupon money for a thrift store, discounts at Value Village, London Drugs gift cards for toiletries, bus tickets to get to interviews, and counseling  this was the most important help WorkBC gave me. I had assessments done and got help to apply for Disability Assistance. I also took a career workshop with vocational assessments.

I am now self-employed and am making enough money that I no longer qualify for Disability Assistance. My new job is one that my vocational assessments at WorkBC concluded I would be best at: creative work from home with the ability to create my own schedule.

WorkBC and Alanna - as well as all the counselling I've been through - have made me have hope again. I am not sure if I will be forever okay, but now I know that I am capable of anything I put my mind to. I know my employment will continue to be successful as I will do a good job with my current clients and that will only bring me more business.

Danielle*, WorkBC Vancouver Midtown client

*Client's real/full name withheld as per client's request.


Customer Solutions Coordinator
Great Little Box Company
Richmond, BC
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ECommerce Business Analyst 
Vancouver, BC - Remote position
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Category Manager
StemCell Technologies
Vancouver, BC
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Presell Driver and Warehouse Technician
Surrey, BC
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Service Advisor
Yaletown, Vancouver, BC
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Community Support Worker
Developmental Disabilities Association
Vancouver, BC
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Data Architect (Multiple Positions - Marketing Automation)
Traction on Demand
Vancouver, BC 
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Strata Property Accountant
FirstService Residential
Vancouver, BC
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These are just a few of the jobs in our jobs database, which is continuously being updated. For more job postings or to apply for any of the above positions, please contact your Employment Specialist directly.

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