WorkBC Centre - Vancouver Midtown
October 2020 Newsletter


Free job matching services available

The Job Development team at WorkBC Midtown works non-stop to connect with employers to get your foot in the door!

How It Works: Our custom job matching tool, built on the Salesforce platform, helps to quickly determine employers and jobs that WorkBC has connections with and matches you with them.

We network with employers so your application goes directly to hiring managers without having to compete with hundreds of other people to get your resume noticed (or worse, getting screened out by a computerized system!). Ask your Employment Specialist about this quick and easy way to get to the interview stage.

Extended hours are back

From October 5th onwards, Midtown East WorkBC Centre will be open until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Midtown West WorkBC Centre will be open until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please see below for our updated hours:

Midtown East

Monday, Thursday, Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Weekends – Closed

Midtown West

Monday, Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends – Closed

Protocol Update: Masks now mandatory

To help keep our clients and staff safe, please be aware that masks are now mandatory when visiting Midtown East and Midtown West WorkBC Centres.

As part of the current COVID-19 protocols, all services are being offered by appointment only. Services offered during extended hours will be offered virtually.

Please connect with your Employment Specialist directly to book an appointment.

News: Increased access to EI and recovery benefits

Excerpt: "The Government will be transitioning to a simplified Employment Insurance (EI) program, effective September 27, 2020, to provide income support to those who remain unable to work and are eligible, and introducing a new suite of temporary and taxable recovery benefits to further support workers.

While the Government prepares for this transition, and to ensure support continues for Canadians whose employment has been impacted by the pandemic, the CERB will be extended by an additional four weeks, providing a new maximum of up to 28 weeks of benefits."

Click here to read more.



6 Oct 2020 | 11 AM to 1 PM

Old Navy is hiring Part-time/Seasonal Sales Associates for their Lower Mainland locations in Richmond Centre, McArthurGlen Outlet, Robson Street, Metrotown, Queensborough Landing, Pinetree Village, Guildford Town Centre, and Grandview Corners. Don't miss this exciting online hiring event!

Click here to register.


6 Oct 2020 | 1 PM to 3 PM

Work with one of Canada's Best Employers, as voted by the employees themselves! Join us for this event to get an exclusive chance to meet with the recruitment team, learn about their application process and what it means to be part of an amazing team like Purdys, and find out about the company's history.

Click here to register.


7 Oct 2020 | 1 PM to 2:30 PM

Interested in a career with RBC? Don't miss this hiring fair! WorkBC Centre Midtown West is excited to host this event, where RBC will present on their organization, roles that are available, the recruitment process, how to apply, and more. You'll also get a chance to ask questions and find out more about roles the company is hiring for, including: Client Advisor, Mortgage Specialist, Financial Planner, and Banking Advisor.

Click here to register.


9 Oct 2020 | 11 AM to 12 PM

Join this exciting online hiring fair, hosted by Whalley WorkBC, from the comfort of your home computer or smartphone. Meet the recruiters from this event's featured employers – Telus, BCAA, 1S2 Workforce Solutions, and Food-X – as they present about their companies and current job openings.

Click here to register.


15 Oct 2020 | 2 PM to 4 PM

Para Space Landscaping is hiring and One Stop Career Shop (one-stop employment resource centre for youth job seekers) is excited to present this virtual hiring info session with them. Para Space Landscaping is hiring for Landscapers, Maintenance Supervisors, Construction Supervisors and Admin support.This is your chance to hear about the organization, roles available, culture, hiring process and more, as well as speak one-on-one with a representative from Para Space to ask any questions you might have.

Click here to register.


22 Oct 2020 | 1 PM to 4 PM

This special event connects BC employers with qualified bilingual Francophone newcomers or skilled immigrants with permanent resident status. A training session will also be provided to all candidates to learn more about the virtual "speed-jobing" and take advantage of all its benefits. This event provides a unique chance to stand out as you will only meet recruiters whom job postings are matching your profile.

Click here to register.


Workshop Update: "LinkedIn for Job Search" returns by popular demand

Based on positive feedback from clients, the "LinkedIn for Job Search" workshop is being offered again this month. This workshop focuses on optimizing the different tools and techniques on LinkedIn, including the Job Board, groups and company pages, to increase your chances of finding and securing your ideal job. 

Please visit the links below to view this month's Workshop Calendar. Contact your Employment Specialist to register for these free workshops, which are being offered virtually.

Immigrant Greenhouse Production Technician Social Innovation Project

This exciting full-time program consists of 19 weeks of occupational and employability skills training, four weeks on-the-job work experience, and one week of follow up support to prepare participants for employment in the greenhouse industry. Living Supports will be provided to participants at the rate of $300 per week. Please note that this project is only available to EI-eligible clients.

Classroom and practical training will be offered on site at the KPU Institute for Sustainable Horticulture in Langley in compliance with COVID-19 physical distancing requirements. Work experience placements will occur at various greenhouse facilities in the Surrey, Richmond, Cloverdale and Abbottsford areas.

To learn more, please contact your Employment Specialist.




Sebastien's story: "This is the start for me of a new and exciting career in teaching"


I had been looking for a job for about one month and was looking to work in the field of education.The biggest challenge I faced with accessing jobs was that I did not have the necessary qualifications. For example, certificates that would allow work in childcare services or certificates for being a teacher in elementary school.

I decided to come to WorkBC [Midtown West] because I could get some help that would allow me to move forward in my projects, and to have answers to my questions regarding the steps to follow and the options that might be available to me. I also knew that the services offered would allow me to better prepare for job interviews and to make an attractive CV.

Thanks to [having] a strong case manager who listened to my aspirations, I was able to move forward step by step, eventually obtaining a teaching certificate in BC. To achieve this, I did workshops, which allowed me to better assess my personal and professional aptitudes. I took a course, which allowed me to work in a daycare service. I applied for training in order to be financially supported and complete the Bachelor of Education degree at the University of British Columbia.

Before I even finished my program to become an elementary school teacher, I got a job with the Conseil Scolaire Francophone. I was very happy because it meant that my efforts had paid off, so this is the start for me on a new and exciting career in teaching."

-Sebastien, Midtown West WorkBC client


Account Profile Associate
Raymond James Ltd.
Downtown - Vancouver, BC
View posting 

Customer Service Representative / Cashier
Lordco Auto Parts
SW Marine Dr - Vancouver, BC
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Ecommerce Fulfillment Order Processor
Purdys Chocolatier
Vancouver, BC
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Management Trainee
Enterprise Holdings
Surrey, BC
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Production Assembly Staff
Tag Hardware
Surrey, BC
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Store Advisor (Seasonal)
Vancouver, BC
View posting 

For more active job postings or to apply for any of the above positions, please 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