WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter

APRIL 2022

5 Tips for Optimising Your Job Search

For many job seekers, it can take some time before landing an ideal job offer. Here a few tips on how to maximize the job search process and stay motivated while working towards securing your dream job:

  • Attend workshops that address any areas of concern, whether those challenges are technical (e.g. a resume or cover letter that could be improved, interview skills that need polishing) or otherwise (e.g. improving your networking/self-marketing skills, changing your perspective on any setbacks during the job search process).  Take advantage of the free learning opportunities on offer!
  • Reaching out for 1:1 support, such as the Personal Counselling services offered through the Adler University-WorkBC Vancouver Midtown partnership, can be especially useful for job seekers who are feeling overwhelmed and experiencing challenges with job readiness.

    The WorkBC Vancouver Midtown team also offers 1:1 support to help you prepare and practice for upcoming interviews, enabling you to feel ready and confident.
  • Joining a group like the weekly Network to Work Cafe (virtual) can help boost morale while helping you stay connected and informed throughout your job search. Click here to learn more about Network to Work and register through the Client Hub
  • Regularly check Hot Job postings via the Client Hub (client login required). The advantage of these Hot Jobs compared to listings on general career websites like Indeed is that while there may be less postings, these jobs are vetted, active, and have been sent to our team of Employer Engagement Specialists directly by local employers themselves.

    This means that if a client is interested in a Hot Job posting and matches the job requirements, our team would be able to market the client to the employer and ensure that their resume gets seen by the appropriate hiring manager.
  • Stay informed and inspired. In addition to the resources mention above, there are many free and valuable resources available online to help any job seeker stay on track and in the know. For example, WorkBC Vancouver Centres produce a monthly podcast called Get A Job!which features different employment topics and helpful job search advice in every episode. 

    There are also many other podcasts, YouTube videos/channels, news articles and, of course, success stories (such as Sohaib's story below!) that can help one stay engaged and informed while on the job search journey.

Register now: Baristas Program starts April 12th

Are you a youth job seeker (aged 16-30) looking for an opportunity to receive paid training ($75 weekly training allowance + $100 completion bonus) and get work experience?

Register now for the Baristas Program, which starts on April 12th and runs until May 19th! The program will take place online (via Zoom) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Participants will receive three employment certifications, plus employment training/workshops and support. Click here to view the program poster.

Apply now by emailing a resume and cover letter sharing why you're interested in the program to baristas@pcrs.ca.

April Workshop Schedule

Click here to view this month's Workshop Calendar.

If you have a Hub login, you can also RSVP (register) directly for most workshops.

No Hub account yet? Contact your Employment Specialist.



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 dates available

Are you exploring careers or looking for a job? Register for this free workshop, which introduces you to VPL's extensive job and career resources. Everyone is welcome. (Please note that this workshop is intended for individuals currently residing in British Columbia.)

Click here to register.


5 Apr 2022 | 5 PM to 7 PM

DNI invites software developers, data scientists/engineers and product managers/owners to join this exciting networking opportunity. Meet CTOs, chat with dev teams, grow your professional network and advance your career in less than 2 hours. Click on the link below for more info, including a list of participating companies.

Click here to register.


5-8 Apr 2022

Register now for this exciting virtual event, which aims to match employers with potential employees and educational institutions with potential students. Click on the link below for a list of participating companies and for details on how to register.

Click here to register.


7 Apr 2022 | 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Are you a job seeker in Vancouver and interested in a career with the City of Vancouver? Don't miss this free virtual info session! At this event, you'll learn about City of Vancouver's mission and values, benefits for employees, hiring process and timeline, their step-by-step process for how to apply for their roles online, and more!

Click here to register.


8 Apr 2022 | 1 PM to 3 PM

Hosted by speakers Vincent Kwok and Rebecca Keevil, this workshop will take us through employment avenues such as Richmond Centre for Disability's Employment and Empowerment project, and Gastown Vocational Services' Adult and Youth employment programs. Learn everything you need to know to get started or continue your career path as a person with a disability in British Columbia! This workshop will be held in the Creekside Community Centre's Multipurpose Room 1.

Click here to register.

Be sure to follow our social media accounts for more events throughout the month.


WorkBC Self-Employment Program

Do you have a business idea? Are you unemployed and looking for a different way to make a living? The WorkBC Self-Employment program can help you gain the right knowledge, tools and resources to start your own business today!

Click here for more information or connect with your Employment Specialist.

Admin and Accounting Works Program 

Admin and Accounting Works is a free program for mature workers aged 55+ to gain skills training and obtain employment in office administration. The program offers occupational skills training, job preparation workshops, 1:1 coaching, work practicum, and  more!

The next cohort begins April 25th. Click here for more information.

Greenhouse Technician Training Project

The Greenhouse Technician Training Project provides 22 weeks of skills training and occupational training in the greenhouse sector. In addition to learning components such as Introduction to BC's Agriculture and Horticulture, participants receive benefits such as a $300 per week allowance, PPE provided, employment support, practicum, and more.

The next cohort begins on April 25th. Click here for more information.

Y Mind

Registration is now open for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver’s FREE Mind Low Mood program. This new Y Mind offering is a seven-week group program for 18 to 30 year olds who are experiencing mild-to-moderate low mood. Participants learn evidence-based coping skills based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and self-compassion.

The next start date is on May 17th. Click here for more information.

NPower Canada Programs: Junior IT Analyst, Junior Data Analyst, Google UX Design

NPower Canada programs provide youth (17-30 years old) AND under-employed adults aged 31+ with FREE in-demand digital and professional skills training. The programs connect participants to new and rewarding career opportunities with some of Canada’s largest employers.

The next start date for all 3 programs (Junior IT Analyst, Junior Data Analyst, and Google UX Design) is May 24th. Click here to learn more about the programs and apply online. 


Sohaib's Story: "The most important aspect of help that WorkBC provided me was the moral support to keep going"

Moving to a new city was a very difficult transition. I was having difficulty making a breakthrough and standing out to employers; I also didn't know if my resume and cover letters were up to BC standards.

Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSBC) recommended that I try out the WorkBC Centre as my case wasn't applicable for ISSBC services. Before coming to WorkBC Midtown, I had applied to over 100 job postings.

WorkBC Midtown was an immense help to me. My counsellors guided me in writing applicable resume and cover letters, which enabled me to progress in my job hunt. I was provided resources in relation to these documents, as well as the correct guidance on how to approach the job hunt.

The most important aspect of help that WorkBC provided me was the moral support to keep going. I was having personal issues, which was an added obstacle to my job hunt, but my WorkBC Counsellor had given me the support and determination to keep on grinding.

I finally landed a job interview for one of my favoured roles, and WorkBC helped me prepare for this. Within a week, I had secured the job. From the time I had approached WorkBC to the date of the commencement of my employment was a 2-month process. With the help of my kind-hearted counsellors, I was able to progress and succeed.


Forbes: LinkedIn’s New Career Break Feature Is Changing The Conversation Around Time Off From Work

Click here to view the article.

Daily Hive Venture: 23 companies hiring over 361 positions in Vancouver this April

Click here to view the article.


Multiple positions available: Caregiver Support Counsellor, Employment Specialist, Teacher, Youth Outreach Worker, and more
Pacific Community Resources Society
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Account Executive (Remote)
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Communications Officer
Provincial Health Services Authority
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Multiple positions available: Event Coordinator, Brand Ambassador (Sales Representative)
Neo Financial
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Multiple positions available: Front End Developer, Back End Developer
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Call Centre Agent
02E Brands
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For more postings, please visit our Job Boards on the Client Hub.

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