WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter

January 2023

Happy New Year!

As we kick off 2024, we understand that the job search journey can be overwhelming. But guess what? You're not alone. We've got your back!

Feeling lost in the sea of job listings? Struggling to stand out in a competitive market? Take a deep breath—we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Personalized Support: We understand that everyone's journey is unique. That's why our team is here to provide personalized support tailored to your needs. No question is too big or too small – we are here to help!

Polish Your Toolkit: Our employment facilitators offer valuable resources to help you fine-tune your job application toolkit, stand out from the crowd, and land your dream job with confidence.

Exclusive Workshops and Events: Elevate your job search game by participating in our exclusive workshops and events. Gain valuable knowledge, and boost your chances of landing that dream job.

Explore Exciting Opportunities: Discover job openings that align with your skills, interests, and career goals.

IKEA Canada is currently hiring for these job openings across the country

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24 companies hiring for hundreds of jobs in Vancouver this January

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Vancouver Career Fair and Training Expo Canada

Get in front of hiring managers! Network and apply with Employer Exhibitors. Build the meaningful rapport you need to advance your career in the direction that you want.


Digital Smart: Getting Employed 

This series is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to stand out in the competitive job market. Learn how to create an impressive resume, ace your job interviews, and master the art of professional networking.


BCIB is recruiting for the Pattullo Bridge Replacement and Broadway Subway Projects.

Attend this Application process to learn more about - BCIB and its current job openings, including requirements and what you will be doing on the job.


Understanding the Canadian Job Market in Farsi - کارگاه آموزشی بازار کار کانادا

Join us for the in-person workshop in Farsi where we will discuss everything you need to know about finding employment in Canada. In this workshop, we will equip you with the necessary skills to build an impressive resume and cover letter, master job search strategies, and most importantly, show you how to confidently secure and maintain employment.


Basic Life Skills and Essential Work Skills

Invest in yourself and unleash your potential with practical knowledge that will last a lifetime. Don't wait any longer, enroll now and take the first step towards becoming the best version of yourself.


Register for January 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 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.


Global Talent Loans Program Info Session

January 16, 18 and 25, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Global Talent Loans Program  is part of the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Project in Canada, and we are the service provider for BC residents who are: Permanent Residents; Naturalized Canadian Citizens; and Protected Person/Granted Refugees. Our info session will cover the following: Overview of the Global Talent Loans Program; Eligibility Criteria; Program Offerings.

Click here to register.


A Webinar for Internationally Trained Pharmacists

January 16, 2024 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The webinar will cover the following: How to become a Registered Pharmacist (R. Ph) in Canada; PEBC Academic and Equivalency Evaluation for International Pharmacists including details of the exam; Time and money required to complete the evaluation process.

Click here to register.


Canucks Sports & Entertainment open hiring fair

January 16, 2024 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The entrance to the hiring fair is at Gate 2 at Roger Arena. Please remember to bring your resume and dress appropriately as you will be meeting with a member of Canucs Sports & Entertainment Management and Supervisory.


How to Find Work in Canada

January 16, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you are new to Canada and want to start working is for you. How to get started looking for work. What you need to know to look for work. How to be successful in finding meaningful work and retaining your job

Click here to register.


WorkBC Vancouver Midtown - FREE Information Session

January 18, 2024 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

This is a great opportunity to learn more and ask any questions about WorkBC's FREE programs and services, which are all aimed at helping you achieve your career goals. The event will be conducted online so that you can attend from the comfort of your home via your computer or mobile device.

Click here to register.


B-Hired Info Session

January 19, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

B-Hired INFO SESSION, we will provide an overview of the B-HIRED Employment Program. Please come with your questions! B-HIRED is a free online job readiness and skills training program for newcomer youth to launch their careers in Canada.

Click here to register.


Career Mentoring Program for Success WEB/ UX DESIGN

January 21 and 28, 2024 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Your mentor, a web designer and game programmer with extensive experience, will provide you with practical guidelines and information for this career path.

Click here to register.


Career Mentoring Program for Success ACCOUNTING CAREER PATH

January 21, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:30am

Your mentor, a CPA candidate who can provide guidance on the CPA designation process, recruitment, and the wide range of exciting career opportunities in the field of accounting.

Click here to register.


How To Become An Insurance Agent in BC

January 23, 2024 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Women Empowering Women: - Emotional Support; - Connection; - Friendship Building; - Experience Sharing; - Learning and Growth; -10 weeks online meeting.

Click here to learn more and register.


Career Cafe – Opportunities with the Vancouver School Board

January 22, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a one-of-a-kind mentoring session with Ian MacPhee from the Vancouver School Board. Learn about the recruiter’s journey, what attracted him to the Industry, how working for the School created flexibility, and what an average day looks like in various roles. Get insider tips and advice on what a recruiter will look for on a resume, in an interview, and how to target your resume to pass the applicant tracking system. For inquiries, please email Louise.Roberts@issbc.org

Click here to register.


Vancouver Career Fair

January 31, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and meet with recruiters in person, make a positive impression, and demonstrate your skills and qualifications. It doesn't matter what industry or background you have; whether you've recently graduated, are a skilled professional, or are looking for a fresh start, join Jobs Canada across the country.

Click here to learn more and register.


PICS Mega Job Fair Vancouver 2024

February 22, 2024 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This event benefits both job seekers and employers. Job seekers can explore career options with employers such as retailers, restaurants, service providers, banks, credit unions, and crown corporations; while employers can meet and recruit motivated candidates.

Click here to register.


Essential Computer Skills for the Workplace (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Upon completing this training, participants will learn Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.This five-day online course is offered by DIVERSEcity’s Skills Training Centre. Learn general office administration and computer skills for the workplace using advanced computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Eligibility: Please check with your case manager/ employment counselor.

Multiple dates are available in December, 2023. Click here to learn more.

Global Talent Loans Program

Global Talent Loans Program  is part of the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Project in Canada, and we are the service provider for BC residents who are: Permanent Residents; Naturalized Canadian Citizens; Protected Person/Granted Refugee.

Multiple dates are available in January, 2023. Click here to learn more.

B-Hired Program

This cohort-based program consists of 5 weeks of online classes on techniques and strategies for finding a job and is followed by a further 5 weeks of supported job search/work experience placement. Work experience may be paid work, wage subsidy, or internship. This allows individuals to gain local experience and earn a good reference. This program is open to job seekers who are unemployed or under-employed. Participants can receive Short Term Certificates related to their job target based on labor market demand and will receive a Training Allowance of $600 upon completion of Phase 1 & 2 of the program. They will be eligible for a further $300 Completion Bonus upon passing the job placement probation period.

The next session of B-Hired begins January 15, 2024. Interested applicants should register for an information session at: B-Hired@issbc.org

YWCA Aspire Program - Refugee Women Employment Program

The IWTA project focuses on recruiting, retaining, and helping women apprentices in five identified Red Seal Trades in British Columbia: Carpenter, Plumber, Welder, Construction Electrician, and Construction Craft Worker. It is a 10-week program (6 weeks of skills training and 4 weeks of work experience) that supports immigrant women apprentices from intercultural equity-deserving groups who are underserved, and facing multiple barriers to employment in these Red Seal trades in British Columbia. 

The program start on February 12, 2024. For more information and to register here.

Electrical Foundation Harmonized Program

Looking to start trades training for an apprenticeship or career in the construction industry? Join this 20-week SkilledTradesBC and Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) - approved Electrical Foundations training program to gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a construction electrician.

The program starts on February 19, 2024. Limited seats are available. For more information and to register here.

StrongerBC future skills grant

Explore eligible short-term skills training to further your career and upgrade your skills.



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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