WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter

APRIL 2021

Client Hub, exclusively for WorkBC Midtown clients, launches April 1st

WorkBC Vancouver Midtown is introducing the Client Hub, which will give you direct access to resources and features to help make your job hunt more effective. The Client Hub is free and availabe only to WorkBC Vancouver Midtown West and Midtown East case-managed clients. It can be accessed by visiting: https://midtown.pcrs.ca/

Features include:

WorkBC Job Postings – These job postings are opportunities with employers that we have connections with. This means that if you apply through us, we can help you get your foot in the door! Job postings are updated frequently.

Self-Paced Workshops – Job search and job sustainment workhops offered virtually that you can attend at your own pace, whenever you want and from wherever you want.

Job Search Tools – Resume templates, cover letter templates, and interview resources that you can use to expedite your job search. 

Resources – Links to a wide range of community resources that can connect you to supports that fit what you need.

Calendar – View the latest workshop schedule and RSVP to workshops directly! The calendar also includes community events and hiring fairs.

We will be hosting two Intro & Sign-up Sessions via Zoom, where you can learn more about the features and sign-up on the spot:

Thursday, April 8 at 10-11AM Register

Tuesday, April 12 at 1-2PM Register

To celebrate the launch of the Client Hub, there will be a chance to win gift cards at each of the sessions!

If you are unable to attend either of these dates, please contact your Employment Specialist directly to have a Login created for you.

Get a Job! Podcast: "Leveraging LinkedIn to Land Your Next Job"

For job seekers these days, knowing how to use LinkedIn to its full potential can be the difference between building relationships and landing an interview, and a stagnant job search.

In this episode of Get a Job!, we chat to recruiters Lisa McAteer from Impact Recruitment and Lindsay Bissett from Vancity about how they use LinkedIn to identify candidates, what they look for in job seekers' profiles, LinkedIn mistakes you'll want to avoid making, and how you can maximize your profile to help you get one step closer to your dream job.

Click here to listen to this episode of the podcast.

Eligibility expanded for Personal Counselling services

In light of the challenges brought about by COVID-19, eligibility for Personal Counselling for Employment Readiness services has been expanded.

All case-managed WorkBC clients assessed as requiring Personal Counselling for Employment Readiness will be able to access this service. This supports clients in achieving sustainable employment by understanding and addressing their personal barriers and challenges.

This service expansion is now available and will continue until further notice. For more information, please contact your Employment Specialist.

Visual Goal Setting Workshop back by popular demand

In response to client feedback, the Visual Goal Setting Workshop is being offered again starting this month. Participants are guided through the process of creating an organized and tangible visual map that communicates their vision of achieving their career goals.

The visual mapping tool will help participants to clarify and set concrete actionable steps, identify internal motivations, and tackle barriers to increase motivation and confidence.

Click here to view the Calendar and register for the workshop on the Client Hub (login required). If you don't have a Hub login, please attend our Sign-up event (info above) or contact your Employment Specialist.

Application deadline coming up for youth employment programs: Baristas and TWO

The application period for our two youth employment programs – the Baristas Training Program in partnership with Starbucks Canada and This Way ONward (TWO) in partnership with Old Navy – is closing soon, so apply now!

The Baristas program is for youth between the ages of 16-30 and starts on April 6th. Click here for more information. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to baristas@pcrs.ca.

TWO is for youth ages 16-24 and starts on April 20th. The application deadline for TWO is on April 5th. Click here for more informaion and to apply. 

Last chance to register for next LEADS program cohort, begins April 13

The LEADS program has a couple of seats open for its upcoming cohort, which will be offered online starting on April 13th. WorkBC LEADS is a free, 12-week program for survivors of violence or abuse, including workplace bullying and harassment.

This program is divided into 5 pathways and leads to enhanced wellness, strengthened confidence and increased employability. Click here for more information.

To register, e-mail Erin Grace at egrace@ywcavan.org or call 604-908-1227.

Register early for upcoming workshop, group offered by Adler University

Adler University, in partnership with WorkBC Midtown, will be offering the following starting in May: 

Emotion Regulation Workshop – This a free 6-week virtual program for ages 18+. Clients will learn ways to increase their emotional awareness, reduce vulnerability to high emotion states, and apply interpersonal skills in a workplace setting. The next workshop starts May 7. Click here for more info.

Social Skills Group – This is a free 8-week virtual program for ages 18 years+. Participants will learn a variety of practical social skills that can be practiced to improve the quality of one's communication with others. The next group starts May 21. Click here  for more info.

To register for the workshop and/or group, please contact your Employment Specialist or Vocational Counselor. 

April Workshop Schedule

The calendar can now be viewed via the Client Hub! If you have a Hub login, you can also RSVP (register) directly for workshops:

WorkBC Midtown Client Hub – Workshop Calendar



6 Apr 2021 | 9 AM to 10 AM

Join BrainStation for a free overview of the design field led by an industry expert Design Instructor. User Experience (UX) Design is one of the fastest-growing, most in-demand fields in technology. In this session, the presenter will: Break the discipline down into simple themes; explore the differences between user interface (UI) design and user experience (UX) design; explain the most popular and emerging roles in design; share examples of how design has played a role in the success of much-loved brands; and help you map out next steps toward a career in design.

Click here to register.


8 Apr 2021 | 10 AM to 11 AM
     12 Apr 2021 | 1 PM to 2 PM

Attend this virtual event to learn more about WorkBC Vancouver Midtown's brand new Client Hub, find out about available features and tools, and sign up to gain access. The Client Hub is available to WorkBC Vancouver Midtown case-managed clients only, so make sure you attend to find out more. To celebrate the launch of the Client Hub, there will be a gift card prize draw at the end of the session!

Click here to register for the April 8th session.
Click here to register for the April 12th session.



8 Apr 2021 | 10 AM to 11 AM

Youth employment centre Career Zone is excited to host this free info session with HUB International about their 30-day paid training program! HUB International is the 5th largest global insurance broker, and they're on the look out for great people to join their team. At this event, you'll learn all about their Auto Insurance Trainee Program, which is your chance to get your foot in the door of the insurance industry. The best part? No experience required – you'll get paid to learn! HUB will provide intensive 30-day training to teach you everything you need to know about auto insurance.

Click here to register.


13 Apr 2021 | 10 AM to 12 PM

Representatives from the Provincial Health Services Authority will provide information on how to apply via their website and online application process, as well as be available for specific job descriptions and a question period for attendees.

Click here to register.


15 Apr 2021 | 11 AM to 12 PM

Don't miss this online webinar with Amazon! Amazon is hiring for two roles: Warehouse Fulfillment Associates and Sortation Associates. Learn more about the company's hiring process, what the jobs entail, and how to apply.

Click here to attend.


15 Apr 2021 | 1:30 PM to 3 PM

Searching for your next role? Learn about the Developmental Disabilities Association's open positions at this hiring event! You'll get the chance to learn about the organization and its various programs, employment opportunities available, the roles staff play in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, the hiring process, pay and benefits, and more!

Click here to register.


19 Apr 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: Yvonne Wu (Talent Acquisition Manager at PayPal), Karm Sumal (Co-Founder & CEO of the Daily Hive), and Cyrus Moradian (Co-Founder & CEO of Wize).

Click here to register.


22 Apr 2021 | 1 PM to 2 PM

Canada Post is an exciting place to work and you can be part of it! As an on-call Delivery Agent/Letter Carrier, you’ll be the face of Canada Post in your community and make sure customers and businesses get the mail and parcels they’re waiting for. This role would be a great fit if you: like meeting people and making their day; enjoy being outside and active year-round; want to work for a great national company; and would be proud to serve your fellow Canadians. Join Virtual Hiring Fair for Canada Post Letter Carriers from the comfort of your home!

Click here to register.


27 Apr 2021 | 9 AM to 10 AM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, the City of Burnaby hires people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. Register for this virtual info session to learn more about available job opportunities and how you can apply.

Click here to register.


29 Apr 2021 | 2 PM to 4 PM

Get inspired at this panel event, where we’ll be speaking to a range of industry professionals about their career stories, and learning how they got where they are within their respective industries. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session in a breakout room with one employer of your choice! Panelists: Jimmy Ockey, (Recruiting Supervisor at Animal Logic), Megan Ritchie (Senior People & Culture Partner at A Thinking Ape), Bulent Hasan (Freelance Storyboard Artist), Fred Chapman (Head of Creature at DNEG Vancouver), Van Fung (Head of Talent Acquisition at Kabam Games), and Kelsey Primar (Producer at Next Level Games).

Click here to register.


YMCA Youth Beat (Ages 17-29)

Youth BEAT is a free program that supports youth who experience mental health barriers to achieve their employment goals. Participants benefit from 5 weeks of workshops focused on employability, wellness and life skills, plus support during work placements.

Participants must be between 17-29 years old, a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Confirmed Refugee, unemployed or precariously employed, and experiencing some form of mental health barrier to employment.

The online program starts on April 12th. Applications close on April 7th. Interested participants should attend a mandatory virtual Zoom info session. For questions, please call/text 778-688-3530 or email youthbeat@gv.ymca.ca.

Bank Teller Training/Financial Service Representative Program

The Bank Teller Training/Financial Service Representative Program, offered by Native Education College (NEC), is a combination of essential skills, cultural components, and specific training in the field of banking. It will provide Indigenous participants with access to careers as a Financial Service Representative (FSR). Everyone is welcome to register.

The program includes a job placement with Vancity. For more information on this tuition-free program, attend an info session on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom (click here for the Zoom link) or email Amanda at akai@necvancouver.org. The program starts on April 18th and will be offered online.

SAHARA Employment Program for Men

The SAHARA program takes a supported employment approach to help men facing multiple barriers find their place in the labour market. Participants have the opportunity to earn while they learn.

The program offers participation allowance and tuition fee support, workshops and one-to-one coaching, basic computer training, skills training, opportunities for paid work experience, and a $250 bonus for completing 3 months’ of employment or post-secondary education.

The program starts April 19th. Click here more information, including Eligibility Requirements and how to register.

YWCA Accelerate (Ages 15-30)

YWCA Accelerate is a free, online program that supports youth ages 15-30 to find work in customer service and administration. The program includes 6 weeks of paid online skills training, followed by eight weeks of professional work experience (paid by the employer).

Youth must be interested in creating a sustainable career, unemployed, able to participate in a full-time, 14-week program (i.e. not a full-time student), is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or has confirmed refugee status, and is legally entitled to work in Canada.

The next program starts on May 3rd. Click here to register for an info session.


Hope's story:
"I am grateful for WorkBC and LEADS for helping me find my career path"


I am a single mother of three and have been on income assistance for almost three years. I have been looking for work but due to a lack of skills and an employment gap as a result of raising my family, I have not been able to secure employment.

I recently attended a program called LEADS under WorkBC and YWCA. This program supports single mothers and others like myself, who have fled from abuse to achieve their financial and employment goals.

As I was doing Career Exploration in the program, I discovered that Community Worker in social services would be a great fit with my transferrable skills and interests. Once I identified this employment goal, WorkBC helped me to access the appropriate training to pursue this career. I am happy to say I have been accepted into a exciting program for me to train to become a Community Worker in social services!

The online format of LEADS was perfect as I do not have child care; the ability to attend remotely enabled me to work on myself and my employment skills while caring for my children at home. The supportive atmosphere of LEADS helped me move forward with confidence while meeting an amazing community of women, all from the comfort of my own home.

My life experience and good intention towards my community and other people have greatly influenced my decision to become a Community Worker. In addition, I am driven to help and encourage those in distress and who are feeling hopeless. I want to take the hands of those who are left behind.

I am grateful for WorkBC and LEADS for helping me find my career path.

Hope, WorkBC/LEADS Program client


Production Lead
Our Town Cafe
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Companionship Care/Housekeeper
Comfort Keepers
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Companionship Care/Housekeeper (Home Support Worker)
A Class Care
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Youth Employment Community Connector
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
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Project Manager
AES Engineering
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*More job postings are available for this employer; Click on the link above to access the company's Careers page.


Senior Project Manager Higher Education
Turner Construction
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Sales and Customer Sucess Team 
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Warehouse Associate
Refrigerative Supply Ltd.
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*The company is also hiring for a Purchasing Supervisor; Click on the link above to access the company's Careers page.

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Creative Director
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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, make sure to get signed up to the Client Hub.

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