WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter


In-person workshops are back!

Midtown West (Kitsilano) and Midtown East (Mount Pleasant) WorkBC Centres are both offering a handful of workshops in person this month. While most workshops will continue to be offered virtually, the following sessions are scheduled to take place in person:

WorkBC Midtown West

Cover Letters – Aug 10th at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Interview Skills – Aug 25th at 1:30 PM to 4 PM

Resumes for Professionals – Aug 30th at 1 PM to 3:30 PM  

WorkBC Midtown East

Resume Support  – Aug 3rd, Aug 17th and Aug 24th at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

There will be a maximum of 6 participants for in-person workshops in Midtown West and 4 participants for in-person workshops in Midtown East.

Click here to view the full Workshop Calendar and register for the session(s) you're interested in. Please take note of the correct address to go to if you're signing up for an in-person workshop.

Other workshops on the Calendar that are not listed above will take place virtually.

New: Extended eligibility for Skills Training Opportunities

All case-managed clients are now eligible for Skills Training, including BCEA (Income Assistance) clients and general clients. All skills training programs that are up to 1 year in length will be considered. Click here for a newly updated list of in-demand professions with training programs that take 1 year or less to complete.

Discuss with your Employment Specialist to learn more and find out if this is a good option for you!

Latest Episode: The Future of Remote Work

With COVID-19, many companies were forced to transition to remote work but now that things are starting to return to the way they were before, what does the future of remote work look like? What are the pros and cons? And what do job seekers need to know if they're considering employment that involves remote work?

Find out the answers to all of these questions and more in this episode, where we speak to Lindsay Bissett (Consultant, Wellness and Disability Management at VanCity) and Anthony Okuchi (Regional Manager, Vehicle Operations at Rivian).

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Registration open for new LEADS program cohort, starts Aug 17

Intake is now open for the next LEADS Program cohort, which will be offered online starting August 17th. WorkBC LEADS is a free, 12-week program for survivors of violence or abuse, including harassment or bullying in the workplace.The program is trauma-informed and designed to enhance wellness, increase employability, and build confidence.

Topics covered include: Vision and Goal Setting, Building and Maintaining Safety, Career Research and Confidence Building, Addressing and Overcoming the Impacts of Violence/Abuse, Resume and Cover Letters, and other relevant topics.

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

August 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.



5 Aug 2021 | 11 AM

Presented by WorkBC Newton, this virtual hiring event features three different companies: Sun Rich, Comfort Keepers and Aerotek! Get an exclusive chance to meet with their recruitment teams to learn about the companies and their hiring process. Sun Rich is hiring for Production Team Members and Order Pickers. Comfort Keepers is seeking Health Care Aides and Housekeepers. Aerotek is hiring for a Forklift Operator, Assembler, General Labour, Warehouse Associate, and Production Worker.

Click here to register.


5 Aug 2021 | 1 PM to 2 PM

Want to set yourself on a pathway to success and grow with two of BC’s most well-known businesses? WorkBC South Surrey White Rock and Surrey Cloverdale are pleased to host a financial service-themed virtual job fair with leading companies: BC Pension Corporation and Sun Life Financial Inc. to explore their upcoming job opportunities in the Lower Mainland. 

Click here to register.


10 Aug 2021 | 10 AM to 11 AM

Amazon is currently hiring Fullfillment Associates at their new robotic fulfillment centre in Richmond! Join this event to learn about: Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, RRSP Matching, Employee Discounts, and Restricted Stock Units, among others), Career Growth Opportunities, Tuition Assistance, Hiring Process, and more!

Click here to register.


12 Aug 2021 | 1 PM to 2 PM

Purdys Chocolatier has been voted by their employees as one of Canada's Best Employers. Are you ready to join a company that values it's people? Do you have a keen eye for detail, great communication skills, and a desire to work in a positive team environment? Purdys Chocolatier is looking to fill a variety of full-time roles: Casual General Help, Customer Service Reps, Contract Janitor, Truck Driver Back-up and General Help, and Maintenance Tradesperson (Millwright). Have your resume ready and apply for a position!

Click here to register.


13 Aug 2021 | 11 AM to 12 PM

Good Food is a leading online grocery service in Canada, delivering fresh meal solutions that make it easy for members from coast to coast to enjoy delicious meals at home every week. The company is hiring for: Packers, Labellers, Forklift / MC Operators, and Quality Assurance.

Click here to register.


18 Aug 2021 | 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Live in Vancouver? Looking for a job? Join us at Tri-Cities Virtual Summer Hiring Fair presented by WorkBC Coquitam. Whether you're looking for a holiday position or permanent work with one of the best local employers, we got a position for you! Recruiters will be screening candidates on the spot, so make sure you bring your resume and dress to impress! You'll hear directly from the employers as they present on the organization, roles available, and more. Click on the link below to register and for a list of participating employers.

Click here to register.


20 Aug 2021 | 11 AM

Founded in 1973 by a passionate group of immigrant volunteers who wanted to contribute back to Canada, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has evolved into one of the largest social service agencies in Canada. Learn about S.U.C.C.E.S.S.'s corporate profile, ISIP's programs and services, and career opportunities. The organization is hiring for: Digital Navigators, Health & Wellness Navigators, and Language Instructors.

Click here to register.


26 Aug 2021 | 11 AM to 1 PM

Youth employment centre Career Zone is presenting this free virtual info session with Starbucks, who are currently hiring for their location at Manulife Place in Downtown Vancouver! At this event, you'll learn about: the open roles, pay and benefits, the recruitment process, organizational culture, and more.

Click here to register.


Warehouse & Logistics Fundmentals Skills Training Program 

Offered in partnership with Western Community College, the Warehouse & Logistics Fundamentals Skills Training Program is a 26-week program that prepares participants to work safely and productively within a warehouse environment. 

Upon completion, participants receive: Warehouse and Logistics Fundamentals Certificate, occupational/workplace safety certificates (WHMIS, Personal Protective Equipment, Pandemic Awareness, Emergency First & CPR-C, Fall Protection/Ladder Safety, Forklift, Confined Spaces), and 4 weeks of practical, hands-on work experience.

The program starts on August 23rd. For more information, please contact your Employment Specialist. 

YWCA Level Up

YWCA Level Up is a free, 12-week trades career exploration program for self-identifying women. This new program addresses women’s unique challenges entering and working in the trades environment.

Through 8 weeks of group-based workshops that cover essential and employability skills for trades and introduction to the apprentice system, participants are able to explore high-paying careers such as heavy equipment operator, construction, carpentry, welding, plumbing, sheet metal, and electrical.

The program begins on August 23rd. Click here for more information and registration. 

Culinary Essentials / Baking & Pastry Arts

Do you love cooking? Thinking about a career in food and hospitality? The new WorkBC Community Workforce Response program from the provincial government provides free skills training for qualified individuals.

In this two-month program, students begin their culinary program with knife skills, culinary terms and equipment usage followed by the preparation of flavourful stocks and the art of saucier and butchery.

The program starts on August 30th. Click here for more details, including eligibility and contact information.

Pharmacy Assistant Program

Western Community College with community partner Progressive Intercultural Community Services is offering this fully-funded skills training employment program for eligible participants.

The Pharmacy Assistant Program is a 28-week program that prepares participants to work as Pharmacy Assistants in community pharmacies, hospitals, pharmacy distribution companies, and independent pharmacies.

The program starts on September 7th. For more information, please contact your Employment Specialist.

Health Care Assistant Certificate (Fully-funded program for Indigenous students)

In this 9-month program offered by Native Education College (NEC), learners prepare for an exciting career as a frontline caregiver working in a variety of health care settings, such as community home support, assisted living, complex and long-term care, and special-care areas.

Through a combination of theory and hands-on clinical work experience, learners gain the skills and knowledge required to provide the highest standard of personal care and assistance for their clients.

The program starts in September. Click here for more information. 


My employment situation before reaching out to WorkBC was off the radar completely. I'll be honest: I had to relearn trust in professionals who wish to see me succeed. This was scary because I was sexually harassed as a client in the last organization I was a part of. Losing my trust in people affected how I felt about working with others in general.

At WorkBC, I was part of the LEADS program and had the pleasure of being a part of a group that supported each other. The facilitator changed our lives by teaching us how to deal with emotions and acknowledge cognitive distortions. I've never felt more in control of my state of mind, and it has helped me be the best version of myself.

My biggest fear in job hunting is rejection. WorkBC expanded my knowledge on employment ethics and increased my confidence in general, which helped me realize that it's normal to feel anxious. No matter what happens, you gain experience every time you network, attend an interview, write a resume, or tailor a cover letter, so your hard work is not in vain.

At the moment, I am working consistently to achieve my dream job as an esthetician. I have many long-term goals, and I've been blessed to have WorkBC fund a part of my courses at Blanche MacDonald to help me get the experience I need to reach those goals.

–Maxim K., WorkBC/LEADS Program client


Daily Hive: 10 Vancouver companies hiring over 70 positions this August

"Looking for new career opportunities in August? here are Vancouver companies hiring this month, and to make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of positions you can start applying for right now."

Click here to view the full article.

CBC News: For the first time in decades, major changes are coming to Canada's workplace equity laws

"Federal legislation that aims to ensure equal opportunities for employees from under-represented groups is heading for its most significant overhaul since its introduction 35 years ago."

Click here to view the full article.


Cost Accountant
Very Good Butchers
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Multiple positions available: Technical Support Specialist (Overnight/Remote) and Governance, Risk & Compliance Analyst
FoodX Technologies
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Multiple positions available: Graphic Designer, Finish Worker - Spray Painters, General Production Workers, and Kitchen Designer Assistant
Merit Kitchens
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Customer Support Representatives
Purdys Chocolatier
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Multiple positions available: Line Cook/Prep and Dishwasher
Cactus Club Cafe
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AFX Artist, 2D
WildBrain Studios
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Loss Prevention Officer
London Drugs
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Lower Mainland Representative, Workforce Operations
British Columbia Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB) 
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Multiple positions available: Accounting Associate and Securities Associate 
Raymond James
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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