WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter

May 2023


May has arrived, bringing with it the beauty and freshness of spring. Just as the flowers bloom and the world around us comes to life, we too can use this season as a source of inspiration for our job search. Spring is a time of renewal and growth, making it the perfect time to reevaluate our goals, refresh our resumes, and revitalize our job search strategies. Let us take advantage of the energy and motivation that spring brings and make the most of this season to find new opportunities and reach our career aspirations.

This year’s Mental Health Week will amplify some of the voices and spaces within which mental health exists across Canada, especially at the community level through non-profit agencies and programs.

During #CMHAMentalHealthWeek, we can harness the power of storytelling to help build connections and understanding between each other while strengthening our communities. Share your story and support for universal mental health care using the hashtags #MyStory and #MentalHealthWeek. Find out more about Mental Health Week and what you can do to make impact.

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StrongerBC Future Skills Grant

• The StrongerBC future skills grant is open to any British Columbian aged 19 years or older, regardless of financial need, and covers up to $3,500 per person for eligible short-term skills training at public post-secondary institutions.

• There are over 400 programs that have been approved under the StrongerBC future skills grant for training starting in September 2023 and the offerings will continue to grow.


Join this Job Fair to meet 70+ employers looking to fill various jobs in business, finance, IT, hospitality, trades, healthcare, retail, customer service and more!

Register here. For more information, please visit jobfair.mosaicbc.org or email us at jobfair@mosaicbc.org

Trade Builders, Program for Youth: Register now!

For more information, please email at tradebuilders@pics.bc.ca or call 604-596-7722, ext. 160 & 162

Register for May 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.


A Spring Harvest Craft Market

 May 6, 2023 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Broadway Youth Resource Centre presents A Spring Harvest Craft Market in support of Youth Artist in our commnity.


Mount Pleasant Community Resourse Fair

May 10, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us to learn more about what's available to you in your community. Venue: 370 E Broadway Vancouver, BC.


Career Exploration Talk – Health & Fitness Industry

May 10, 2023 | 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Take part in this free online webinar that will be conducted in English. Agenda: Overview of the fitness industry in BC; - Job OpportunitiesExam / course required in BC; - Qualifications and Requirements; -What employers are Looking for; -Tips for youths to enter the field. 

Click here to register.



May 16, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Connect with Hiring Companies, Government, Employment Services, Colleges, and Universities. The Vancouver in-person career Fair welcomes specialists in employment, career development, training, and education across British Columbia.

Click here to register.


Start a Career with Amazon Canada

 May 18, 2023 | 11:00 am to 2:00 PM

Amazon is hiring associates across the Lower Mainland. Join this event to learn about:– how to start a career with Amazon Canada– current positions, company’s culture, and benefits– advancement opportunities within the company.

Click here to learn more and register.


Computer Literacy Classes for Beginners (Arabic)

 May 8, 15 and 22, 2023 | 1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Are you new to computers? This six-week computer literacy class will teach you the basic computer skills you need to use the technology for everyday life. Receive hands-on and written practice with DIVERSEcity volunteers to learn:• Week 1-2: Mouse navigation and understanding your computer• Week 3-4: Keyboarding and internet browsing• Week 5-6: Emails

Click here to learn more and register.


Peer Support Group for Ukrainian Women

 May 6 - July 15, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you a new immigrant woman interested in:-Learning about Canadian culture -Making new friend, -Sharing your experience; -Gathering information on services and resources?

Click here to learn more.  


Improving Self-Esteem Workshop for Youth

 May 24th and 31st, 2023 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Develop healthy self-esteem and improve your mental health! Healthy self-esteem is an important factor in our happiness and wellbeing. A lack of self-esteem in youth can lead to a range of challenges and risks, including joining gangs, experiencing bullying and developing social anxiety.

Click here to learn more.


Career Exploration Talk-Theatre and Film Production Industry

May 24, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Take part in this free online webinar that will be conducted in English.Overview of the Theatre and Film Production Industry: - Job Opportunities; -Qualifications and Requirements; - What Employers are Looking for; Tips for Youths to Enter Theatre and Film Production Industry.

Click here to register.


WorkBC Vancouver Midtown - FREE Information Session

May 25, 2023 | 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 to help you achieve your career goals.The event will be conducted online, so you can attend from the comfort of your home via your computer or mobile device.

More information is coming. Stay tuned!


Amica Senior Living x WorkBC Vancouver Midtown In-person Hiring Event

 To Be Confirmed

Are you passionate about enhancing the health and well-being of seniors? Imagine working for a growing, industry-leading company where people truly come first and everyone appreciates the rewards that come from enriching the lives of others. Attend this IN-PERSON Hiring event for a chance to land your next career opportunity!

More information is coming. Stay tuned!


Vancouver Career Fair and Training Expo

 June 1, 2023 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get in front of hiring managers! Network and apply with Employer Exhibitors. Build meaningful rapports you need to advance your career in the direction that you want.Learn about exciting new career options and obtain valuable information about how to earn the credentials and diplomas you need to get the job you want with our Training Exhibitors.

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.

The training begins on May 9, 2023. Click here to learn more.

Skills Training for Health Care Assistant

This 12-week pre-employment course focuses on preparing participants to work as a Health Care Assistant. The program provides intensive training in English and skills required for employment. Participants will develop the literacy and essential skills needed to successfully participate in the workplace and to seek and retain employment.

The program's starting date is May 1, 2023. Registration and Inquires: 236 - 880 - 6723/ 236 - 880 - 3984

Job Skills Training Program - Intro to Cook

“Intro to Cook” is a 3-month program for youth and young adults with barriers to post-secondary educational or trades training opportunities. Outcomes for the students include gaining meaningful employment, building self-esteem, and maintaining their mental health stability.

Click here for more information or contact via email: help@danslegacy.com 

B-HIRED program

ISSofBC is offering a free online job readiness and skills training program for newcomer youth to launch their careers in Canada. B-Hired program provides: ▪ Job Readiness workshops ▪ Skills Specific/Occupational Skills training leading to certificates ▪ Job Search Support/Work Experience Placement ▪ Follow-up Support. Spot are limited. Please apply today.

The program's starting date is April 17th, 2023. Click here for more information.


Are you interested in a career in recreation, fitness or childcare?Get the skills and knowledge to find and keep a job you love! • Learn valuable life skills to succeed in work and life - teamwork, how to manage your money, computer skills, and more • Enjoy active recreation outings

The starting date is May 15. 2023 - October 13, 2023. Click here for more information or call 778-695-7030 ext 104 | Email: info@redfoxsociety.org

Youth Employment Program 

Looking for a full-time job? Get paid as you gain new employability skills and find a job that you like. 3 weeks of PAID online & in-person workshops (Mon-Fri): resume writing, interview & job search skills, workers' rights, communication skills, financial literacy and more! -8 weeks of PAID full-time work placement, 1-1 support and employment coaching

The starting date is May 15th, 2023.To register or more information, please contact caseworker@burnabynh.ca

Workplace Readiness for Food Service Workers

This stand-alone course focuses entirely on improving communication for kitchen helpers and be ore efficient and productive in proffesional kitchen set-up. 

The starting date is May 8, 2023.To register/ check your eligibility please contact your case manager. For more information, please call 604-248-1242 | email: ken@uli.ca

Kitchen Cabinet Producton Worker (KCPW) training

Enroll in the 8-week Kitchen Cabinet Producton Worker (KCPW) training program to kickstart your career in Cabinet Manufacturing. Gain hands-on experience in assembly, quality control, and producton processes using hand and power tools. Take advantage of employer tours and speakers. Sign up now and take the frst step towards your new career!

The starting date is May 15, 2023.To register/ check your eligibility please contact your case manager. For more information, please call 604-900-1980 (ext. 122) | email: cormac@nwskills.org

Admin and Accounting Works Program

A FREE program for mature workers 55+ to gain skills training and obtain employment in office.Occupational Skills Training provided by Vancouver Community College - Introduction to Accounting Principles, Bookkeeping, QuickBooks, Customer Service and more!

The starting date is May 22, 2023.To register or more information, please call 604-262-4858.

Training In logistics and Construction

This program contains: -Transportation of Dangerous Goods; - Confined Space; - Ground Disturbance; - Fall protection; - Fokl lift; Boom & Scissor Lift.

To register or more information, please call 604-262- 1242 | email: ken@uli.ca



Employment Specialist & Manager - Youth Housing and more
Pacific Community Resources Society
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Cocktail Server, Security Officer, F&B Services Manager and Junior Accountant
Parq Vancouver
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Product Director & Market Leadership and Engineering Leader
Technical Safety BC
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Estimator and Sale Assosiate
Mansory Village Construction
To apply email info@mvconstruction.ca

Developer - Intermediate, Quality Assurance Analyst and more
To apply email 
mahfuza.anam@icbc.com and ashi.Joseph@icbc.com

Administrative Coordinator
Evans Lake Forest Education Society
To apply email sshen@pcrs.ca or leadership@evanslake.com

Senior REACT/Full Stack Engineer
Food Service Direct
To apply email ysabersheikh@vmesc.ca

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