WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter

JUNE 2022

Network to Work Virtual Café: Join us on Tuesday afternoons!

Looking for work can be a tedious and challenging process, but it doesn't mean you have to go through it alone! WorkBC Vancouver Midtown's Network to Work Café aims to bring job seekers together to stay connected, informed and engaged.

This weekly virtual group enables participants to share their current challenges and successes, give and receive constructive feedback, strengthen their job search community, share networking and other tips, find out who’s hiring, and stay on track with career goals.

Join us on Tuesdays from 2 PM to 3:30 PM via Zoom! Click here to register (login then click "Calendar" to view the schedule and register).

Register for June workshops

Click here to view this month's workshop schedule via the Client Hub (login, then click "Calendar" on the top menu). 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 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.


June 7, 2022 | 4:30 PM to 6 PM

Do you want to learn how to use labour market information to your advantage? Join Statistics Canada representatives as they explore the labour market to help you make informed decisions when looking for a job, planning a career, or developing your business. They will be providing resources and doing a live demonstration on how to access statistical information sources that could help you in your career!

Click here to register.


June 8, 2022 | 5:30 PM to 8 PM

ACVC gives voice to Canadians of Asian heritage working in tech as operators, investors, and ecosystem partners. Come listen to our panel on what it takes to launch a start-up and hear their stories, but more importantly come to network, meet fellow operators, rub shoulders with investors, hire team members, and get the services you need to succeed in your tech start-up journey.

Click here to register.


June 16, 2022 |10 AM to 1 PM

Hosted by Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique (SDECB)this online Speed-Jobing event connects employers with skilled immigrants: French-speaking newcomers or skilled immigrants wishing to settle permanently in the job market. This event focuses on the IT, health (non-regulated professions), and wellness sectors.

Click here to learn more and register.


June 16, 2022 |1 PM to 2 PM

Job hunting in Vancouver? Join this free, in-person event, which features resume and cover letter tips, networking, and local recruiters. This event is hosted by the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre. 

Click here to register.


June 22, 2022 | 1 PM to 4 PM

Connect with hiring companies, government agencies, employment services, colleges, and universities. The Vancouver In-person Job Fair welcomes specialists in employment, career development, training, and education across British Columbia. Participate in a Q&A session in a breakout room with an employer of your choice!

Click here to register.


June 22, 2022 | 2 PM to 4 PM

It'll be your chance to connect with employers face-to-face and learn about their organization, roles, recruitment process and more. Employers will include: Brown's Social House, District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Grouse Mountain, McDonalds, Parc Retirement Living, Saks OFF 5th, Save On Foods, and Winners. Register now!

Click here to register.


June 23, 2022 | 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Overwhelmed about managing money? Want to reach better financial well-being?
In this workshop co-hosted by Family Services of Greater Vancouver and Vancity, reflect upon the habits, beliefs and practices that lead our behaviour towards money. Gain knowledge about the foundations of money management and practice using tools to plan and decide where your money goes. Learn to set financial goals and develop strategies to reach them.

Click here to register.


June 23, 2022 | 3 PM to 5 PM

Are you a Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizen or Refugee currently looking for jobs with good pay and steady hours? The warehouse industry is growing and needs people! Come check out Back in Motion's Mini Job Fair (for warehouse and related industries) on June 23rd, Thursday, from 3 to 5 pm at Unit #110, 6651 Elmbridge Way, Richmond. There will be local employers who are ready to hire. Please come check it out, network and drop off some resumes!

Click here to register.


June 28, 2022 | 10:30 AM to 12 PM 

Are you an immigrant or newcomer to BC, looking for work? Join us at this free event, hosted by the Vancouver Public Library (VPL), where you’ll hear from employment experts about how to break into Vancouver’s job market and work towards the career you want.

Click here to register.


July 9 and August 6, 2022

Ever thought about becoming a police officer? Well, now's your time...come and learn what it takes! The VPD offers a myriad of exciting career opportunities within a supportive and rewarding work environment, where all employees can thrive and reach their full potential while making a difference.

Click here to learn more and register.


Pathways to Childcare Careers

Are you an immigrant or refugee woman interested in a rewarding career in childcare services? Pathways to Childcare Careers is a free training and employment program that runs from June 13 to October 24th.

Participants receive a comprehensive full-time training program delivered in person at Vancouver Community College's downtown campus, plus certifications and an 8-week work experience.

The program begins on June 13th; the deadline to apply is June 7th. Click here for more information. 

Veterinary Assistant Diploma Training Program 

The Veterinary Assistant Diploma is an 18-week training program + a 4-week work practicum that enables participants to learn the necessary occupational skills, employability skills, and gain work experience.

There is also a $300 weekly allowance available for qualified applicants, as well as workplace safety certifications for all participants. 

The program begins on June 20th. Click here for more information. 

Culinary 101 (3-day Workshops)

Coast Mental Health's Culinary Program will be running Culinary 101, which are culinary camps over the summer. There are four 3-day sessions available for participants, and will be an opportunity for youth (aged 18-30) to gain some basic kitchen skills and see if they enjoy working in a kitchen.

The first session will take place on June 21st to 23rd, with more sessions in July and August. Click here for more information and to apply online!

Admin and Accounting Works

This is a free program for mature workers 55+ to gain skills training and obtain employment in office administration.

Participants receive free skills training through Vancouver Community College (Introduction to Accounting Principles, Bookkeeping, QuickBooks, Customer Service, and more), job preparation workshops, 1:1 coaching, a work practicum, job search/placement assistance, and participation incentives (loaner laptop and up to $850 in program completion bonuses!).

The next cohort begins June 27th. Click here for more information. 

YWCA Breaking Ground

YWCA Breaking Ground is a free 22-week employment program for women interested in a career as a Heavy Equipment Operator. It provides employability skills training, occupational training and on-the-job work experience.

Participants receive essential/employability skills, occupational skills training, multiple certifications, and on-the-job work experience with an IUOE Local 115 signatory employer in the Road Building or Heavy Construction sector.

The program begins June 27th. Click here for more information. 

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Program  

The Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Program is a free, group-based, full-time program. This training is 43 weeks long and includes occupational skills training, career search strategies and support, program-related certifications, and a work practicum. 

The program begins on July 18th. Click here for more information. 


Rooma's story

WorkBC always checked on me from the day I registered as a client. I was off my main job at the time as a health care aide in a seniors' facility in White Rock. I had to leave my job due to a health condition that required surgery and a restriction of weight lifting. 

I was living on my credit card and family support. It was painful to know my disabilities were hindering me from pursuing my life’s passion. The worst part was being dependent on others. I was sad and anxious, and was slipping into depression not knowing where to go. This is when Laurie Stone (Vocational Counsellor at WorkBC Midtown) called me.

The verbal encouragement Laurie gave me was priceless; that was what motivated me to hang on. When she offered a transit pass, I was overwhelmed. She also called to say that I may be eligible to receive some financial support until I get back on my feet.

WorkBC also gave me an initial start with career planning and support to gain First Aid, Food Safety, and Mental Health First Aid certifications. Then came the LEADS program, which helped me so much in my own healing as a victim of abuse.

I now have Canadian credentials (BC Registered Health Care Aide) and have been working part-time, happy to have something to fall back on. How can I thank you enough for such blessings that Canada has showered upon me? God Bless Canada, WorkBC and all of you.

May I conclude with my favorite quote? "One has to be poor to know the luxury of giving and getting." I have seen both. A million thanks for holding my hand when I was lost.


Multiple positions available: Youth Transition Worker, Cook, and more
Pacific Community Resources Society
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Multiple positions available: WorkBC Disability Employment Specialist, Financial Clerk, Employment Facilitator, Administrative Assistant, and more 
Open Door Group 
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Cleaning Specialists
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Office Administator
Trail Appliances 
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Administrative Assistant 
Para Space Landscaping 
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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