WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter


New Podcast Episode: "Mental Wellness and Job Search"

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, by the time we reach the age of 40, half of us will have had a mental health problem. About 17% of British Columbians – somewhere around 800,000 people – are experiencing a mental illness or substance use issue today, and the climate around COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problem.

This episode of Get A Job! is all about how mental health and mental illness can impact a job search and employment sustainability, how you can recognize signs of mental health challenges, and the resources you can turn to for support. We speak to Tareq Almughrabi (Employment Placement Specialist, WorkBC Centre) and Carly McDonell (Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, Adler University).

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Work Experience Opportunities Grant: Supporting clients with opportunities

The Work Experience Opportunities Grant (WEOG) supports job seekers with barriers to employment by providing paid work experience placements with local organizations or businesses. Participant eligibility includes all BCEA clients, including Income Assistance and Disability Assistance recipients.

BCEA clients who participate in these placements will receive a stipend of approximately $300 a week during the 12-week placement. BCEA clients participating in these placements will need to report the income but the income will not be deducted from their monthly income assistance.

WEOG currently has a variety of work experience placements available across communities in B.C. Timelines have been extended to support more clients to take advantage of these great opportunities.

To learn more about WEOG, contact your Employment Specialist.

Not yet on the Client Hub? Join us for an intro session!

The Client Hub is exclusive to WorkBC Vancouver Midtown clients and has many features designed to help you optimize your job search, including:

  • WorkBC Job Postings – Exclusive to Midtown, these Hot Job leads are up-to-date opportunities with local employers that we have connections with. This means that if you apply through us, we can help you get your foot in the door!
  • Self-Paced Workshops – Job search and job sustainment workhops that you can attend at your own pace, whenever you want and from wherever you want.
  • Job Search Tools – These include resume templates, cover letter templates, and interview resources.
  • Resources – Links to popular community resources that can connect you to support that fits what you need.
  • Calendar – View the monthly workshop schedule, register for workshops directly, and find out about community events and hiring fairs that are taking place.

If you're a new client or perhaps would like a refresher on how to effectively use the Hub to aid your job search, join us virtually on November 18th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

There will also be a giftcard prize draw at the end of the session (win a $25 gift card to a store of your choice; choose from 70+ retailers)! 

If you already have a Hub account, click here to login and register for the event (click on "WorkBC Midtown Client Hub Tutorial and Sign-Up" on Nov 18th).

Otherwise, please contact your Employment Specialist to register.

Register now for WorkBC LEADS virtual info session

If you've experienced violence and/or abuse and you're ready to move forward to sustainable employment, join us at this virtual information session on November 10th.

WorkBC LEADS is a free employment program for survivors of violence and/or abuse, and is offered as part of WorkBC Employment Services. At this info session, you'll learn about:

  • What WorkBCLEADS can offer you
  • Program overview and structure
  • Supports offered
  • How to access WorkBC LEADS
  • Eligibility
  • Next intake
  • How to register

Click here to register for the info session.

If you're unable to attend but would like to learn more about the program, please email Erin Grace at egrace@ywcavan.org or call 604-908-1227.

November 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.



2 Nov 2021 | 2 PM to 4 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 can help you in your career!

Click here to register.


3 Nov 2021 | 11 AM to 12 PM

123Dentist is hiring for multiple positions: Certified Dental Assitant, Dental Administrator / Receptionist, and Registered Dental Hygienist. Join the Virtual Hiring Fair from the comfort of your home computer or smartphone to learn more about the company, hiring process, and more!

Click here to register.


3 Nov 2021 | 3 PM to 4:30 PM

Don't miss this free virtual job fair with Canlan Sports, now currently hiring for multiple roles at their Metro Vancouver locations in Langley, North Shore and Burnaby! They're looking for: Restaurant/Food and Beverage staff, Customer Support staff, Operations staff, Sport Shop staff, and Program and Leagues staff.

Come and learn about the organization, roles, recruitment process and more, and get the chance to ask questions at a Q&A period. Canlan Sports will also be conducting interviews on the spot, so come prepared!

Click here to register.


4 Nov 2021 | 11 AM to 12 PM

Part-time and full-time opportunities are available with Bevo Farms! No experience is required but applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Register for this free virtual hiring fair to learn more about Bevo Farms, available opportunities, and the hiring process.

Click here to register.


4 Nov 2021 | 1 PM to 2 PM

Global Relay is a technology services company that continues to be at the forefront of innovation. They are a leading provider of compliant electronic communications archiving, messaging, supervision, information governance, and eDiscovery. Join us to learn more about the organization and job opportunities in: Testing and Development, DevOps and System Administration, Information Technology (IT), Sales and Training, and Administration.

Click here to register.


5 Nov 2021 | 11 AM

Whalley WorkBC and Le Collège Éducacentre are pleased to host a bilingual virtual job fair with the following companies: Amazon, PNP Pharma, Farmers Meal, Zaatar W Zeit, Ingram Micro, Sage, and Conseil Scolaire Francophone De La C. Join this online event from the comfort of your home computer or smartphone and meet the recruiters as they talk about their companies and current employment opportunities.

Click here to register.


12 Nov 2021 | 11 AM to 12 PM

PNP Pharma is a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals based in Burnaby, BC and is an industry leader in encapsulation, tableting, blister packaging, and other product lines. The company is now hiring for the following positions: Package Line Workers, Dispensing Blending Operators, Package Machine Operators, Sanitation Workers (Janitors), and Warehouse Associates.

Click here to register.


17 Nov 2021 | 10 AM to 4 PM

As the economy normalizes, immigrant Tech professionals across B.C. are overcoming obstacles to build meaningful careers in this field. Join this all-day virtual conference to learn about skills, strategies and innovative ideas that can help you advance your own career. Learn from successful immigrant professionals and connect directly with employers so you too can conquer some of the hurdles that lie between you and the vibrant career you deserve in today’s Tech sector.

Click here to register.


25 Nov 2021 | 2 PM to 4 PM

Youth employment centre Career Zone is presenting this free virtual info session with Amazon, who are currently hiring for a range of roles at their Fulfillment Centres in Metro Vancouver. At this event, you'll learn about: job opportunities in Amazon Fulfillment Centres in the Greater Vancouver Area (free shuttle service to Tsawwassen, South Surrey, and Langley locations), the hiring process and application link, employee benefits, Amazon's response to COVID-19, and more.

Click here to register.


30 Nov 2021 | 1 PM to 3 PM

Are you new to Canada and looking to return to your health career in B.C.? At this event, you'll hear from internationally educated nurses and medical graduates who are successfully working as HCAs, LPNs, RNs, and physicians describe their career journeys, and learn about the support services available to help you become licensed to practice in Canada. Gain valuable information and connect with employers to help you build your healthcare career!

Click here to register


Job Options

Job Options is a virtual program for unemployed residents of B.C. who are aged 17 or older and are committed to gaining sustainable employment/volunteering on a full or part-time basis. Participants will receive ongoing staff support up to, and throughout, their first 3 months of employment.

There is a weekly allowance of $50.00 and Superhost Certification is included. The program is 8 weeks; all workshops are completed after 5 weeks with the remaining weeks for job search, one-on-ones, and other supports.

The last day for applications is on  November 12; the next cohort begins in January. Click here for more information.

YWCA Accelerate 

Accelerate is a 14-week, online and paid training program for youth aged 15-30 years old who are interested in working, learning and transitioning into Administration and Customer Service roles. The program focusses on building strong interpersonal skills through social learning in a group based learning model, better preparing them for interfacing with customers and employers in a professional setup.

Registration is now open and interview process ongoing. The program starts on November 15th. Click here for more information. 







Ming's story:
"I feel that I fit the company's culture, and I am confident that I can do the job"


I was new in Vancouver and did not know the job market here. I also had an employment gap of a couple of years in my field, and my English needed more practice. I was unemployed for over a year and a half before coming to WorkBC.

During COVID, I strengthened my English at VSB and went to WorkBC to ask for help. I'd heard about WorkBC for a while, and my friends also recommended it. I looked around and found the Midtown WorkBC Centre.

WorkBC assigned a counsellor, Elisha, to me. During our first meeting, Elisha encouraged me and gave me some information about enhancement learning. Elisha also arranged for me to attend workshops to improve my resume, cover letter, and interview skills. I went for a couple of interviews through WorkBC until I got an offer. Meanwhile, the Wage Subsidy program also helped me secure employment.

I am now working as a bookkeeper. I feel that I fit the company's culture, and I am confident that I can do the job. Meanwhile, as an immigrant, I consider having this background as an advantage rather than a barrier. If we work for a company that does business with our native country, having this background is definitely a bonus.

I encourage job seekers to participate seriously in workshops because they are useful. Quality is more effective than quantity, and this rule applies for preparing resumes and for interviews.


8 Interview Questions About Diversity and Inclusion Every Job Seeker Should Be Able to Answer

"Companies want employees who will represent them well and demonstrate cultural competency. With those goals and concerns in mind, interviewers are starting to ask all candidates about their thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

That means if you’re looking for a job these days, it’s no longer sufficient to only prepare for the traditional common interview questions and role-specific questions about your skills and background in digital marketing or customer service, for example.

To help you succeed in the hiring process with an inclusive company, I’ve put together this list of DEI questions you may be asked along with advice on how to answer them and sample answers to help you as you craft your own."

Click here to continue reading.


Multiple positions available: IT Technician, Security Supervisor, Security Officer, VIP Relations Host, and more
Parq Vancouver
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Multiple positions available: Director of Therapeutic Recreation & Volunteer Services, Staffing Clerk, Recreation Worker, Food Service Worker, and more
Fair Haven Homes Society
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Early Childhood Educator (Homeschool, Full-Time)
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Heavy Duty Mechanic
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Multiple positions available: General Labour, Moving Truck Driver, Receptionist / Administrative Assistant, and more 
Express Employment Professionals
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Multiple positions available: Junior Verification Engineer, HR Coordinator, Talent Acquisition Specialist, and more
Westport Fuel Systems
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Multiple positions available: Bilingual (FR/EN) Customer Services Representative, HVAC Mobile Technician, Energy Manager, and more
CBRE Vancouver
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Multiple positions available: Warehouse Associate (Full-Time), Moving Crew Member
Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver 
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For more postings, please visit our Job Boards on the Client Hub.

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110 East 3rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1C8

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300-2150 West Broadway
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