WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter

December 2023


Dear Community,

As we approach the end of the year, it's a wonderful time to reflect on the journey we've taken together and the successes we've achieved as a community. At WorkBC Vancouver Midtown, we are grateful for every one of you who has been a part of our mission to empower individuals on their career paths.

 The holiday season is upon us, and we want to extend warm wishes to you and your loved ones. May this festive season bring joy, warmth, and moments of togetherness. It's a time to appreciate the accomplishments of the past year and to look forward to the opportunities that the new year will bring.

 As we wind down 2023, we encourage you to take a moment to reflect on your personal and professional achievements. Whether you've secured a new job, enhanced your skills, or made valuable connections, each step forward is a cause for celebration. WorkBC Vancouver Midtown is here to support you as you grow and thrive in the coming year.

Looking Ahead to 2024: The new year promises fresh beginnings and exciting opportunities. As we embark on this journey together, WorkBC Vancouver Midtown remains committed to providing the resources, guidance, and support you need to achieve your career goals. Stay tuned for upcoming workshops, events, and initiatives designed to empower you on your professional path.

Thank you for being an integral part of our WorkBC Vancouver Midtown community. Wishing you a joyful and restful holiday season!

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Career Day with SFU

ISSofBC Career Services is excited to collaborate with SFU’s Beedie School of Business Career Management Center to bring a morning of career workshops and career conversations.


FREE B-Hired Program for Youth!

B-Hired is a free job readiness and skills training program for newcomer youth who want to launch their careers in Canada.


Basic Life Skills and Essential Work Skills

Invest in yourself and unleash your potential with practical knowledge that will last a lifetime. Don't wait any longer, enroll now and take the first step towards becoming the best version of yourself.


Register for December 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


WorkBC Vancouver Midtown - FREE Information Session

December 14, 2023 | 11:00 am to 11:30 am

This is a great opportunity to learn more and ask any questions about WorkBC's FREE programs and services, which are all aimed at helping 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. 

Click here to register


BCIB and SkilledTradesBC Info Session

 December 19, 2023 | 1:00 pm

Interested in a career in the trades? Register for the BCIB Construction Trades Career Webinar on Tuesday, December 19 at 1 P.M. You’ll learn about projects, career pathways, the application process, and the various supports available to you!

Click here to register.


B-Hired Info Session

December 15, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

B-Hired INFO SESSION, we will provide an overview of the B-HIRED Employment Program. Please come with your questions! B-HIRED is a free online job readiness and skills training program for newcomer youth to launch their careers in Canada.

Click here to register.


Career and Job Search Tour

 December 20, 2023 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you exploring careers or looking for a job? Want to know how to find unadvertised jobs and access the hidden job market? Register for this free workshop, which introduces you to VPL's extensive job and career resources. Everyone is welcome. Note that this workshop is intended for individuals currently residing in British Columbia, Canada.

Click here to register.


Career Explorer

 December 22, 2023 | 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Discover how to find the job of your dreams! If you’re looking for work or trying to figure out what career is right for you, we can help. Attend this free hands-on workshop to learn about the best tools and resources to put you on the road to employment. Everyone is welcome.

Click here to register.


Multicultural Women’s Support Group

 December 18, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Women Empowering Women: - Emotional Support; - Connection; - Friendship Building; - Experience Sharing; - Learning and Growth; -10 weeks online meeting.

Click here to learn more and register.  


Gateway to Tourism & Hospitality Jobs for Newcomers

December 20, 2023 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We will help with: - Connect you with our network of professionals to increase your knowledge about the Canadian work culture; - Help you with your job skills, goals, and resume; - Support you with preparing for interviews and understanding what employers want.

Click here to register.


Make an Eye-catching Resume

January 15, 2023 | 2:30 pm

Workshop series to learn computer skills & enhance your job hunting journey. Presented by WorkBC Vancouver Midtown and Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.

Stay tuned for more information.


Maximize Glass Door and Indeed for your Job Search

January 29, 2023 | 2:30 pm

Workshop series to learn computer skills & enhance your job hunting journey. Presented by WorkBC Vancouver Midtown and Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.

Stay tuned for more information.


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.

Multiple dates are available in December, 2023. Click here to learn more.

Sources Empowered for Employment: ADMIN & ACCOUNTING WORKS

Admin and Accounting Works is a FREE 11-week program for mature workers 55+ who aspire to return to the workforce with newfound knowledge, skills, and confidence to work in Office Administration. Training and certification include Word, Excel, and Introduction to Accounting Principles, Bookkeeping, and QuickBooks, provided by Vancouver Community College. Career Strategies; career planning, occupation & labour market exploration, and business communications.

The program starting date: is December 18, 2023. For more information, please contact at 604.262.4858 or eeinfo@sourcesbc.ca.

B-Hired Program

This cohort-based program consists of 5 weeks of online classes on techniques and strategies for finding a job and is followed by a further 5 weeks of supported job search/work experience placement. Work experience may be paid work, wage subsidy, or internship. This allows individuals to gain local experience and earn a good reference. This program is open to job seekers who are unemployed or under-employed. Participants can receive Short Term Certificates related to their job target based on labor market demand and will receive a Training Allowance of $600 upon completion of Phase 1 & 2 of the program. They will be eligible for a further $300 Completion Bonus upon passing the job placement probation period.

The next session of B-Hired begins January 15, 2024. Interested applicants should register for an information session at: B-Hired@issbc.org


Skills For Today's Workplace is a FREE 11-week program for individuals who have been impacted by Violence and/or Abuse to explore work interests, and gain marketable skills and increased confidence to successfully re-enter the workforce. The program is delivered virtually. Require a computer, camera, microphone, and internet. Start Your Success Story With Us!  Our Empowered for Employment programs support job seekers facing barriers to employment to obtain skills training and achieve employment.

The program's starting day is January 8, 2024. If you require additional information, you can connect directly with me at jkaur@sourcesbc.ca

Immigrant Women Trades Apprenticeship Program (IWTA)

The IWTA project focuses on recruiting, retaining and helping women apprentices in five identified Red Seal Trades in British Columbia: Carpenter, Plumber, Welder, Construction Electrician, and Construction Craft Worker. It is a 10-week program (6 weeks of skills training and 4 weeks of work experience) that supports immigrant women apprentices from intercultural equity-deserving groups who are underserved, and facing multiple barriers to employment in these Red Seal trades in British Columbia. 

For more information and to register here.

Retail & Warehouse Employment Program - STE

This program is designed to empower eligible participants, especially Recent Immigrants, Refugees, and Visible Minorities with limited Canadian education and language proficiency. Through a comprehensive approach, including multilingual in-person, online, and hybrid services, the program addresses barriers such as language skills, lack of local work experience, and limited employment skills. Focused on Mainland Southwest and Thompson-Okanagan, participants will graduate with a post-secondary credential, equipped with foundational knowledge and skills for the retail or warehousing industry.

For more information or to register, please click here.

StrongerBC future skills grant

Explore eligible short-term skills training to further your career and upgrade your skills.



Youth Outreach Worker and Term Youth Support Worker
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Cocktail Server, Porter, and Executive Assistant 
Parq Vancouver
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Digital Customer Service Representative, General Assistant and more
T & T
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Asset Recovery Technician, SAM Support and Accounts Payable Clerk
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Manager, Clinical Risk Management
Vancouver Coastal Health
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Program Assistant & Industry Liaison / Facilitator
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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