When you're looking for work, employment services are great places to check out. You can get free tools, training, and in-person support to find a job. WorkBC has a really helpful website and centres around the province.
Do I qualify for employment services?
Anyone can access WorkBC's online services.
To access in person services and support, you have to be:
- Considered unemployed, which means:
- You don't have a job or
- You work less than 20 hours a week.
- Legally allowed to work in BC.
- Over 16.
And you can't be:
- Receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits for a specific purpose, like maternity, paternity, or sickness.
- A full time student at any type of school.
How do I access the online employment services?
The WorkBC website offers free job search tools.
You can also learn about several topics by reading their guidebooks on:
- Your rights in a job interview.
- Wages and benefits.
- How to leave a job.
Skills training programs for young adults
These program provides skills training and employment supports that are based on the needs of the participant, to help overcome barriers to employment and give them the skills required to succeed in the workplace.
Am I eligible?
The program is primarily open to unemployed or precariously employed young adults aged 18−24 who are generally not employment ready and face one or more barriers to employment:
- Housing instability
- Prior criminal justice involvement
- Incomplete high school education
- Recovering from addiction
- Mental health challenges
Find programs in your community:
How do I find in-person employment services?
WorkBC has a several centres around the province. Search for the one nearest you using the WorkBC map.
What if I have a job? Are there services for me?
If you're employed, you can get help from a youth centre. Many centres offer help with:
- Cover letters.
- Job interview tips.
Check out BC211 for a youth centre in your area.