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.
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.