WorkBC Employment Services

WorkBC offices will work with you to learn more about you such as your strengths, needs, and interests to assist you in finding a good job that pays a living wage.

The WorkBC Self-Service Centre is available to anyone in the community who is actively seeking work. It contains:

  • 10 computer workstations for self-directed, employment related work,
  • a printer, photocopier, fax machine,
  • free long distance for employment related calls
  • an array of adaptive technologies which are available for users who may require specialized assistance
  • a library with more than 600 resources focused on employment and personal growth

The Self Employment Service is a 48-week skills-development program designed to assist eligible participants in developing and implementing a business plan.

Through workshops, business advice and coaching, participants learn to build a sustainable business and are expected to achieve self-sufficiency.

The WorkBC Wage Subsidy program covers a portion of employee wages in exchange for on-the-job training and work experience. Both sides benefit from a wage subsidy – job seekers can gain new skills, experience, and employment, while employers get financial support for on-the-job training.