You may be eligible for Case Managed Services such as:
Drop by our Resource Centre anytime to access our computers, photocopier/printer, telephone and fax
along with over-the-shoulder assistance in applying for jobs.
Other supports may also be available.
Beginning April 1, 2019, WorkBC will offer better services for people who need support to re-enter the workforce, access training opportunities and find good jobs. The services people count on will continue to be available, with enhanced supports that include:
Hiring and training a new employee involves risk and cost. Wage Subsidy is a work experience that can help reduce the cost associated with hiring by providing reimbursement of a portion of a new employee's wages. This assists employers hire a job seeker who fits their business culture, but doesn't possess all of the skills needed to perform the job. For instance, a candidate may have relevant skills, but may lack experience in one or more areas of your business. A signed agreement must be completed PRIOR to the employee starting work.
The subsidy is typically 50% of the new employee's wage for a duration of up to 24 weeks or more.
Helps participants to go BEYOND their current skill set and apply for jobs they may not be fully qualified for Assistance with job placements and hidden job market Support once a placement has been secured creates an opportunity for long-term, sustainable employment
You may be eligible to access wage subsidy if you:
Some job seekers are eligible to participate in unpaid work experience. This provides a way for the individual to gain needed skills. Or, it can assist the job seeker to assess their aptitude and interest in a particular field. Unpaid Work Experience is short-term, lasting 1 day to 12 weeks in duration, depending on the job seeker's needs and eligibility. Please contact us for more information.
WorkBC offers funding for a variety of short courses such as FoodSafe, First Aid, Flagging and Insurance. depending on your goals and needs. Eligibility requirements vary; please connect with us in person for more information about how WorkBC can assist you to gain the skills and knowledge you need.
You may also be able to access funding to take a recognized post-secondary program if you are having challenges finding sustainable work with your current skills, are on EI, or have worked 5 of the last 10 years or you have any disability or permanent injury.
If you do not meet the above criteria there may be other training options we can connect you to. Please contact us for more information.
Career planning assistance to identify suitable careers (and eligible training programs and schools) Financial supports may be available for tuition, living supports books, transportation, or other costs if you do not have other resources required to take the training. We can help with job search after graduation.