YWCA Help for Job Seekers
Programs & Services

Services for Job Seekers and Employers

Our employment services help you gain the skills, confidence and experience to find a job or move to further training.

We work with all job seekers, from those looking to upgrade their skills to be competitive in the job market, to those looking for a new career.  

FIND THE RIGHT PROGRAM FOR YOU

YWCA FOCUS@Work  

Helps women assess their skills and strengths, set career goals and develop job search skills to get meaningful employment. 

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YWCA Level Up

A trades career exploration program that addresses women's unique challenges entering and working in the trades environment.

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YWCA Survive to Thrive 

A specialized employment and skills training program for those who have experienced violence and/or abuse. 

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YWCA Restart

A specialized employment program for women involved with the justice system, offered in partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society. 

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YWCA Aspire 

Provides newcomer and refugee women with job search skills and work experience. 

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YWCA Axis

A one-to-one employment program for immigrant women who have experienced domestic violence. 

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YWCA Tech Connect 

Supports internationally-trained newcomer women with experience in IT to secure careers in BC's booming tech industry. 

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YWCA Accelerate 

Supports youth ages 15 - 30 to find meaningful work in administration and customer service. 

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YWCA Gear Up 

A bike mechanic training program for youth 15 - 30 years old. 

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YWCA Launch2Success

For young entrepreneurs aged 15 to 29 looking to launch their own start-ups. 

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YWCA Off the Leash

Prepares job seekers aged 15-30 for entry-level careers in the pet and animal care industry. 

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YWCA Strive 

A holistic program to support youth ages 17 - 24 who are transitioning or have transitioned out of foster care. 

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Job Futures 55+ 

Prepares job seekers who are 55+ years to achieve sustainable employment through skills training and employment supports. 

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YWCA Employment Navigator 

One-to-one, personalized support to help single mothers access information, resources and programs in employment and education.

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YWCA TechLink 

A program for EI-eligible internationally-trained professionals or Canadians with limited work experience. 

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YWCA Tech Connect 

Supports internationally-trained newcomer women with experience in IT to secure careers in BC's booming tech industry. 

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YWCA Axis

A one-to-one employment program for immigrant women who have experienced domestic violence. 

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YWCA Survive to Thrive 

A specialized employment and skills training program for those who have experienced violence and/or abuse. 

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WorkBC LEADS 

An employment service for survivors of trauma, delivered by WorkBC Centres across Metro Vancouver. 

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YWCA Mindset

A specialized employment program for job seekers who are seeking support with stress management, anxiety and/or depression.  

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WorkBC Centres

WorkBC services help participants gain skills, confidence and experience to find a job or move on to further training.

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In Motion & Momentum+

A new program that helps participants tap into their full potential and create the life they want to live, through goal setting and action planning.

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YWCA Help for Employers

Are you hiring?

Our WorkBC Centres can support your business succeed by providing suitable candidates, increasing your workplace diversity and reducing the costs of hiring and onboarding new employees.

TechLink support

Need IT support?

YWCA TechLink offers free, friendly tech support over the phone and virtually for anyone in Metro Vancouver.