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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 Changing Gears

An employment program for women interested in pursuing a career as a truck driver.

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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 PowerUp

PowerUp is a free program to develop your skills to successfully start, run and grow your business idea.

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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 Aspire

An employment program that assists newcomer refugee women in labour market preparedness to jump-start a meaningful career in Canada.

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YWCA Afghan Women's Employment

Supports Afghan refugee women in exploring and securing careers or further education in Canada. 

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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 Health Connect 

Employment supports for newcomer self-identified women pursuing healthcare careers in Canada. 

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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 Gear Up 

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

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YWCA Off the Leash

Prepares job seekers aged 15-29 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 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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Believe

An employment support program for 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomers and refugees.

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Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

Employment support to help skilled immigrants achieve progress towards employment in regulated or non-regulated professions. 

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Essential Work Skills for Newcomers Program

Supports newcomers to gain knowledge and skills to succeed in the Canadian workforce.

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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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Need help to find the right program for you?

For information on eligibility criteria or guidance in choosing the right program for your career goals, contact our team at 604 335 0906

 

Monday to Friday | 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

WorkBC Centres

We operate various WorkBC Centres around Metro Vancouver. Each centre offers a range of FREE career services to help you reach your individual employment goals; whether that's to find work, upgrade your skills or switch careers entirely. Contact a WorkBC Centre today to book an appointment, or drop in and learn how we can help you.

WorkBC Centre North Vancouver
106 - 980 1st Street W, North Vancouver
604 988 3766 | workbcnorthshore@ywcavan.org 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

WorkBC Centre Midtown West
300 - 2150 West Broadway
604 688 4666 | centre-vancouvermidtown-west@workbc.ca  
Monday | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday | 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Friday | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 

 

Career Zone (Youth Employment Services Centre)
1256 Granville Street (2nd floor)
604 605 4666 | careerzone@ywcavan.org  
Monday to Wednesday | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm  (First Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Thursday | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

 

WorkBC Centre Vancouver South
7575 Cambie Street
604 263 5005 | workbcvansouth@ywcavan.org 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Services also available at:
South Van Neighbourhood House
#314 - 6470 Victoria Dr (Every Tuesday | 9am - 5pm)

South Vancouver Family Place Society
7710 Nanaimo St (Every Thursday | 9am - 5pm)

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)
8153 Main St (First and third Thursdays of the month | 8:30am - 4:30pm)

 

WorkBC Centre Coquitlam
Suite 221 – 3030 Lincoln Avenue, Coquitlam
778 730 0174 | workbccoquitlam@ywcavan.org  
Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday | 9 am - 6 pm

 

WorkBC Centre Port Coquitlam
Suite 206 2540 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
778 730 0171 | workbcportcoquitlam@ywcavan.org  
Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday | 9 am - 6 pm

 

WorkBC Centre Port Moody
Suite 301 – 130 Brew Street,  Port Moody
604 917 0286 | workbcportmoody@ywcavan.org  
Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday | 9 am - 6 pm

 

Learn more about our WorkBC Centres.

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Support 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.

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