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.  

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YWCA Breaking Ground

An employment program for women interested in pursuing a career as a Heavy Equipment Operator.

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YWCA Discover

An employment program for women interested in pursuing a career as an Early Childhood Educator. 

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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 Survive to Thrive 

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

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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 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 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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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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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 Mindset

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

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Prism Employment Support Service

An employment support program for 2SLGBTQIA+ adults living in BC. 

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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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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

WorkBC Centre Midtown West
300 - 2150 West Broadway
604 688 4666 | centre-vancouvermidtown-west@workbc.ca

Career Zone (Youth Employment Services Centre)
1256 Granville Street (2nd floor)
604 605 4666 | careerzone@ywcavan.org

WorkBC Centre Vancouver South
7575 Cambie Street
604 263 5005 | workbcvansouth@ywcavan.org

 

WorkBC Centre Coquitlam
Suite 221 – 3030 Lincoln Avenue, Coquitlam
778 730 0174 | workbccoquitlam@ywcavan.org

WorkBC Centre Port Coquitlam
Suite 206 2540 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
778 730 0171 | workbcportcoquitlam@ywcavan.org

WorkBC Centre Port Moody
Suite 301 – 130 Brew Street,  Port Moody
604 917 0286 | workbcportmoody@ywcavan.org

 

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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.