Find help looking for work or deciding what to do next.
A great place to start is connecting with your local WorkBC office. They have suspended in-person help but are still providing help by phone, email or through online platforms. You can find their phone numbers on our WorkBC page or on their own website.
You can also browse our main page for employment programs. Many of the programs there will have had their services interrupted or altered. As we learn their status, we are adding them here.
Access to Employment Program - WorkBC/Phoenix
13686-94A Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3V 1N1
Tel: 604-583-7155 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program serves all unemployed and underemployed individuals who have multiple barriers to employment and aims to help those in recovery find work. Also a WorkBC office that offers two Government Funded employment programs: ASTEP which is geared for career exploration and Step UP! which is for obtaining short term certifications with the aim to achieve employment quickly. All ASTEP services can now be accessed virtually. Phoenix treatment, Housing and corrections program has been deemed an essential service by the province and will continue to operate with necessary adjustments.
Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
#210 7525 King George Blvd Surrey BC
#301-10334 152A Street Surrey BC
Program designed to help new immigrants find jobs related to their professional fields. Now operating virtually. Can help get Canadian work experience, mentorship, credentials and workplace culture. Must be a permanent resident for less than 5 years, have at least intermediate English and be unemployed or working in a field unrelated to your profession.
CAVE Youth Employment Program
Douglas College - Burnaby Training Centre #202 - 4250 Kingsway Ave Burnaby BC
Now offered 100% online. Join the CAVE Youth Employment Program and get real tools to find and keep a steady job. For youth (18-24) to identify job goals, create a professional resume, build interview skills and connect with employers. Short-term training certificates available. Program is free, and participants can earn bonuses of up to $650. 5 week program and 12 weeks of job search support. See website for more details.
Digital Connect Program
12725 80th Avenue, Surrey, BC
12-week program that supports the visible minority newcomer women with IT experience, to help build the foundations for employment success. This program is currently offered through Zoom, the next cohort will begin on Wednesday April 22nd from 10am- 12pm. It will be offered twice a week, every Wednesday and Thursday 10-12pm for 12 weeks. The program is offered to Women that are not Canadian citizens and are aged 19+. The best number to call during the pandemic is 604-404-1215 or email email@example.com
Digital Skills Upgrading for Job Seekers Aged 55+
#245-10330 152nd St. Surrey BC
Tel: 778-394-8822 firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers individuals over 55 digital skills, career planning, job search skills, soft skills and job maintenance skills. Short term certificate training as needed. Training allowance for attendance is provided. The office is currently closed but staff are still offering assistance and updates on the program. For more information on the program during COVID-19 pandemic: email@example.com 778-394-8822, extension 2002
EMBERS Staffing Solutions—Surrey Office
13686 94A Ave. Surrey, BC
Still operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offer individuals temporary short- and long-term job placements in construction, warehousing, administration, and special events. EMBERS provides a supportive environment and opportunities for advancement. Also provides workers with the necessary equipment (such as steel-toed work boots) and training.
Empowered for Employment
Unit 109 – 5577 153A St. Surrey, B.C
Tel: 604-262-4858 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office is currently closed until further notice.SOURCES will continue to provide direct or modified services to clients. SOURCES Empowered for Employment is now offering 3 new employment programs and is accepting clients for:
Skills for Today's Workplace
A free program for Survivors of Violence and/or Abuse to gain skills training and find employment. Next Intake Date: 20 April, 2020
Admin & Accounting Works
A free program for Older Workers (ages 55+) to gain skills training and find employment. Next Intake Date: 11 May, 2020
A free program for Youth (ages 15-30) to obtain skills training and find employment. Next Intake Date: May 2020
All of the above programs provide FREE Skills Training, Job Search Strategies and Job Placement services. Participants may be eligible for financial supports. For more information or to register, please contact our Empowered for Employment team
Fast Track to Manufacturing (F2M Project)
200A–7134 King George Blvd
Tel: 778-591-9334 email@example.com
A program for young newcomers (18-24 years old) who are looking for a career in the rapidly growing manufacturing field. During COVID-19, we are providing services by phone, email and online. The best way to reach us is at 604-351-9665 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Foreign Credential Recognition Program
Unit 205, 12725- 80th Ave Surrey BC
Tel: 604-596-7722 Ext: 157
Helps internationally trained professionals to get back into their professional field or alternative related career field. Also offers a loan amount up to $15,000 depending on the process, to cover the cost of credentialing along with a flexible repayment schedule. COVID-19 Update: Program is now offered 100% online. Information sessions conducted online via Zoom Video Conferencing.
13455 76th Ave Surrey BC V3W 1A3
Training program for youth ages 15 – 30. Helps you prepare for the Canadian job market, gain recognized certificates, learn life skills and 16 weeks of paid employability skills and work experience. Offers two streams, stream A includes group-based employability skills and work experience. Stream B includes Individual skills enhancement, post-secondary training courses and work experience. In light of the current pandemic situation the office is currently closed but staff will be supporting clients remotely as much as possible. For Future Leaders Stream A, we are planning to recruit a cohort and deliver the entire curriculum online. The next cohort details will be shared once finalized. For Future Leaders Stream B, usually happening at a designated college, the courses are also being delivered online. This stream has an ongoing intake and eligible clients’ program start date depends on the college schedules. Contact information during the pandemic: Tel: 604-597-0205 or email@example.com. Offering 10 weeks of paid training (4 hrs a day) starting May 11th.
H.E.A.L. for Work (Women) (Men)
Tel: 604-597-0205 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program empowers survivors of violence to get back into the labour market. Focuses on the landscaping, nursery and manufacturing industries, and includes paid work experience and training. Two streams, one for women and another for men. You may be eligible if you have survived violence or trauma, are unemployed or underemployed and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Immigrant Entrepreneur Program
13455 76 Ave, Surrey BC
Tel: 604-547-1662 email@example.com
Provides important information, resources and advice for aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs. One-on-one consultations, referrals and workshops. Offered in English and other languages including Mandarin, Arabic, Korean & Karen. COVID-19 update: Assistance is still offered to clients. Best method of contact during the pandemic: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcomer Employment Support Program
#305 10362 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC V3T 2W5
Help for newcomers looking for work who live in Surrey and Delta. Have individual coaching, resume help, job fairs and mentorship. COVID-19th Update: Options continues to provide Employment services to newcomers. Please contact Options if you have any questions regarding: Employment Insurance, Canada Emergency Response Benefits CERB, Job Search during COVID-19, Labor Market Information, Online Free Learning, updating your Resume, and to learn more about industries currently hiring. Best method of contact: 604-612-8149
S.A.H.A.R.A. Program for Men
Tel: 604-597-0205 email@example.com
Program empowers racialized men with multiple barriers such as substance abuse to get back into the labour market. Includes training, supplies, and paid work experience.
SEED Youth Employment Program
13769 - 104th Ave Surrey BC
Tel: 778-389-2769 firstname.lastname@example.org
Now offered 100% online. Program to help unemployed youth find and keep a full-time job. Can help build work experience. Learn pre-employment skills, get short-term occupational certificate training and receive job search strategies and support. Includes 5 weeks of classroom training and 12 weeks of paid work experience with an employer.
Delta BC (Call for current location)
Tel: 604-591-9262, ext. 117 email@example.com
Assists youth (ages 15-30) who have had difficulties making a successful transition to the labour market. During the 17-week program, participants receive an hourly wage for 5 weeks of classroom training and 8 weeks of paid work experience. Classroom training has moved online.
Spark & Ignite Self-employment Programs
#301-10334 152A Street Surrey BC
Tel: 604-683-1684 firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who want to know if they've got what it takes to become self-employed; and those who not only have a clear business idea but also need help improving an existing business. COVID- 19 update: Spark and Ignite will cease services in-person or through our locations until further notice and will continue to provide support online and over the phone. Please feel free to contact email@example.com for more information about the program.
SIYS Corps - Surrey Intercultural Youth Service Corps Project
Tel: 604-596-7722 firstname.lastname@example.org
6 weeks of skills training and 11 weeks of volunteer work experience for youth aged 15 to 30. SIYSCorps program brings together a diverse group of motivated youth to become active community ambassadors. We provide valuable leadership training, community engagement skills and volunteer placements, so that youth can build community connections. Training will also include job search skills, resume building, financial literacy and essential life skills that will help youth gain valuable experience in community engagement and enhancing employment opportunities.
This Way Ahead
Tel: 236-888-4756 GAPtraining@pcrs.ca
Gives youth ages 16 - 24, an opportunity to gain skills and confidence in the customer service field. Series of supported workshops and a paid internship with the GAP, Old Navy, or Banana Republic. COVID-19 Update: This Way Ahead is still in service. In response to COVID-19, staff are following recommendations by offering the weekly workshops online via Zoom in lieu of meeting in class. It is planned to host the summer internship until further notice. In the event that businesses remain close until June, the internship will be postponed until it is safe for the stores to re-open. Call 236-888-4756 for more updates or email: GAPtraining@pcrs.ca
Trade Builders Program
Unit 205, 12725- 80th Ave Surrey BC
Tel: 604-596-7722 ext: 150
Program for people aged 18-24 who are interested in the building trades. 30 week program that explores different technical occupations. Will help you develop essential skills and safety training. Child care, transportation, work clothing supports. Program poster.
400-3999 Henning Dr, Burnaby, BC V5C 6P9
This program is a unique, comprehensive, and participant centered program designed to help people with disabilities achieve their employment goals.
Youth in Tech Program
#301-10334 152A Street Surrey BC
Tel: 604-683-1684 email@example.com
For newcomers 17-29 years old. Digital skills and job readiness training help immigrant or refugee youth launch their career in web development, web design/ digital marketing, information and communications technology. Optional paid work experience and training allowance round out the support offered to participants. All services will be done through online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that all sessions for the Youth in Tech program will be done online using either Zoom, GoToMeeting etc. Please note that the age bracket has now been expanded from 18-24 to 17-29. Best contacts during the pandemic: firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to email@example.com or 604-809-7103.