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WorkBC Kelowna Employment Services

Maximus Canada Employment Services Inc. was awarded the Kelowna Catchment Area, one of the 73 catchment areas in British Columbia by the Employment and Labour Market Services Division, Ministry of Social Development (the Ministry), to implement the Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC). EPBC operates under WorkBC province wide to ensure standardized services are available throughout the province.

The new Program facilitates quick and easy access to employment supports and services for unemployed British Columbians, resulting in improved employment and community attachment outcomes for Program participants. The EPBC replaces numerous legacy employment-related programs administered by the Ministry.

What We Offer
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Frequently Asked Questions

Corporate Information

At MAXIMUS, we play a critical role in helping governments achieve their goals by providing essential services to the most vulnerable citizens in the communities we serve. Partnering with our government clients around the globe, our staff of more than 7,000 employees in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States, is dedicated to delivering practical and innovative solutions for health and human services program management. Our long term commitment to this area allows us to better understand how the delivery of programs has to be adapted to the specific needs of a community and a province. We work in close collaboration with our government clients to understand their goals and challenges and deliver solutions with the desired impacts to public programs and citizens.

Our Team Vision

We are the pre-eminent resource to Central Okanagan residents, empowering you to engage in the labour market and community.

Our Mission

With staff and partners, we work diligently to connect participants with programs, services and resources to assist in the achievement of sustainable employment and meaningful community engagement.

Our Values

‘The way we behave on our Journey’

  • Integrated –  Shared values and goals, ‘we are all in it together’
  • Inclusive –  Accepting and engaging others
  • Learning –  Growth and knowledge, sharing
  • Creative –  Unrestricted possibilities
  • Integrity –  Honest and accountable
  • Respect –  Honour diversity
  • Empowering –  Giving voice to ideas and perspective
  • Curiosity –  Inquisitive and seeking to understand, look for the ‘aha’!

Our Partners


Bowman Employment Services Inc.

Bowman Employment Services Inc. has been providing Employment Services in British Columbia since 1989. Over the past 23 years Bowman Employment Services has designed and delivered a wide variety of employment related services and programs. We have and will continue to offer these services with care, diligence, skill and efficiency.
Built upon a “Quality of Service Commitment”, our large team of professionals provides respectful and progressive assistance to all individuals entitled to work in Canada. We work with all clients to reach a successful outcome in labour market and community attachment while delivering clear information about your entitlement, rights and obligations within available programs. Supplying professional assessment, guidance and referral towards appropriate benefits and support services, Bowman Employment Services Inc. strives to provide the best support available to people in transition.


Community Futures Central Okanagan

Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Okanagan (CFDCCO) is a community-based, non profit corporation that contributes to the social and economic well being of the Central Okanagan by providing small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs access to services tailored to their individual needs. From financing to self employment training programs and support, CFDCCO is a one stop service centre for new and existing businesses.


PIERS – Partners in Resources

An Okanagan based organization Partners In Resources Inc. (Piers) provides employment, life skills and advocacy services to community members in the Central and South Okanagan. Incorporated in 2006, Piers staff assists multi-barriered individuals to achieve an enhanced quality of life through personal and professional development. We are focused on guiding people to recognize their skills, overcome barriers, build confidence and discover opportunities. Piers’ management and staff’s combined government and community service experience in the Okanagan totals over 80 years. As dedicated professionals, we endeavour to provide the highest standard of services through client-centered assistance, qualified and caring staff and strong community partnerships. Piers currently provides employment and life skills services in Kelowna and Penticton on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development through the delivery of two programs: Third Party Administration of Benefits Program and the Specialized Community Assistance Program.

Piers has an excellent working rapport with a number of service providers, community service agencies and the business community. We enjoy associations with many Okanagan groups including schools and colleges, non-profit organizations, and peer agencies. We have solid relationships within communities from Osoyoos through to Winfield. Piers participates in numerous coordinated community services meetings including Partners for a Healthy Downtown, Partners in Community Collaboration, Homelessness Networking, as well as Contractor and Labour Market Information meetings. We consider partnerships, information sharing and community support to be of great value to our program, our staff and most importantly – our participants.
Piers is pleased to embark on a new partnership with MAXIMUS Canada to deliver employment services within the MAXIMUS Canada WorkBC Employment Service Centre.

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