At WorkBC our goal is to work with employers and job seekers to achieve positive results. We have many services available for anyone looking for work. New immigrants, individuals with disabilities, youth, older workers, and individuals with barriers are just some examples of the diverse range of individuals we work with. Individuals looking for retraining or are interested in self-employment are encourage to stop by one of our offices today to see if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Employment Program of BC
Through the Employment Program of BC (EPBC), a wide range of services and supports are available to help BC job seekers find and maintain employment and improve employment readiness.
EPBC services are delivered through WorkBC Centres (ESC) and fall into two categories: general services and supplemental services. Clients may also be eligible for financial supports. Some program services have specific eligibility requirements.
These are services delivered at the storefront WorkBC ESC (self-serve services, apprentice services, case management, and case managed services).
These services may be delivered at the storefront ESC, through other qualified service providers at other locations or training institutes, depending on the type of service being delivered (Training services, Self-Employment services, and specialized assessment services).
These supports assist eligible clients in financial need with the costs of basic expenses required for Program participation, job search or starting jobs. In some cases, employed individuals at significant risk of losing employment due to a disability, may be eligible for financial supports to enable employment retention.
Resource room services provide all BC job seekers with readily available job search tools, information, equipment, services and supports that can be accessed independently or with minimal support.
There are three distinct components of services available through the program. Every WorkBC ESC location in British Columbia will provide the following services:
- A staffed resource area
- Job search and job search workshops for unemployed clients
- Job search and job start financial supports for eligible clients