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Employment Program of BC (WorkBC program) for unemployed British Columbians

Through WorkBC, Beacon provides a wide range of services and supports to help adults of all ages improve employment readiness and find and keep employment. Funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Supports may include financial help with the basic expenses related to participating in certain training programs or searching for/starting a job. Financial support may also be available to help you keep your job if you’re disabled and at significant risk of losing employment because of your disability.

Other WorkBC supports may include:

  • Short-term training such as FoodSafe, WHMIS, First Aid, etc. – See this month’s Workshop Calendar
  • Job start supports
  • Transportation supports
  • Self-employment training
  • Wage subsidy
  • Long-term training for high demand jobs
  • Self-serve Resource Centre with job boards, computers, printers, scanner, photocopier, and other resource materials
  • One-on-one coaching and employment planning