Job searching in today’s economy is tough. Having the right skills, training and access to resources is crucial to finding successful employment and a strong community. Whether you’ve just finished school, want to own your own business, are looking for a career change or are just struggling to find a job, our employment programs help job-seekers and entrepreneurs gain skills, confidence, work experience and get the support they need to overcome barriers to employment.


Get a Job

We support job seekers of all ages, looking for various types of employment. From youth employment programs like Youth BEAT to programs for mature job seekers like Experience Works, we can help you find and secure a meaningful job. 

  1. Find an employment program that best suits your employment goals and needs.
  2. Contact the program or submit a participant inquiry form to learn more.

Find an Employee

We offer support to employers looking to hire. From support filling vacancies with motivated, qualified, ready-to-work individuals to providing the training needed by new employees, let our dedicated team of job developers help with your next recruitment process!

To learn more, contact the program you’re interested in directly, or submit an employer inquiry form.

Start a Business

Dream about starting your own business? Success is much greater if you have the right knowledge, tools and resources. The Self Employment program is designed to help Canadians start up small businesses through training, financial support and connecting you to the networks and agencies needed to succeed.

  1. Find your local WorkBC Employment Service Centre based on your home address. Please note, the YMCA Self Employment program only provides support to select locations. Visit our program page to learn more. 
  2. Make an appointment with a Case Manager at your local centre to determine eligibility.


Contact Us

Phone: 604-685-8066

Visit Us

955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC   V6Z 1Y2