HELPING YOU FIND – AND KEEP – A JOB
For residents of Vancouver South, the WorkBC Employment Services Centres serving Vancouver South can help (please click the map to enlarge)
Vancouver South ESC Satellite Office
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
8153 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5X 3L2
Phone: 604-324-7733 Fax: 604-324-7744
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Our offices are closed on weekends and statutory holidays
For residents in other parts of Metro Vancouver and the Province of B.C., go to WorkBCCentres.ca (tel: 604.660.2421) for the Employment Services Centre near you.
We are here to help! We assist all individuals who are legally entitled to work in Canada find and maintain meaningful employment. Everything we do focuses on helping you in your job search, in finding volunteer work and resources in your community.
SELF-SERVE / RESOURCE CENTRE
- Resource library
- Telephone, photocopier and fax services
- Computers, Internet and MS Office software
- Job postings and community resources
- Newspapers and business magazines
- Workshops on job search related topics
WORKSHOPS TO HELP YOU FIND AND KEEP THE RIGHT JOB!
We offer a variety of workshops on the things you need to know and do to find and keep your job, including:
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing
- Internet Job Search
- Interview Skills
- Accessing the Hidden Job Market/Networking to Your Job.
CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Our experienced Case Managers provide one-on-one employment counselling to eligible participants on their job search, career planning, and they help individuals to access community resources.
TRAINING AND FUNDING ASSISTANCE
Case Managers will assess your eligibility for Short-Term Industry and Occupational Certificate Training (WHMIS, Emergency First Aid, Food Safe, World Host, Basic Computers, Forklift, etc.).
People may also be eligible for (1) longer-term, career-related training; and/or (2) wage subsidy assistance (as an incentive for employers to hire and train on the job); or (3) self employment support. Government funding for these services may be available to participants who are:
- Are currently on EI; or
- Have received EI in the past 3 years; or
- Have had maternity/parental claim in the past 5 years.
SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS
Offers employers free access to various resources and programs, including job board postings, labour market information, and financial support to an employer as incentive to hire and provide work experience and skills enhancement to eligible individuals who need work experience.
Skye Lin, Career Advisor
We are one of two WorkBC Employment Services Centres (ESC) serving Vancouver South. We work together with the other ESC, operated by YWCA Metro Vancouver at Ground Floor, 7575 Cambie Street, Vancouver.