Having a hard time finding qualified and dedicated employees?
WorkBC works closely with key local employers to understand and respond to labour market needs, to increase employment outcomes for our clients, and to support the HR needs of businesses.
Our clients are highly motivated job seekers who have taken the initiative to become better employees by going through career planning, skill building programs and relevant training.
Our job placement services are free of charge and you are under no commitment obligations.
Here are some ways we can work with you to recruit, hire and retain qualified employees:
Free Job Postings
Connect with skilled job seekers by posting your job with us. We will post it in the Employment Services Centre and on our website and social media outlets where it will be viewed by hundreds of job seekers.
Job Placement Services
Our job placement services help you find the right employee. If you are looking for full time, part time or temporary employees, we can help you connect with qualified job seekers. To support a successful orientation we provide on-the-job training and coaching for eligible employees.
Development & Training
We can assist your new team member with transportation, child care, Food Safe, WHMIS, and other training or equipment, based on eligibility criteria and approved on a case-by-case basis.
Customized Employment pairs a unique solution with a niche need in your business. It is designed to be win-win for you and the job seeker. If you embrace workplace diversity, have unmet labour needs and are open to a creative approach to hiring, please contact us!
We provide financial assistance towards the wages of an employee to offset the costs of training. This helps your business offset the costs of training and integration of your new employee and enables the employee to gain skills and experience in a new field. The wage subsidy is a temporary measure and it is expected that employees maintain employment following the subsidy period.
Eligible employers include:
- Non-profit organizations
- Crown corporations
- Municipalities or provincial/territorial governments
- First Nations councils
- Public health and educational institutions
Contact us to find out if your candidate is eligible for wage subsidy or if you would like to connect with job seekers who are eligible for wage subsidy.
Unpaid Work Experience / Job Shadowing
We work closely with local employers to coordinate unpaid work experience placements and job shadowing experiences for our clients. For job seekers the benefits include: gaining work experience, getting some on-the-job training, and or becoming familiar with Canadian workplace culture.
As a participating employer you have the opportunity to:
- Access short-term volunteer labour
- Meet potential employees
- Promote your organization as a great place to work
- Give back to your community
Job Creation Partnerships
You can access funding through WorkBC to assist with local projects that provide useful work experience and skill enhancement opportunities to eligible job seekers. Projects should benefit the job seeker, community and the local economy. To learn more about applying for funding, please review the Applicant Guide on the WorkBC website (www.workbc.ca).