Services for Job Seekers
As a Job Seeker, services are based on your individual needs. If you feel independent in your job search, but could benefit from accessing a full-staffed and equipped resource centre or some Job Search workshops, check out our Self-Serve services.
Self-Serve Services include:
- A staffed Self-Serve Resource Area
- Self-Serve Job Search and Employment-Focused Workshops
- Job Search and Job Start Financial Supports when determined by the EPBC Service Provider as essential and when a Client has no other means available to access needed supports
If you feel you require more intensive services and support than Self-Serve Services to gain employment, Case Management services are available at the WorkBC Employment Services Centre for eligible job seekers.
Case Management is a collaborative process between a Case Manager and a Job Seeker to support labour market participation.
The Case Management process involves:
- Assessing your Employment Readiness and employment-related needs
- Assisting you to identify a realistic and achievable Employment Objective(s)
- Developing a mutually agreed to Action Plan to support you to achieve Employment Objectives
- Providing employment counselling, services, and, Financial Supports (where identified as needed through a Financial Needs Assessment) to assist you to achieve Labour Market Attachment
- Supporting and monitoring your progress through regular follow up to Action Plan completion and until you have successfully achieved and maintained a Labour Market or Community Attachment outcome.
To see the full menu of available services, check out WorkBC’s Supports and Services link.
All unemployed British Columbians who live in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside catchment area and are eligible to work in B.C. can access services.
Not sure if your address falls within the Vancouver DTES catchment area? Visit WorkBC’s interactive Employment Program Map to find out which ESC serves your community.
Unsure if you qualify? For more information about EPBC eligibility requirements, visit the Client Eligibility page on the WorkBC website.
Our staff are here to ensure that everyone – including immigrants, youth, Aboriginal people, Francophones, and persons with disabilities– has access to quality supports and services so they can get back to work quickly. Should you have any questions about our programs or services, we encourage you to contact us via telephone, email or by coming to the WorkBC Employment Services Centre.