WorkBC Employment Service Centres

WorkBC offers participants access to employment services including job search resources, skills assessment, training, work experience placement and online services. The services are provided at no cost to the participant and provides supports for job seekers looking for employment. Work BC also provides services to employers looking to hire. Our resource rooms provide:
– Computer workstations with internet access
– Telephones
– Photocopiers and scanners
– A job board with up-to-date local job postings
– Information on local employers and their hiring practices
– Resume and cover letter resources
– Staff support to help you access the resources available to you in the Self-Serve area
– Self-serve assessment tools to assist you with career and job planning
– Financial supports that you may be eligible for if you need help getting started in a new job or need help looking for work
– Service in a language other than English or in alternative formats, if appropriate and necessary



“I was unemployed when I came to WorkBC. I hadn’t been working for about a year. I worked in my old job for 9 years and I was left with an uncertainty of what to do next. I wanted to find something new but was not sure how to identify the transferable skills. I am now working in the film industry coordinating box offices and providing audience services. I have enjoyed the research and problem solving part of my job the most. I also conducted outreach marketing to schools and food blogs. This year our organization has increased attendance and revenue and it feels great to be part of that success. I am picking up tons of knowledge/skills that I didn’t have before and also using old skills in new ways. I’m just really loving it!” -Shelley, film buff




Participants must be legally allowed to work in British Columbia and be unemployed or underemployed

Entrance Requirements

Drop into a Centre, call us or reach out online


Vancouver Midtown WorkBC Centre:

#110 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver BC


WorkBC Centre – Surrey Guildford:

#202 – 10334 152A Street, Surrey BC V3R 7P8


Burnaby-Edmonds WorkBC Centre:

7297 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC


New Westminster WorkBC Centre

2nd Floor, 519 7th Street, New Westminster BC



Varies by site

FAQs – WorkBC Centre

You do not have a job or are not self-employed.
You are not attached to an employer (i.e., you are not on paid or unpaid leave).
You are working an average of less than 20 hours per week and looking for full-time employment.
You have received a lay-off notice.
You must leave your job for medical reasons.

Your total income is below the poverty line for your community.
You are working in an industry or job that is likely to be replaced by technology or automation in the near future.
Your job is below your qualifications or skills with no hope for promotion.
You may need to leave your job for a justifiable reason.

Yes, our services are free to clients.

Next Steps

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