We provide employment services to job seekers and employers in various communities to help participants prepare for employment, secure and maintain jobs, and gain meaningful work experience. Employment is a key component to quality of life. We believe that every person has the capacity and potential to be successful given the right support.

EmploymentEmployment Opportunities + 2 cities

Available in Surrey Vancouver

This youth employment service supports Vancouver and Surrey’s youth aged 16-30 to achieve employment. In partnership with Starbucks and BladeRunners, the program provides life skills guidance, employment skills coaching, training certifications, and work experience in preparation for employment and increased health and well-being.

The next Baristas Training Program will run from September 21 – October 28. It will be provided online over Zoom and will not have a work experience component. Participants will attend 6 weeks of life skills and employability workshops as well as receive 3 certificates. The cycle after this one will start in January 2022.

Eligibility requirements:

  • 16 – 30 years old
  • Legally able to work in Canada
  • Must live in the lower mainland of Vancouver
  • Unemployed or precariously employed
  • Have not completed a post-secondary degree
  • Have not participated in another program funded by Access BladeRunners
  • Able to attend each class via Zoom with video and audio and/or in-person
  • There is a training allowance available

For more information call 604-999-2301 and to apply please send a resume and cover letter to baristas@pcrs.ca.



EmploymentEmployment OpportunitiesResource Centres + 4 cities

Available in Burnaby New Westminster Surrey Vancouver

This employment service supports youth and adults age 16 and over to find or prepare for jobs, training, and connections to employers. The centres provide resource rooms, employment readiness workshops, specialized services for person with disabilities, services in multiple languages, professionally arranged job placements, and referrals to various supports including wage subsidy and subsidized training. Please contact us at any one of our centres:

Vancouver Midtown WorkBC Centre
#110 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver BC

North Surrey Guildford WorkBC Centre
#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

Employment + Lower Mainland

Job Options is an employment program, offered by Pacific Community Resources Society at no cost, for unemployed residents of British Columbia, ages 18 – 71, who are not in receipt of EI or CERB and are committed to gaining sustainable employment on a full or part-time basis.  Participants must not be attending school.

The program is divided into two components.

The first component, (8 weeks), delivers life, employability, and job maintenance skills through staff lead group workshops, 1-1 sessions, and individual assignments, in order to assist participants in overcoming barriers to suitable and lasting employment.

Participants will also be supported in finding and gaining sustainable employment during this period.

Job or industry-specific short-term certifications may also be gained, as required, to assist participants who are successfully moving through the workshop component, to increase their chances of successful job search.

The second component consists of 12 weeks of support and assistance as required, once a participant begins working.  We are here to assist with any concerns or issues that could affect the participant’s continued job success.  Support could be anything from 1-1 workshops on required soft skills, to assisting effective communication between participant and employer.

Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Serving the Residents of British Columbia. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please email at joboptions@pcrs.ca.


EmploymentEmployment Opportunities + 7 cities

Available in Burnaby Coquitlam Langley New Westminster Richmond Surrey Vancouver

This employment service supports youth 16-24 to gain customer service skills through a series of workshops and a paid internship with Old Navy in Langley, Surrey, New Westminister, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Vancouver, and Richmond. Please contact us at 236-888-4756 or by email GAPtraining@pcrs.ca or visit us at North Surrey Guildford WorkBC Centre at #202 – 10334 152A Street, Surrey BC.