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Vancouver: Jobs In Demand

Looking for your first job?  Jump start your career in 7-weeks or less with Jobs in Demand.  Our Vancouver program includes Working with Kids, Security, Trades Assistant and Social Services.  Get the certifications and training you need to start working in these high demand industries right here in the city.  Our team will also connect you with employers and provide you with one-on-one job search support to set you up for success!

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territories of the skwxwú7mesh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ peoples. We extend thanks, honour, and respect to our hosts.

Eligibility.

Want to know if the In Demand Program is for you?  Go through the checklist to find out.

  • You are 15 to 29 years old
  • You are legally able to work in Canada
  • You are unemployed or working < 20 hours per week
  • You are not a full-time student
  • You identify as having a physical, cognitive, mental health, sensory or developmental that affects your ability to find and maintain work
  • You are 19 to 29 years old
  • You are legally able to work in Canada
  • You are unemployed or working < 20 hours per week
  • You are not a full-time student
  • You identify as having a physical, cognitive, mental health, sensory or developmental that affects your ability to find and maintain work
  • You are 15 to 29 years old
  • You are legally able to work in Canada
  • You are unemployed or working < 20 hours per week
  • You are not a full-time student
  • You identify as having a physical, cognitive, mental health, sensory or developmental that affects your ability to find and maintain work
  • You are 15 to 29 years old
  • You are legally able to work in Canada
  • You are unemployed or working < 20 hours per week
  • You are not a full-time student
  • You identify as having a physical, cognitive, mental health, sensory or developmental that affects your ability to find and maintain work

Client Spotlight.

Ashti’s Story

Having two bachelor degrees does not guarantee you a job in todays labour market, not to mention a meaningful one. Young Ashti figured this out first hand after completing a Political Science degree...

Success Video: Van’s Story

Van came to the Vancouver DTES WorkBC Centre because he was having a hard time finding employers who could understand and accommodate his need for time off and additional support as he was...

Cesar’s Story

Before 2012, Cesar had been working in Spanish-speaking TV production for over 20 years. Unfortunately, a stroke changed all of that. The stroke not only made the left side of his body weak and...

Working with Kids.

Our Working With Kids program provides you with a practical, hands-on learning environment to get you ready for work. Learn to work with kids, get relevant certifications, connect with potential employers, and gain mentorship from our knowledgeable facilitators and advisors—all while connecting with like-minded individuals in your cohort.

Program Duration

6-weeks

Program Hours

Monday through Thursday
9:30am-3:30pm

Next Cohort Start Date

November 5, 2018

Security.

Security is one of the fastest growing industries in BC. As a security professional, you’ll be able to work in the public sector, private sector, or as an independent contractor in a variety of roles. Security also provides a good entry point into other protection and law enforcement professions such as police officer, corrections officer, and more. Our Security program provides you with a practical, hands-on learning environment to get you ready for work. Learn about security work, get relevant certifications, connect with potential employers, and gain mentorship from our knowledgeable facilitators and advisors—all while connecting with like-minded individuals in your cohort.

Program Duration

7-weeks

Program Hours

Monday through Thursday
9:30am-3:30pm

Next Cohort Start Date

Winter 2019

Trades Assistant.

Demand for workers in the skilled trades is at an all time high.  If you enjoy working with your hands and doing different things throughout the day, then this may be the industry for you. Our Trades Assistant program provides you with a practical, hands-on learning environment to get you ready for work. Learn the ropes of construction, get relevant certifications, connect with potential employers, and gain mentorship from our knowledgeable facilitators and advisors—all while connecting with like-minded individuals in your cohort.

Program Duration

7-weeks

Program Hours

Monday through Thursday
9:00am-3:00pm

Next Cohort Start Date

Winter 2019

Social Services.

Passionate about helping people? Interested in working in non-profits? A career in social services may be right for you! Our Social Services program will provide you with a practical, hands-on learning environment to get you ready for work as a Community Worker, Activity Worker, Food Support Worker or Job Coach. Develop skills, get relevant certifications, connect with potential employers, and gain mentorship from our knowledgeable facilitators and advisors—all while connecting with like-minded individuals in your cohort.

Program Duration

7-weeks

Program Hours

Monday through Thursday
9:30am-3:30pm

Next Cohort Start Date

Spring 2019