Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC)

The Employment Program of British Columbia, delivered through WorkBC Employment Services Centres helps people explore career options, and improve their skills.  This program is the first stop for any job seeker.  Our supportive staff are here to help you navigate all the resources available to you.

Open Door Group delivers WorkBC services in the following communities: Chase, Kamloops, Lillooet, Oliver & Osoyoos, Sechelt & Gibsons, and Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

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EPBC services are available to everyone. Anyone living in BC can make use of the services in our Resource Centre.

You can access additional services if you are legally eligible to work in BC and:

  • You are currently not working
  • You are working less than 20hrs/week
  • You are facing immediate risk of unemployment
  • You are leaving your current job due to a medical reason
  • You are at serious risk of losing your job because of a disability

For detailed breakdown of eligibility criteria, visit: https://www.workbc.ca/

Client Spotlight.

Lycia’s Story: Searching for Healthier Communities

After getting laid off in 2013, Lycia had been unsuccessfully job searching for a year. She had her mind set on working in gerontology, or aging care, and community development work. However, the field was highly competitive, and Lycia needed extra support and...

Nicole’s Story: Working Together for the Right Fit

Nicole transitioned into Open Door Group’s WorkBC program from the former Aspire program in the winter of 2014. A 30-year-old from Kamloops, she faced challenges very early in her life. Nicole was born late, with a bulging fontanel and a club foot, and battled a...

Jamie’s Story: Realizing Personal Potential

By the time he came to the Downtown Eastside Employment Services Centre, Jamie had been struggling to find a steady job for over 10 years. At the time, he was working in a casual part-time position and living in a shelter home. Simply making ends meet each month was a...

What We Offer.

At our office, you’ll find the full suite of services and resources available through the Employment Program of British Columbia. Here are just a few examples:

Resource Centre

Need a place to print your resume and cover letter?  Finding it hard to focus on your job search at home?  Make our Resource Centre your job hunting headquarters.

Come use our phones, computers, printer and photocopier for all your job search needs.  Our friendly staff are always ready to share job search tips and tricks, and our job board is updated daily with local postings!

1-on-1 Career Advising

Job hunting is hard work.  That’s why we’re here to help.  One on one.  Person to person. Whether you’re looking for your first job, changing tracks or starting over, we’re here to help you build a roadmap from here to the job you want.  Then, we’ll support you along the way with the tools you need.

Drop in for a quick chat with one of our employment advisors and find out what we can do for you.  No appointment needed, no strings attached.

Customized Employment

Living with a disability?  We can connect you to supportive employers who see your strengths.  We can also help you access the training and assistive technologies you need to work in your field of choice.

It all starts with a conversation.  Tell us what you’re looking for in a job and we’ll work with you to explore all your options.  Wherever you are in your career journey, we’re here to support you along the way.

Getting Started.

Find Us

Find us in your community.  Don’t worry if you live outside of the areas served by Open Door Group.  Employment Service Centres are available across the province.

Find the WorkBC Centre closest to you on workbc.ca.


Visit Us

Get a tour of our Resource Centre and complete a quick intake interview.

Our friendly Resource Centre Assistants will help to identify the services available to you and, if you are eligible, connect you with an Employment Advisor.



Meet with an Employment Advisor to identify your career goals and what it takes to get there.

Don’t have a dream job in mind?  Relax.  It’s our job to help you figure out what works best for you at this stage of your life.



Start moving towards the life you want with a job that brings you satisfaction.

Our staff will be here to support you every step of the way.


Ready to get started? Contact us today.

The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.