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Blue River - WorkBC Services - first Wednesday of each month

Next service day - Wednesday, December 1, 2021

For monthly orientations on our services the first Wednesday of each month.
Next Blue River visit: Wednesday December 1, 2021 10:00am – 12:00pm
Please call to set up an appointment 250-674-2928

Blue River day WorkBC.PNG• Wage Subsidy
• Workshops
• Career Planning
• Trades Training
• Self-Employment referral
• Apprenticeship Assistance
• Skills Enhancement Training
• Job Search Assistance
• Assistive Technology Service referral

WorkBC Centres are open to all BC residents to assist in reaching your employment goals. WorkBC Centres are here to help you find your next job, access job search resources, employment planning, skills assessments, training and more.


Self Serve Services

Self-serve services provide all BC job seekers with readily available job search tools, information, equipment, services and supports that can be accessed independently or with minimal support.

Resources to help you tackle your job search independently include a variety of job search tools and career exploration information such as:

  • Job Postings
  • Internet Access
  • Resume & Cover Letter Information
  • Computers and Printers
  • Photocopying & Faxing Service
  • Access to telephone for work search
  • Assisted Computer Lab
  • Apprenticeship Information

More Resources from our Lending Library:

  • College Calendars
  • Self Employment Information
  • Books on Career Planning
  • Books on resumes and samples
  • Business Magazines

Case Management

Case Managers provide one-on-one assistance, support and guidance as well as referrals to programs. We can assist you with up-to-date job search strategies, resume writing, education research and career planning. You will have an opportunity to learn more about yourself, what you have to offer an employer and what types of skills are in demand.


Specific Services

Our Case Managers help assess your employment requirements and work in collaboration with you to develop a “Return to Work Action Plan” that is unique to your goals and needs. From job search to career planning — we provide up-to-date information and referrals for:

  • Financial assistance for employment skills training and education
  • Assistance with self-employment
  • Wage subsidies
  • On-the-job support with our Job Developer/Coach
  • Supported employment for people with disabilities
  • Trades, apprentice and construction program referrals

Training

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Workshops

Workshops are a fun way to better prepare for employment readiness. Offered at various times, they are free and full of helpful information. Please see our tab on upcoming Events for detailed information on these workshops or speak with a staff member for more info and to register.

Topics offered:

  • Internet/Email/Computer Basics
  • Creating & Updating Your Resume
  • Work Search Strategies
  • Social Media and Work Search
  • Networking and Dress for Success
  • Labour Market Information
  • Job Interview Readiness
  • Transferable Skills
  • Budgeting

Specialized Services

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If you are having trouble finding work because you live in a remote area, have a disability, language or cultural barrier, or for any other reason, Clearwater & Barriere Employment Services Centres-WorkBC will provide alternate service arrangements that can help you.