WorkBC Employment Services Centre

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WorkBC

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Our Employment Services Centres are here to support you in getting a job as quickly as possible — and keeping it. Here's how to find us and discover more about our services.

The first step in accessing these services is to contact a WorkBC Employment Services Centre near you, which you can locate on the website.

Financial supports are available to eligible clients of the program under specific conditions. The supports are intended to assist clients in financial need with the costs of basic expenses required for Job Search, Job Start, program participation and, in some cases, employment retention for employed clients with disabilities who are at significant risk of job loss due to their disability.

The following types of costs may be eligible for financial support in the EPBC:

  • Living supports to assist with basic living expenses (Employment Insurance clients only)
  • Transportation supports
  • Dependent care supports
  • Essential work clothing
  • Essential work supplies, tools and equipment
  • Tuition
  • Other incidental training-related costs and fees
  • Personal grooming and hygiene (BC Employment Assistance clients and General Clients with Disabilities only)
  • Food (when required for participation in full-day workshops or other full-day services)
  • Licences
  • Employment-related disability supports

Other essential Financial Supports may be provided under some circumstances:

  • for costs that are not listed as an eligible expense in an existing cost category, and
  • which have been assessed by an EPBC Service Provider as essential for Job Start, OR
  • when a client requires an employment-related disability support.

You can get more information on Employment and Labour Market Services through your local EAS, or through Enquiry BC.

Enquiry BC is a provincial call centre that provides services to all British Columbia residents, on behalf of provincial government ministries, Crown corporations and public agencies.

Hours of Operation for Enquiry BC are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday.

Enquiry BC
EnquiryBC [at] gov [dot] bc [dot] ca

Victoria: 250 387-6121
Vancouver: 604 660-2421
Elsewhere in B.C.: 1 800 663-7867

**Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD)
Vancouver: 604 775-0303
Elsewhere in B.C.: 1 800 661-8773