WorkBC Centre - Surrey Newton

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm , Thursday
Statutory Holidays - Closed

We Can Help

People, including mature woman in the foreground, working on computers.

Interested in exploring your career options?

Wondering what steps to take in your job search?

Need assistance to explore training or self-employment?

COVID-19 RESOURCES:

Applying for COVID-19 related EI

Safety from on-line scams

Our Services

COVID-19 Update:

WorkBC Centres are gradually moving towards offering in-person services to:

  • Clients with no access to computers or phones 
  • Clients needing support through in-person appointments

Our services are cost-free and tailored to residents who are unemployed or working less that 20 hours a week and legally entitled to work in Canada and are not currently attending full time school.

TEMPORARY CHANGE IN SERVICE HOURS:

Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm

Closed - Sat, Sun and Statutory holidays

On receiving your application, staff will call you for an appointment.

In Our Centre

For Everyone

SELF-SERVE RESOURCE CENTRE:
Free access to computers, phones, fax machines and photocopiers, job board, community resource brochures and staff to help you with your job search.

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS:
Access a variety of career assessments and workshops to help you be successful in your job search.

SHORT-TERM CERTIFICATION TRAINING:
Need a certificate for a specific job? Find out how to access 35 hours of certificate training.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
You may be eligible for bus tickets and work gear for interviews and employment.

REFERRALS:
We can connect you with valuable community resources and programs.

JOB SUSTAINMENT:
Assistance to support you start and/or maintain your new job.

How-To Videos

Job Search Tips

Job Talk E1: job search advice for youth and answer questions
Job Talk E2: why you need certifications (Arabic)
12 Things that ruin first impression
How to pass a job interview - 10 Tips
Question: 'Tell me about yourself?'

 

 

WorkBC On-line application

Registration – How to, and why?
Applying - How to complete an Employment Service application?
Which Stream is Right for Me? – A brief overview of the 4 service streams
How to use WorkBC Online Messaging Service to communicate with staff and upload documents?

Other support

For People Receiving Income Assistance

SHORT DURATION SKILLS TRAINING:

Find out about how you can receive funded skills training for up to 120 days while on Income Assistance.

GROOMING SUPPORTS:

We have grooming kits and haircut vouchers to help you freshen up for work.

SINGLE PARENT EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE:

Single parents on income assistance are now eligible for:

  • Funded training up to 1 year
  • Paid work experience placements
  • Childcare support during training and work placement

Specialized services available for Aboriginals, Francophone, New Immigrants, Survivors of Violence, Youth and Mature workers.


 

Specialized Services

For Individuals with Mental & Physical Disabilities

  • Specialized Assessments
  • Disability Management
  • Job Coaching and Maintenance
  • Customized Employment
  • Volunteer Experience Placement
  • Skills Training
  • Assistive Technology for Employment

For People who have received Employment Insurance (El)

SELF-EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM:

Business mentorship is available to help you start your own business. Find out more by CLICKING here.

WAGE SUBSIDY:

We can offer an employer on average 50% of your wages for up to 6 months to train you on the job.

SKILLS TRAINING:

Up to $7500 tuition supports are available for in-demand jobs.