Never Give Up!

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My name is Janice Eubel Polendey. I am originally from the Philippines and I immigrated to Canada in the year 2009.

I have a bachelor's degree in nursing from back home. In Canada, I worked as a Care Aide, sandwich artist and Heart Valve technician. After my last placement, I went on Maternity leave and decided to take care of my two children.  Now my oldest has started school and I feel that I am ready to seek new opportunities.  

Some of the coworkers from my previous job had received support from WorkBC; they were very pleased with their experience. They strongly recommended that I try WorkBC Employment Services as well.

Soon I registered with Surrey-Newton WorkBC. They helped me come up with a plan focusing on my strengths.

I started my school for Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma, which was year-long training. This training helped me in regaining my confidence and improved my awareness of the industry. I did very well in my training; during the practicum, the same employer offered me a permanent position. I am now successfully working in my field.

Before starting my training, I was financially dependent on my husband and it was hard for me to go to school. I discussed my situation with WorkBC they not only paid for the training but also help me with my financial needs and provided me with the opportunities to find a better job. They were patient with me and guided me to achieve my goal.

I am incredibly grateful for being part of Surrey-Newton WorkBC and receiving support throughout my school year.  



WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal — to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.'s labour market.