WorkBC Centre - Surrey Guildford

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?

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

 
CONCERNS & COMPLAINTS
 

In Our Centre

Your safety is our priority.

Each WorkBC location has a stringent safety plan that provides operational protocols and procedures to stop the transmission of COVID-19 and keep clients, staff, and volunteers safe.

We continue to offer all services virtually to minimize person-to-person contact during the pandemic. However, in-person services are available for Clients with no access to computers or phones and Clients needing support through in-person appointments. 

To apply for WorkBC Services, click WorkBC Applicationon the menu tab above. On receiving your application, our staff will call you for an appointment.

For inquiries, please contact us at the following centres:

  • Whalley - 604-584-0003
  • Guildford - 604-580-9740
  • Newton - 778-728-0175 

How-To Videos

Job Search Tips

 

WorkBC Online Application

Services For Everyone

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.

WAGE SUBSIDY:
NEW -
It provides financial reimbursement to employers who hire and train eligible job seekers. New workers gain skills, experience and employment while employer gains a trained employee along with financial support to meet training needs.

Services For Individuals On IA

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.

 

Services For Individuals On EI and PWD

    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.

    SKILLS TRAINING:
    Up to $7500 tuition funding is available for on-demand training. As per need, living support, childcare and transportation may also be covered.

    Other COMMUNITY & EMPLOYER PARTNERSHIP opportunities for training and placement also available.

    For Individuals with Mental & Physical Disabilities

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

     Read about WorkBC Site Accessibility