Rising Above as a Single Mother - Britanny

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Single MOM, Construction

Before I discovered WorkBC, I was facing the reality of being a single mother without a stable income. After being laid off from a physically demanding job in construction, I found myself relying on EI benefits to make ends meet.

When my benefits ran out, it was through social assistance that I was connected with WorkBC Centre Guildford, and it was truly a turning point in my life. They recognized that I needed a less physically demanding career path within my skill set.

My advisor became my hope, offering not just practical assistance but they also helped me identify some job opportunities. Together we explored retraining options, and offered single-parent support to me to navigate my specific challenges.

And then, after much hard work and the amazing support, I achieved a milestone: I secured a supervisor position in my industry, drawing on my 20 years of experience.

It was a moment of full happiness! My journey proves the transformative impact of WorkBC in empowering single parents like me to overcome adversity and achieve career goals that improve our quality of life as well as that of our loved ones.



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.