WorkBC has been immensely supportive and encouraging. - Ian

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People with Disability

I had been unemployed for six months before coming to WorkBC Centre Guildford. Most of my experience was in construction, but due to personal reasons, it wasn’t feasible for me to continue working in that industry.

My main challenge was that I didn’t have any other training or certifications to rely on to get a high paying job. So, I was feeling stuck that I had no other choice but to return to construction, because it was what I was qualified to do. I also had financial limitations. I couldn’t cover the cost of training or the cost of work clothing/supplies. I had some health issues and needed help finding employment where those issues wouldn’t be a limiting factor.

I was introduced to WorkBC via Phoenix Society while I was attending a treatment program. I was interested in getting some additional training and got to know that they could support me.

WorkBC provided career planning and helped me choose an occupation that would match my needs. On my behalf, they covered the entire cost of Health Care Assistant program.

I am delighted to share that I am currently employed as a Health Care Assistant!

WorkBC has been immensely supportive and encouraging. They met with all of my needs seamlessly. I am so thankful for all the help I received from the team at WorkBC Centre Guildford.


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.