Job Readiness

Job Readiness for the 21st Century

Program Description | Eligibility Criteria | Program Expectations | Additional Program Information & Dates

Program Description

The primary objective of the Job Readiness for the 21st Century Employment Program is to assist individuals who have a disability, are an immigrant, or are over the age of 50+ with finding employment.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the Job Readiness for the 21st Century Program, participants will be individuals who have a disability, or are an immigrant, or are a 50+ worker. They must also be:
  • A resident of BC (must be Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or protected person, but not a temporary foreign worker)
  • 18 years or older
  • Unemployed / not on EI (have not had an EI claim within the last 3 years, or a maternity / parental claim in the last 5 years)
  • Not a student

Program Expectations

What you’ll receive by completing the program:
  • Basic computer skills
  • Your skills matched to real jobs
  • Increased confidence
  • Focused resumes and job search skills
  • Wage subsidy
  • Individual job coaching
  • Follow-up support
  • Information on Canadian workplace culture
  • Certifications, such as First Aid & Food Safe

Additional Program Information & Dates

No cost, 7-week training – 3.5 hours/day, Monday-Thursday.

Please find the program schedule below (note that dates, times, and availabilities are subject to change):
  • October 2 – November 17, 2017, 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm
  • November 20, 2017 – January 12, 2018, 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm
  • January 8 – February 23, 2018, 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • February 5 – March 23, 2018, 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm
  • March 12 – April 27, 2018, 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • April 9 – May 25, 2018, 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm
  • May 14 – June 29, 2018, 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • June 11 – July 27, 2018, 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm
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