Employment Resources

Single parents are often challenged in finding employment opportunities that provide a fair salary and flexible schedules.  We've gathered a list of local and online resources that may be of help.  Should you be interested in learning more about their programs and services, please feel free to contact them directly.
  • Employment Assistance Services Directory offers an interactive map that you can use to gain more information about employment programs and services in your area, meet with a Case Manager to help create your Return to Work Action Plan, or find out how you can receive assistance for your unique unemployment situation.
  • Embers Staffing Solutions provides temporary employment to transitioning persons while providing a socially responsible option for employers in the service, manufacturing, administrative and trades fields.  Complete an online application and/or call to make an appointment.  Typically, you are offered a position within a week after applying providing you are ready to work.  They are seeking persons who are committed and eager to secure employment.
  • Workopolis is a Canadian website offering online career solutions: allowing employers to post jobs and candidates to post resumes in order to connect online. Workopolis also offers career management tools and advice and draws an audience of roughly three million visitors a month.  Try thier career alerts and have employment postings sent to you!
  • CharityVillage.com is Canada's supersite for the nonprofit sector. Every day, you'll find more than 3,500 pages of news, jobs, resources, how-to articles, volunteer and event listings, educational opportunities, and much more. If philanthropy and volunteerism are part of your world, this is your place.
  • Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS) delivers a unique and diverse assortment of education, training, counselling, support and financial services designed to help members of the urban Aboriginal community overcome barriers that may stand in the way of success and self-sufficiency.  They develop partnerships with organizations and companies that match their needs to the needs of Aboriginal clients creating a win, win situation for both partners.
  • Avia Employment Services focuses on integrating all employment services through a single door making it easier to help people find work and provide stability for their families. We are a network of Service Providers who are committed towards providing innovative employment solutions in the following communities:  Coquitlam, Langley, Port Coquitlam, Richmond and Surrey (Newton).
  • WorkBC Employment Services Centres will ensure that everyone – including immigrants, youth, Aboriginal people, Francophones, persons with disabilities and people living in rural and remote areas – has access to the same supports and services no matter where they live in the province, so they can get back to work quickly.  To view our interactive map, click here.
  • The Minerva Foundation for BC Women offers programs and funding which fall within one the following areas:  Education, Leadership Development and Economic Security.  Programs offered by the Minerva Foundation address the challenges faced by BC women in the areas of leadership development and economic security.
  • Open Door Group (formerly Theo BC) is a business-oriented, non-profit organization operating on the fundamental belief that all British Columbians have the ability to succeed.  We provide employment and leisure programs and focus on building strong partnerships within BC communities. These partnerships include working with program participants, community service providers, employers and business associations, and government.
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. resource centres offer an integrated approach in service delivery combining employment counselling with other on-site interventions.  With a resourceful employment centre, job seekers are provided with up-to-date resources and access to comprehensive facilities. This employment service approach enables clients to access a myriad of services at one convenient location in a friendly and culturally sensitive environment.  With extensive experience in providing services and assistance to unemployed individuals, we offer Individual Employment Counselling/Need Determination, Job Search Programs and Youth Employment Programs.
  • YWCA Metro Vancouver runs three WorkBC Employment Services Centres to help jobseekers in Vancouver and the North Shore to find the perfect job. The YWCA also offers employment services in key locations across Metro Vancouver through its partnership with other WorkBC service providers.
  • YWCA Mentorship Program for Women will help you find a mentor and move your career in the right direction. This free mentoring program for women in Vancouver helps find female mentors for mentees, unemployed women aged 19 and over who are entering or re-entering professional or skilled careers. Mentees come from a variety of backgrounds. They are women who are starting their careers, returning to the workforce or newly entering the Canadian job market.