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Employment Services & WorkBC

WorkBC—Specialized Services

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House provides the Employment Program of British Columbia-Specialized Services in partnership with Pacific Community Resource Society, for the unemployed and underemployed British Columbians.

We are proud to provide:

  • Case Management Services to meet your employment goal needs
  • Job Development Services involve providing individualized services to job seekers and employers to ensure a successful placement
  • Information and assistance in accessing other community services such as food banks, housing, crisis services, counselling resources and health services
  • One to one or small group sessions such as building self-esteem the impacts of abuse/violence, career exploration, goal setting, identifying transferable skills, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills
  • Access to short-term skills training (computers, WHIMS, First Aid and more)
  • Support for transportation and nutrition; child-minding on site during workshops
  • Specialized services are available for survivors of violence and/or abuse

Basic Program Eligibility

  • All unemployed British Columbians who are legally eligible to work in Canada with valid SIN and PR Card
  • All underemployed (working under 20 hours per week)
  • Students graduating within 6 months
  • If you have received a layoff notice
  • Living in Midtown (some exceptions may apply)

Cost: Free Case Management/Job Development Services

Contact us

Margarita Chapman
Case Manager/Facilitator—WorkBC Employment Program
mchapman@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 231

Sammie Jo Rumbaua
Job Developer—WorkBC Employment Program
srumbaua@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 204
778.938.8208

Pre-Employment and Settlement Support Program

In partnership with WelcomeBC, we are pleased to offer the Pre-Employment and Settlement Support Program.

This program is committed to providing Settlement and Integration Services to support the social and economic integration of newcomers who are not eligible to receive immigrant support services under the federally funded program, and to focus in particular on the needs of Temporary Residents who are working in B.C. and have the intent to stay and Naturalized Citizens who are looking to be more fully engaged in the labour market.

Services

  • One on one information, orientation and referral services.
  • Impact Mentorship Program (Please see description under Settlement Services)
  • Weekly employment orientations onsite at MPNH.
  • Labour Market Attachment Workshop series including:
  • Intro to Volunteering & Placement Support
  • Community Connections to support your network
  • Resume and cover letter Skills
  • Getting the most from Informational Interviews
  • How to work a Job Fair
  • Career Prospects in the current Job Market
  • Monthly topical workshops on Labour Market & Employment covering:
  • Workplace rights and responsibilities
  • Work safety
  • Workplace culture and probation
  • Awareness of Social Benefits (EI, Income Tax and Child Tax, CPP)
  • Employment Standards & Employment Relations

Program Eligibility

  • Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Provincial Nominees who are not yet approved for permanent residency
  • Post-secondary International students who are eligible to work in Canada
  • Refugee Claimants
  • Naturalized Citizens

Contact us

José Luis Aranda
Job Search Trainer
employment@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 204

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

October 10 - December 31
Whole Foods Market Cambie, 510 West 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C5 Canada

From now until December 31, bring your reusable bags to Whole Foods Market on Cambie Street. Instead of collecting the bag rebate at the checkout, ask to make a donation to our House! All bag donations from October 1 to December 31 will support food security programs at our House. Visit the Store  

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9:00 am

Employment Programming for Newcomers

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 22, 2018

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

In partnership with WelcomeBC, MPNH is pleased to offer employment programming for newcomers. If you are not eligible for WorkBC services, and you meet the eligibility criteria, you may benefit from this program. The program offers settlement and integration services to support the social and economic integration of newcomers who are not eligible to receive […]

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10:30 am

Free WorkBC Orientation Session

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 21, 2018

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

WorkBC Employment Program—Specialized Services Your bridge to success Looking for work? Interested in volunteering? Wondering how WorkBC can help you? Talk to a certified employment counsellor. Book a free one-on-one meeting with our case manager by attending our orientation session on Tuesdays. Photo ID and social insurance number required. Call to register at 604.879.8208 ext […]

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Contact our House

Margarita Chapman
Case Manager/Facilitator—WorkBC Employment Program
mchapman@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 231

Sammie Jo Rumbaua
Job Developer—WorkBC Employment Program
srumbaua@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 204
778.938.8208

José Luis Aranda
Job Search Trainer
employment@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 204

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