Programs

General Requirements for All Programs

Clients must EITHER currently


Have a claim for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits

Have EI reach back benefits that ended within the previous 60 months


or 


Who have EARNED more than $2000 in insurable earnings and paid employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years

(Note: the 5 years do not have to be consecutive years) 


and


Must be PR, Citizen, Protected Refugee (with court’s decision)


Clients can find this information on their past T4 slips Box 24


Contact Service Canada  1-800-206-7218 from 8:30am-4:30pm

CHOOSE FROM OUR MANY PROGRAMS

Western Business Network, Meshroad Marketing, Vancouver

Health Care Assistant


Cambria College - Vancouver

A fully funded program through a community partnership with:


  • The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction


  • YWCA Metro Vancouver


  • PICS (Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society)


  • Cambria College


All are Welcome to Apply, but priority focus groups are newcomers to Canada and youth. Support for language assistance will be provided.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or Reachback, have had a EI Benefit within the previous 60 months or have earned more than $2000 in insurable earnings and have paid Employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years (Note: the 5 years do not have to be consecutive years)


  • Must be PR, Citizen, Protected Refugee (with court’s decision).


  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status 19 years of age


  • Criminal record check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act)


  • Referred by a WorkBC centre with an Action Plan


  • IELTS (Academic or General) or


  • TOEFL or


  • CAEL or


  • CELPIP (Academic or General) or


  • CLB PT


  • CELBAN


BENEFITS


  • Graduates of the HCA Diploma program are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aid and Community Health Worker Registry


  • Completion of Workplace Violence Prevention Modules


  • Guaranteed job interview with potential employers


  • Morning and afternoon classes


CERTIFICATES


  • FOODSAFE Level 1 Certificate


  • Standard First Aid with CPR C Certificates


  • Student Practice Education Core Orientation Certificate


  • Provincial Violence Prevention for Health Care Workers Certificate

COHORT START & END DATES


Cohort 2: November 23, 2020 – July 2, 2021


Health Care Assistant

Western Community College - Surrey/ Abbotsford

Western Community College with Community Partner PICS are pleased to offer Health Care Assistant Program. The HCA track Program is 100% funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction for all eligible candidates. Participants will qualify for work experience in Complex Care, Acute Care, Home Support, Assisted Living, Group Homes and Adult Care 


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or Reachback, have had a EI Benefit within the previous 60 month or have earned more than $2000 in insurable earnings and have paid Employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years (Note: the 5 years do not have to be consecutive years).


  • Must be PR, Citizen, Protected Refugee (with court's decision)


  • Meets BC Care Aide Registry Entrance Requirements


  • IELTS (Academic or General) or


  • TOEFL or


  • CAEL or


  • CELPIP (Academic or General) or


  • CLB PT


  • CELBAN


BENEFITS


  • Graduates of the HCA Western Community College Program are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry 


  • Weekly Living Supports (EI and Up to $300 a week) & Mileage Paid


CERTIFICATES


  • Privacy and Information Sharing


  • Violence Prevention


  • WHMIS


  • Food Safe


  • Medication Management


  • Palliative and Dementia Care

COHORT START & END DATES


Cohort 2) November 30, 2020 – April 5, 2021


Cohort 3) March 1, 2021 – July 5, 2021

Accounting and Payroll Administrator

Program Description

This ONLINE program is designed to introduce the participants to bookkeeping, payroll, and accounting and help them acquire basic bookkeeping skills and be able to understand financial statements. Students will become familiar with bookkeeping and accounting techniques, various taxation forms, keeping track of expenses, and analyzing various financial statements.


Eligibility Criteria

•Have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)

•Unemployed or precariously employed, or seeking training to find a new job

•Be a resident in BC and be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected person with authorization to work

•Be able to study online/ Blended learning for theory parts Only. To complete the theory portion of the program, participants must have the following:

•Laptop or Computer

•Internet Connection (Ethernet/WIFI)

•Microphone, headset & webcam


Career Opportunity

• Accounting Bookkeeper

• Bookkeeper

•Book keeper Clerk

• Budget Officer

• Finance Officer

• Financial Officer

• Senior Bookkeeper

Western Business Network, Meshroad Marketing, Vancouver

COVID WELLNESS AMBASSADOR (I-AIDE) CERTIFICATE TRAINING


About the Training

COVID Wellness Ambassador Certificate for Persons with Disabilities is fully funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.


This is a 20- weeks training program for Persons with Special Abilities to help reduce barriers in their employment. The program aims to help persons with disabilities (PWD) to get into sustainable employment in the tertiary sector. For this, experienced job developers and facilitators at PICS Society will provide Essential life and employability skills to the enrolled candidates. This will be followed by directing the participants to STOC training to get certifications like Food Safe etc.; followed by an education program by Western Community College to get Customized Occupational Skills Training. This training will help them get COVID Wellness Ambassador Certificate. The obtained certification will support the clients to explore job opportunities in the tertiary sector, with a focus on customer service, administration, and building service worker occupation sectors.


A practicum period of 4 weeks is also incorporated in the training program to enhance participants’ knowledge and get real-world experience.

Greenhouse Technician

This program is a 24-week Project-Based Horticulture Education and Training Program. Participants will receive occupational, employability skills training, and work experience related to greenhouse work.


Upon completion of the training program and work experience, participants will be certified py PICS and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and will be supported towards full-time employment that evidences their competency in all core competencies.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or Reachback, have had a EI Benefit within the previous 60 months or have earned more than $2000 in insurable earnings and have paid Employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years (Note: the 5 years do not have to consecutive years)


  • Must be PR, Citizen or Protected Refugee (with court's years)


  • LINC Level 5 and Up


  • Essential Skills Numeracy Level 4


  • Referred by a WorkBC Centre with an Action Plan (AP)



BENEFITS


  • Canadian Workplace Essential Skills Training for Greenhouse Industry


  • EI and up to $300 per week living allowance


  • Full work gear is included


  • Agriculture Equipment and Forklift Training


  • Irrigation Systems & Production Training


  • Plant Health Analysis and Maintenance


  • Agribusiness Principles


  • Environment and Control Training


  • Work Experience (4 weeks)



CERTIFICATES


  • Occupational First Aid Level 1


  • Workplace Safety


  • WHMIS


  • Forklift


  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


  • Pesticide Application


  • KPU-PICS Completion Certificate

Public Works


Public Work Technician Training Projects is a 17-week Project Based Labour Market Training Program (PBLMT). Participants will receive training and work experience in occupational skills related to public works, working safely, use of tool and equipment, environmental best practices as well as maintaining skills related to public works.


Participants will learn how to repair roads and sidewalks, water systems, sanitary and storm sewer systems, building maintenance, parks and recreation facilities and fire protection systems. Essential skills specifically related to public works will be embedded throughout the training along with life skills. Upon completion of the training and work experience, participants will be registered as Provisional Public Works Technicians, by ASTTBC and will be supported towards full certification towards after one year of supervised public works employment that evidences their competency in all core public works competencies as well as in at least one specialty field.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or Reachback, have had an EI Benefit within the previous 60 months or have earned more than $2000 in insurable earnings and have paid Employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years (Note: the 5 years do not have to consecutive years)


  • Must be PR, Citizen or Protected Refugee (with court's years)


  • LINC Level 5 and Up


BENEFITS


  • EI Up to $300 Weekly Living Allowance


  • Transportation Support


  • Access to Tool and Work Gear


CERTIFICATES


  • ASTTBC Certification: Registered Provisional Technician


  • Occupational First Aid Level 1


  • Transportation Endorsement Training


  • Road Builders Safety Training Systems


  • Workplace Safety


  • WHMIS


  • Confined Spaces


  • Fall Protection - Ladder Safety


  • Excavation, Trenching and Shoring Safety


  • Traffic Control Person (TCP/ Flagger)

Health Care Assistant


About the Training

The Health Care Assistant program preparing graduates for positions working in the health care setting for-profit and non-profit organizations providing a high level of frontline care to clients in need of assistance.



Office Administration Certificate Program

ABOUT THE TRAINING

The Office Administration Certificate program prepares graduates for positions working in professional offices. Students will have understandings of office technology, customer service administrative practice, accounting, communications, and ethics. They will be able to be employed by commercial and industrial establishments, government departments, or consulting businesses.


Admission Requirement

• BC secondary school graduation or equivalent or mature students status 19 years of age

•Be able to study online/ Blended learning for theory parts Only. To complete the theory portion of the program, participants must have the following:

• Laptop or Computer

• Internet Connection (Ethernet/Wifi)

• Microphone, headset & webcam


Eligibility Criteria

•Participant must reside in BC and be Canadian Citizens, permanent resident,s or protected person

•Participants must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

•Unemployed, employed (part-time, seasonal, or casual), or precariously employed and Seeking training to find a new job

•Participants currently receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, and those on Income Assistance (IA), are eligible to participate in a CWRG-funded training project


Career Opportunities

•Administrative Assistant

•Administrative services coordinator

•Executive Secretary

•Office Administrator

•Office services coordinator

Restaurant Management Training

About the training

A free training program organized by Pacific Link College, funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement. It provides an opportunity to work in the hospitality industry and upgrade your skills. In this program, you can excel in the marketing of restaurants, staffing, restaurant and banquet hall management, menu planning, and inventory management.


Eligibility Criteria:

• Unemployed or part-time employed

• High school graduate or 19+

• Be a resident in BC and be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected person with authorization to work

• Currently living in British Columbia

• Be able to fulfill the English language proficiency requirement.


Credentials:

•6 restaurants certificates from PLC

•Food Safe Certificate

•Serve It Right Certification

•WorldHost Certificate

•Pandemic Awareness Certificate

•PPE Certificate

•OFA Level 1Certificate

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