Getting people back to work

COVID-19 changed work in B.C. Our plan gives people the support they need to get back to work. We’re creating jobs, training people to work in high-demand fields — like health care — and opening more child care spaces faster.

Creating more jobs and opportunities

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500 new jobs in wildfire protection

Creating over 500 new jobs across rural B.C. in wildfire protection to make sure we are better prepared for future wildfire seasons.

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Fast-track skills training programs

Helping people quickly get trained to work in high-demand jobs and start work immediately—like frontline health positions. We're also investing an extra $15 million in skills training for Indigenous communities.

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Over 1,000 new jobs protecting natural spaces

Hiring 1,000 people to protect the environment and help prepare for the effects of climate change. That means new jobs for people in hard-hit hospitality, recreation, and tourism sectors — a part of CleanBC.

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More jobs in clean-tech

Spurring the creation of good-paying, clean-tech jobs through a new Centre for Innovation and Clean Growth — a part of CleanBC.

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New opportunities for forestry workers

Investing in new opportunities for young forestry workers, while helping older workers bridge to a comfortable and dignified retirement.

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More investments in child care

Getting parents and families back to work by creating 1,200 more child care spaces. We’re also providing extra support to child care providers for health and safety costs and creating more training opportunities for people to retrain or upskill to become early childhood educators.

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600 new jobs as contact tracers

Hiring 600 people to help follow up with everyone who tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19, to stop further spread. This means new jobs for people and safer communities for everyone.

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7000 new jobs as health care workers

Hiring 7000 people who have been hard hit by the pandemic – like hospitality workers – and giving them free training. This means new careers for people and better care for people in our long-term care and assisted living facilities.

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Jobs in building a stronger B.C.

Investing in new roads, hospitals, bridges, schools, and child care centres will support tens of thousands of jobs and training opportunities.

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Hiring more people with disabilities

Providing new grants to support non-profits who hire British Columbians living with disabilities and facing barriers to employment.

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Health Care Assistant

Apply for free on-the-job training through the Health Career Access Program.

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Construction Manager

Explore a career in B.C.’s booming construction industry. Ask your employer for help to upgrade your technical skills.

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Early Childhood Educator

Explore a career helping young children learn and thrive. Apply for an ECE student bursary to help pay for your certificate.

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Machinist

Become an apprentice and earn-as-you-learn with financial support from WorkBC’s Apprentice Service Program.

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Information Systems Analyst

Explore a career in B.C.’s growing technology sector.

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Bookkeeper

Explore a career helping B.C. businesses and organizations adapt and move forward.

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Looking for a new career in a high-opportunity field? Get all the details you need to get job-ready, quickly — like qualifications, job duties, wages, and demand in your region.

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If you’re starting a job hunt, looking to upgrade your skills, or planning for a new a career – WorkBC can help you find your place in our recovering job market.

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