WorkBC Richmond

WorkBC Centre services are funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. WorkBC Richmond offers a range of services to help eligible clients find employment. Services include access to job search resources, employment planning, skills assessment, training, work experience placement and more. Services are tailored to meet individual needs and employment goals.


To be eligible for Employment Services you must be unemployed or precariously employed and legally allowed to work in British Columbia.

You are considered unemployed if you:

  • are not working
  • are working an average of fewer than twenty (20) hours per week; AND
    • are actively seeking full-time employment
    • are unable to work full-time because of a disability, but want to work more hours
  • have received a notice that you will be laid off soon
  • must leave your current job because of a medical reason
  • are at significant risk of losing your employment because of a disability
  • Full time students are not considered unemployed

You may be considered precariously employed if you are:

  • working in unstable or unsustainable employment (employment unlikely to continue long term), including self-employment; or
  • working, but your total employment/self-employment income is below the poverty threshold for your community; or
  • working in an industry or occupation that is likely to be replaced by technology or automation in the near future; or
  • working in an occupation or profession that is clearly lower than your qualifications or skills and that provides no imminent prospects for advancement; or
  • working, but could have just cause for leaving your employment.

WorkBC Richmond will help you identify your eligibility for services. Call or visit us for more information

General Services

Services are fully accessible and offered through a variety of delivery methods including:

Staffed Resource Area

  • The centres offer a fully staffed self-serve resource centre for independent job search activities, providing computers and internet access, printers, telephones, fax machines, photocopier and scanning services.
  • You can access a wide variety of job search resources and information on community services.

Job Search Assistance and Workshops

  • Career exploration opportunities can help you succeed in finding a suitable career
  • Job search workshops can help you build important skills and knowledge.

Case Management

  • Case management services can provide you with an opportunity to work collaboratively with an Employment Counsellor.  The Employment Counsellor will help you assess and identify your employment readiness and your specific employment related needs to support your efforts in achieving labour market attachment.  Your Employment Counsellor will also assess your eligibility for services, provide one to one employment counseling, job search support and a referral to the Job Developer for placement services.

Skills Training

  • An Employment Counsellor can help you explore the wide range of B.C. post-secondary education options for pursuing your career goals through skills enhancement such as academic upgrading and training. We can help you address your unique needs training needs through considering upgrading through a university, college or institute program.

Connection to Employers

  • A Job Developer can help to connect you to valuable community and employer contacts for work opportunities and wage subsidy contracts.
  • We also arrange customized job placement and work experience placement services for clients with significant barriers to employment

Self-Employment Services

  • Referral to services that provide support with a business plan development and launch

Financial Supports

  • Short term certifications like First Aid, Food Safe, Super Host etc.
  • Long term Occupational Skills Development training
  • Project Based Labour Market Training
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Wage subsidy contracts leading to permanent placement
  • Job start supports like bus tickets, clothing, work gear etc.
  • Support for single parents on income assistance like schooling, wage subsidy, daycare, transportation etc.

All services are subject to eligibility criteria set by the provincial government. The Richmond WorkBC Centre will help you identify what specialized services you are eligible to receive and meet your needs. Call or visit us for more information.

Specialized services

The goal of WorkBC Employment Services is to support each client on the path to employment by acknowledging strengths, defining challenges, and identifying strategies that will achieve client goals. The following specialized services are available:

  • Specialized services for immigrants, indigenous peoples; persons with multiple barriers; persons with disabilities; survivors of violence and/or abuse; youth; and youth at risk
  • Customized job placement services for persons with disabilities
  • One-going job support and maintenance

The Richmond WorkBC Centre will help you identify what specialized services you are eligible to receive and meet your needs. Call or visit us for more information.

Connect with Richmond WorkBC

There are two ways to get started:

  1. Visit one of our Richmond WorkBC Employment Services Centre site directly, or
  2. Request for services by accessing our Online Registration Application here:

Richmond Locations:

Centre 1: Storeys

8111 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC
V6Y 1P5
Tel: 778-732-1529
Fax: 604-231-0345
Email: [email protected]

Centre 2: Ironwood

#1030 – 10820 No. 5 Rd. Richmond, BC
V6W 0B5
Tel: 778-732-4718
Fax: 778-732-4719
Email: [email protected]