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 offer FREE case management, employment counselling, workshops, job development and follow up services to help you find and keep suitable employment or community attachment.
The individualized services can help you improve your resume, cover letter, enhance your interviewing and networking skills and ongoing communication between employer and you to ensure a successful placement.
Depending of the situation, we can also help you apply or connect to other government programs and community resources eg: impact mentorship program, single parent employment initiative, self-employment.
Follow us on Facebook ‘MPNH Employment Services’ or connect with WorkBC website for more employment information, job board and resources.
Who can join the program?
- All unemployed British Columbians who are legally eligible to work in Canada with a valid SIN and PR card
- All underemployed people (working under 20 hours a week)
- Students graduating within 6 months
- If you have received a lay-off notice
- Living in midtown (some exception may apply)
- Motivated individuals who want to make positive changes in their lives
What the program provides
- Case Management services to meet your employment goals
- 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 and basic computer skills
- Job Development services to provide individualized job marketing to employers
- Information and assistance in accessing other community services such as foodbanks, housing, crisis services, counselling and childcare resources and health services
- Access to short-term skills training (computers, WHIMS, First Aid and more)
- Support to transportation and nutrition; childminding onsite during workshops
- Specialized services are available for survivors of violence and/or abuse
Pre-Employment and Settlement Workshop
The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.