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Skills Link


Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Days: Monday - Friday

Skills Link is a client-centered program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment. The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies.

The Basics:

  • The program offers a range of activities that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the youth.

  • The objective of the program is to help youth facing barriers to employment obtain the knowledge and develop the broad range of skills and work experience they need to participate in the labour market.

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Information about programs and services available to youth.


~  Delta  ~

Delta Employment Resource Centre

4899 Delta Street, 



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South Delta Employment Resource Centres provide assistance to individuals who are unemployed or underemployed.

~  Langley  ~

Mission Community Skills Centre

#103-20316 56th Avenue, 



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Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Days: Monday - Friday

This program services the Langleys and the surrounding communities (e.g. Surrey, White Rock, Maple Ridge), providing youth with skills, training and work connections for Customer Service / Retail positions.

 The employment services and support program includes 6 weeks of employment-based instruction, Mon-Fri 9:30am-3:00pm, which is informative, interactive, supportive and fun.

Also includes career planning and the latest job search skills, computer hardware/software training, job coaching, mentoring and employment counselling. Two weeks of certification training are provided including WHIMIS, Occupational First Aid Level 1, WorldHost Fundamentals, WorldHost for Customers with Disabilities and International Loss Prevention Training. Two weeks of sales associate retail training is also provided.

 Eligibility: Youth aged 15-29, unemployed (not in receipt of or eligible for Employment Insurance) or under-employed (<20 hrs/wk), not a full-time student, legally available to work in Canada and a desire to be employed.

 Program begins October 31, 2016 and January 16, 2017. Call us for more information about this FREE program in order to gain employment!

Triangle Community Resources: RITE Program

19951 Fraser Highway, 



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Our speciality is working with people who have experienced mild to extreme barriers in finding and keeping employment.

The R.I.T.E./W.R.I.T.E. Programs are like a six week gift of time – to enable you to take a long, hard look at what you want, what you need, and what's stopping you from getting it.

Youth Employment Zone

20641 Logan Avenue, 



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The Youth Employment zone offers unemployed youth between the ages of 15 – 30, who are not in school, assistance with: resume, cover letter and reference list development, employment enhancement workshops and tips, computerized career assessments, access to computers, internet, photocopies, fax and phone services.

~  Maple Ridge  ~

Inner Choices Career Centre

#1 - 11435 201A Street, 

Maple Ridge


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Innerchoices, and Innerstart Training & Education, are divisions of William Weselowski and Associates Ltd. These entities specialize in delivering prompt (real fast) assistance to people and loved ones who have employment barriers, and are impacted by substance abuse, substance mis-use, anger, and/or non-productive communication.

WorkBC - Maple Ridge

#170 - 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, 

Maple Ridge


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What is WorkBC?
WorkBC is a Ministry of Social Development initiative that offers employment-related services in one-stop centres across the province. We make it easier for job seekers and employers to connect.

The Maple Ridge Employment Service Centre serves the Ridge Meadows region.

Who Is WorkBC For?
We serve unemployed, eligible to work British Columbians, and employers seeking qualified job candidates.

Our team is widely experienced and has specialized resources for client groups.

~  Sasamat  ~

Sasamat Outdoor Centre

3302 Senkler Road, 



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Teaches basic leadership skills to youth (14-16 yrs).

Sasamat Outdoor Centre is part of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC, a non-profit community-based organization established in 1894.

Located on the western shore of Sasamat Lake, only 9 km north of Port Moody Town Centre and an hour west of Vancouver, Sasamat Outdoor Centre offers a variety of programs such as Day Camp, Resident Camp, Family Camp and Facility Rentals for Community and School Groups. Sasamat Outdoor Centre offers campers the opportunity to participate in a wide range of outdoor activities in a safe, supervised environment and provides a peaceful wilderness setting with easy access to the hiking trails and recreational opportunities of Belcarra Regional Park and scenic Indian Arm Provincial Park. All programs are geared to the age and ability of the individual and to the interests of the group.

~  Surrey  ~

AWARE Society

#108 - 6840 King George Blvd., 



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Free job search workshops and programs.

Baristas Program - Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS)

10328 Whalley Blvd. , 



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To provide youth with barriers to employment with employability skills and a dynamic work experience in Starbucks outlets, assisting with the attainment of exciting careers in the growing retail food service sector. There are no fees for this program.

Cloverdale Employment Resource Centre

#101 - 5783 176A Street, 



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Assists individuals to re-enter the workforce through employability assessment and individuals employment counselling. Eligible clients may also receive financial assistance to undertake training as a means to get a permanent job.

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