WorkBC Centre

We deliver FREE employment services for unemployed and under employed job seekers in the Cowichan Lake area. Our professional staff provides individual assistance and labour market information to support you in attaining your employment-related goals. 


These services can include personalized services to focus on Career decision making, Skill development, Preparation for job search, Employment maintenance and supports.

Whatever stage of work search you are in, the tools, services, referrals and information provided here can help.

Our clients have access to computers, printers, faxing, photocopying, job-search-related Internet access, and telephone messaging services through our Resource Room

Connect with our Case Managers to

  • Create resumes, cover letters, and portfolios

  • Find job leads suited to your employment goals and skills

  • Gain more confidence promoting yourself

  • Prepare and practice before your next interview

  • Explore re-training or on-the-job “learn while you earn” options

  • Figure out your most marketable skills

  • Make plans to go back to school for re-training

  • Investigate financing supports for re-training

  • Identify careers that are in demand

  • Learn where the jobs of the future will be

  • Research and choose a career that works for you


For more information be sure to connect with a Case Manager by dropping in to our office or giving us a call at 250-749-6822



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Case Management Services

Case Managers are available by appointment to provide you with support in determining where your skills and abilities fit in today's job market. They help you to identify and remove problems that are blocking your return to work. Case Managers work with you to develop your next steps and provide support throughout your return to work plan.


For many people, finding work has proven more difficult that they expected. We can assist people to develop plans for returning to work and can provide information about where the jobs are, and help you to identify what may be getting in the way of you being successfully hired.


You may have uncovered barriers that are preventing you from finding work. A Case Manager can refer you to a wide variety of programs to assist you in overcoming these challenges. Depending on your individual circumstances you may be eligible for some or all of these types of support


Wage Subsidies to encourage employers to train you on the job, funding for training, workshops, business planning and coaching to become self employed, apprenticeship funding and support for short courses that will provide you with certificates necessary for the job you are seeking. Each of these options have their own eligibility criteria that can be determined with your Case Manager


If you are living with a disability, then specialized services are available you from our partner, Ethos Career Management Group.

Women who have experienced violence or abuse may be referred to the Horizons Program provided by Cowichan Women Against Violence for services specific to their needs.