Job Options BC Greater Victoria

Are you unemployed and 55 years old or older?  Then Job Options BC Greater Victoria is for you.

Our provincially funded program is 11 weeks in duration and services the Greater Victoria area including Sydney.

In the first 5 weeks (Phase 1), we offer classroom workshops aimed at addressing three basic categories: self-development/self-assessment, employability skills and job search skills.  In the second five weeks (Phase 2) we will be focusing on work experience.  In the final week (Phase 1), we offer a final week of workshops, debrief with job search and work experience activities and wrap up our time with our participants.

Who can participate?   

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Unemployed; not attached to Employment Insurance (have not established a regular EI claim in the last 3 years or a maternity or parental claim in the past 5 years)
    • 55 + years of age
    • Legally entitled to work in Canada
    • Live in Greater Victoria
    • Ready and committed to return to work
    • Not a student
    • Currently not in program funded through the LMA agreement

What does the program offer?

Participants receive:

  • 6 weeks of facilitated group work coupled with 5 weeks of work experience options
  • Training allowance for the six weeks of classroom phase
  • Preparation for employment and where appropriate, may be eligible to receive short term training.
  • 6 months of follow-up support

Contact for more information:

200 – 535 Yates Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Z6
Phone:  250-388-7350


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