Creative Employment Options - Neil Squire

Helping People with Disabilities Prepare for, Obtain and Maintain Employment

The Creative Employment Options (CEO) program is a unique, comprehensive and participant centered program designed to help individuals develop the skills required to achieve their employment goals.

The Program Offers:

  • Individualized and group-based learning environments
  • Career and personal development, wellness for work, and job search support
  • Ergonomic and/or Assistive Technology assessments and solutions
  • Potential wage subsidy
  • Continuous support from career professionals

Participant Eligibility:

  • Have a self-declared disability
  • Require assistance to prepare for, obtain and keep employment or self-employment
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not currently receiving EI

For more information contact Jonathan, Case Manager, at (778) 535-5932 by email at jonathanb@neilsquire.ca.

Neil Squire Creative Employment Options Website

CanAssist's Job Journey

Job Journey serves job seekers aged 15+ who self-identify as having a disability and/or mental health barrier to employment.

Job Journey offers the following:

  • Paid workshops to gain employability skills: either in person or virtual setting
  • Career exploration and discovery
  • Cover letter and resume support
  • Practice mock interviews
  • 1:1 job coach to help with job search and on-site job support
  • Paid certificate training such as First Aid, Foodsafe or WHMIS
  • Part-time or full-time students are eligible
  • Wage subsidy for employers is available

To apply to be a part of Job Journey please fill out a referral form here and email it to:  jobjourney@uvic.ca

Job Journey is welcoming referrals immediately and will be hosting workshops starting:

  • February 2024

Job Journey is located in the CARSA building on the University of Victoria Campus
3800 Finnerty Rd.
Victoria

Email: jobjourney@uvic.ca
Visit the Job Journey Website
(250) 721-7300

Spoonies Employment Agency

Spoonies Employment Agency is an employment and staffing agency who support marginalized people of all types and abilities (LGBTQ2SIA+, BIPOC, etc).

Spoonies provides temporary or ongoing work for people who are looking for flexible and supportive work. Spoonies’ type of supportive approach and flexible accommodations set them apart from other temporary employment agencies that are not focused on full support for their staff.

Email: office@spooniesagency.com
Visit the Spoonies Website

Training 4 Jobs (T4J) - Kopar Administration Ltd.

Training 4 Jobs (T4J) is a FREE program that offers specialized employment services and financial resources to job seekers who self-identify as having obstacles to obtaining and maintaining successful employment.

The program is focused on 4 key areas to finding success:

  • Skills
  • Training
  • Learning
  • Employment
Eligibility:
  • Living in British Columbia
  • Not receiving duplicative financial supports from another provincially funded labour market program, but you may be also be working with your local WorkBC;
  • Unemployed or Precariously Employed

To book an appointment call toll free at 1-877-564-3545 or fill out the online application.

Kopar Administration Ltd.
#401 – 888 Fort Street
Victoria

Email: victoria@koparadmin.ca
Visit the T4J Website

Work BC Centres

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services Centre - Victoria

817A Fort Street
Victoria

Email WorkBC Assistive Technology Services Centre Victoria
WorkBC Assistive Technology Services Centre Victoria Website
(844) 453-5506
WorkBC Centre - Langford

#202-3179 Jacklin Road
Victoria

Email WorkBC Langford
WorkBC Langford Website
(250) 478-9525
WorkBC Centre - Salt Spring Island

268 Fulford-Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island

Email WorkBC Salt Spring Island
WorkBC Salt Spring Island Website
(250) 931-7687
WorkBC Centre - Sidney

9860 Third Street
Sidney

Email WorkBC Sidney
WorkBC Sidney Website
(250) 656-0134
WorkBC Centre - Sooke

2096 Church Road
Sooke

Email WorkBC Sooke
WorkBC Sooke Website
(250) 642-3685
WorkBC Centre - Victoria Borden

#201-3962 Borden Street
Victoria

Email WorkBC Victoria - Borden
WorkBC Victoria - Borden Website
(250) 479-9675
WorkBC Centre - Victoria Douglas

#201-1483 Douglas Street
Victoria

Email WorkBC Victoria - Douglas
WorkBC Victoria - Douglas Website
(250) 388-0858

Employment Support Services

Beacon Community Services - Employment Services and Training Supports

2723 Quadra Street
Victoria

Beacon Community Services Employment Services Website
(250) 658-6407
Bridges for Women Employment Program

#219-645 Fort Street
Victoria

OR

2830 Aldwynd Road
Langford

Email Bridges for Women
Bridges for Women Employment Program Website
(250) 385-7410
Inter-Cultural Association (ICA) of Greater Victoria Employment Services

#102-808 Douglas Street
Victoria

Alla Balatska
Employment Client Navigator

Email ICA Employment Client Navigator Alla Balatska
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria Employment Services Website
(250) 388-4728 Ext. 2154
Island Community Mental Health (ICMH) Supported Employment

125 Skinner Street
Victoria

Paula Greene
Manager of Programs

Email Manager of Programs Paula Greene
Island Community Mental Health Supported Employment Website
(250) 389-1211 Ext. 128
Maximus Canada Employment Services (MCES)

#410-800 Yates Street
Victoria

Maximus Canada Employment Services Website
(250) 405-3700
WorkLink Employment Society

Westshore Centre
#202-3179 Jacklin Road
Victoria

OR

Sooke Centre
2096 Church Rd
Sooke

Email WorkLink Employment Society
WorkLink Employment Society Website
(250) 478-9525 (Westshore) OR (250) 642-3685 (Sooke)