Our BC Government has been supporting workers by increasing minimum wage and improving protection for workers. Here are some of the recent changes you should know about.
|General minimum wage is now $14.60/hr.
|Unlimited, unpaid job-protected leave for workers who are unable to work for reasons relating to COVID-19, retroactive to Jan 27, 2020. As a permanent change, workers now also have three days of unpaid, job-protected leave each year for people who cannot work due to illness or injury.
|Domestic Violence Leave
|Workers impacted by domestic violence are now entitled to five days of paid leave per year and an additional five days of unpaid leave per year to attend to matters relating to the aftermath of violence.
|Workers Compensation Changes
|Amongst other benefits, changes to the Workers Compensation Act will ensure that people who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 at work are able to access benefits more quickly.
Job Search Resources
|Find private and public sector jobs listings; career information and career planning resources; employment services to help you find a job; resources for Indigenous people, mature workers, people with disabilities, youth, women, veterans and serving military members, and newcomers to B.C.
|Health Career Access Program
|BC is hiring thousands more health care workers as part of our fall pandemic preparedness plan. Get free on-the-job training to become a registered health care assistant.
|B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector
|Find private sector employment opportunities in British Columbia’s food and agriculture sectors.
|B.C. Public Service Careers
|Find public service jobs with the B.C. government. There is also a new Indigenous applicant advisory service, providing advice and guidance for Indigenous people interested in public service careers.
|2020 Youth Employment Program
|Provides those enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution within the last six months with fall employment opportunities in BC Parks and the Conservation Officer Service (COS), while receiving mentorship from existing BC Parks and COS staff.
|Canada Job Bank
|Find private and public sector jobs by city or province as well as resources for career planning.
|Canada Public Service Careers
|Find public service jobs with the federal public service.
|Canada Student Service Grant
|Registered post-secondary students and recent graduates may be eligible for grants between $1000-$5000 for helping your community by volunteering with a local organization.
Other Employment Resources