WorkBC Self-Employment Program Information Session

WorkBC Self-Employment Program Information Session

We offer more than just resume help!

  • Are you a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident?
  • Are you unemployed?
  • Are you receiving or have you received Employment Insurance?
  • Are you receiving disability benefits or living with a disability?

Join us for an Information Session and find out if starting your own business is the right path for you.

Thursday, October 13th @ 11am
Thursday, November 24th @ 3pm

Delivered by Douglas College.

November Job Postings

November Job Postings

Who’s hiring?

If you would like more information about any of these postings, how to apply, or for help with your resume and cover letter, call the WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Port Moody at 604-917-0286.

Industry Location Position Organization Wage FT/
Admin / Finance / Business Vancouver Jr. Admin Assistant For D/T Law Firm – Legal Exp. Not Required Hunt Personnel/
Temporarily Yours
Admin / Finance / Business Vancouver Purchasing Officer EYESTAR OPTICAL LTD $30.00 – $31.00/hr FT
Admin / Finance / Business Vancouver Administrative Assistant Action Lock & Security $22/hr FT
Admin / Finance / Business
Vancouver Administration Officer Allsite IT Services LTD $22/hr FT
Admin / Finance / Business Vancouver Aboriginal And Administrative Legal Admin Assistant Eva Lee and Associates Recruitment Ltd N/A FT
Admin / Finance / Business Vancouver Plaintiff Pi Legal Admin Assistant/Paralegal (Hybrid) Eva Lee and Associates Recruitment Ltd N/A FT
Admin / Finance / Business Coquitlam Bookkeeper OCK Tour Ltd. dba OK TOUR $20.00/hr FT
Admin / Finance / Business Coquitlam Administrative assistant WithUs Immigration Consulting Inc. $23.00/hr FT
Management Maple Ridge Human Resource/Admin Manager Panago Pizza $41.00/hr FT
Management Burnaby Manager, Supply Chain Planning #3691 Horizon Recruitment Inc $50,000- $200,000/
Management Vancouver Quality Development Testing & Compliance Manager Lululemon Athletica $110,000 – $140,000/
Management Vancouver Office Admin Supervisor Total Site Services Ltd. $25/hr FT
Management Burnaby Tour Agency Manager OK Tour Company Ltd. $25.00 – 26.00 FT
Customer Service / Retail Port Moody Customer Service Specialist Creative Children N/A FT
Customer Service / Retail Coquitlam Administrative Assistant Advanced Seal $25.00/hr FT
Customer Service / Retail Coquitlam Customer Service and Operations Manager TC-Flow Tolling Inc. (TReO) N/A FT
Customer Service / Retail Port Coquitlam Customer Service Representative WesGar Inc N/A FT
Sales / Marketing Port Coquitlam Customer Service Inside Sales Jimmy Zee’s Distributors Inc $35,000 – $42,000/
Sales / Marketing Vancouver Sales Admin Support Associates/
LeKiu Importing Co. Ltd N/A FT
Sales / Marketing Coquitlam Advertising Consultant Change of Phase Consulting $30.00 – $32.00/hr FT
Sales / Marketing Vancouver Marketing Coordinator Sino Futurity Consulting Inc. $30.00 – $31.00/hr FT
Government / Social Services / Education / Health Coquitlam Forensic Psychiatric Nurse Provincial Health Services Authority $32.72 – $42.74/hr FT
Government / Social Services / Education / Health Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam Early Childhood Educator (E.C.E.) DreamKids Childcare Ltd. $15.00 – $17.00/hr FT
Government / Social Services / Education / Health Coquitlam Early Childhood Educator Hellokids Childcare Centre $16.00/hr FT
Government / Social Services / Education / Health Coquitlam Nanny for the Batoon Family Reliable Nanny & Caregiver Placement Agency $11.00/hr FT
Engineering / IT / Green Vancouver Software Programmer Logitrack Systems Inc $36.00/hr FT
Engineering / IT / Green Port Coquitlam Web Developer Cronic Tech Ltd. $26.00/hr FT
Engineering / IT / Green Port Coquitlam User Support Technician D&S Bulldozing Ltd $25.00/hr FT
Hospitality / Food and Beverage Surrey Food Service Supervisor Caribbean Spoon $12.00 – $18.00/hr FT
Hospitality / Food and Beverage Surrey Cooks Caribbean Spoon $13.00 – $20.00/hr FT
Hospitality / Food and Beverage Port Moody Travel Agency Assistant Manager Mi Joo Tour & Travel Ltd. $25.00/hr FT
Hospitality / Food and Beverage Coquitlam Tour Guide Supervisor OCK Tour Ltd. dba OK TOUR $24.00 – $25.00/hr FT
Construction / Trades / Warehouse / Transportation Burnaby, Coquitlam Construction Superintendent Dolomiti Homes Inc. N/A FT
Construction / Trades / Warehouse / Transportation Port Coquitlam Construction Supervisor SHAUGHNESSY CONTRACTING INC. $32.00/hr FT
Construction / Trades / Warehouse / Transportation Coquitlam Landscape Construction Worker Suffolk Landscapes Ltd. $20.00/hr FT
Other Whistler, BC Javanese Spa Therapist Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa $20.00/hr FT
Open House: Join Us For Some Holiday Cheer!

Open House: Join Us For Some Holiday Cheer!

Please join us to celebrate the most festive time of the year with an afternoon of fun, food and games!

When: Dec 24, 2015, Thursday, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Port Moody Employment Services Centre, #601-130 Brew Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 0E3

RSVP to Diana. Phone: (604)-917-0286, Ext: 303

Download the poster here: Client Open House Invitation

What Now? Finding Work for Graduates

November 10, 7-8 pm – Port Moody Library Workshop

Have you been looking for a career after graduation? Is it taking longer than you expected? Frustrated and unsure of next steps?

Get advice on job searching techniques from someone who’s been there and learn new strategies to get a job (soon)! We’ll discuss Social Media use, invisible job market, networking and community resources.

This program is provided by WorkBC – Training Innovations, Port Moody.

Please register with the Port Moody Library

By email:
In person: 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody
By phone: 604-469-4575

Download this poster for more information: Grad Job Search Event Poster



9 Easy Tips for Keeping Calm in Interviews

9 Easy Tips for Keeping Calm in Interviews


This blog post is republished with permission of Kristin Vandegriend. To read more of Kristin’s work, visit her blog at

Recently, I was helping a client practice his interview skills. During the session, he suddenly stopped and said, “I am physically here, but I feel like my mind is outside of my body. I am finding this stressful and I can’t focus.”  His sudden disassociation between mind and body is a classic example of how stress can derail the interview process.

When we experience stress, on a basic level, the core issue is safety. As human beings, we are programmed to protect ourselves. When we don’t feel safe, our brain may take over for us and send us in a more primal response of fight, flight or freeze. It’s important to recognize the stress cues that the body is giving so that you can take steps calm down before and during the interview.

Stress cues could be: feeling disassociated from the body, losing language or the ability to be articulate, feeling blank, sweating, rapid breathing, shortness of breath, fumbling, forgetting how to read social cues or using protective body language.

If you find yourself demonstrating these stress behaviors, try using these 9 calming strategies to help you manage interview stress.

Prepare, but Don’t Script:  Preparation is key in succeeding in an interview. The more you prepare, the better you will do. Before your interview, be clear on your key points and practice adaptability to responding to unexpected questions. However, straight memorization of answers might get you in trouble when you are under stress since one common stress response is a blank mind. If your mind does go blank, see if you can remember even one of your key points and try work it into your answer.

Grounding: If you feel disconnected from your body during an interview, trying a modified grounding technique to bring yourself back to reality by focusing on a certain colour or shape in the room.  For example, you might ask yourself to look for one red item in the room. By bringing your awareness back into the room, you can re-build your mind-body connection so that you can manage your stress response.  Another grounding technique is put your feet flat on the floor and press them into the floor as hard as you can for a few seconds.

Breathing: Intentionally focus on your breath. Try holding your breath for a few seconds and breathing out a little longer than normal. Repeat a few times. You have to be subtle in an interview, but even just bringing your awareness to your breath might be all that you need to get focused again.

Admit Nervousness: Most interviewers understand that you may be nervous. Some job seekers find it helpful to verbally acknowledge this.

Ask For a Repeat: If your mind has gone completely blank, you can ask the interviewer to either repeat the question or come back to it later.

Create a Safe Space: Remind yourself that you are in a safe situation. Mentally tell yourself, “You are here, you are safe. You are here, you are safe.”  You may also choose to acknowledge that this is a stressful situation and find a way to offer self-compassion yourself in the moment. In an interview setting, this might be as simple as telling yourself, “This is hard, but you are doing the best you can.”

Make Small Tweeks to Non-Verbal Communication:  Using positive non-verbal communication is important in showing engagement. But it can be hard to focus on all the elements of non-verbal communication when you are also trying to keep track of everything else that happens in an interview setting. Instead of trying to improve everything, focus on just one element of non-verbal communication that you want to improve and tweek it positively during your interview.  For one person, it may be maintaining stronger eye contract, while for someone else, it might be trying to insert more enthusiasm in their intonation.

Try Power Posing:  Researcher, Amy Cuddy, has found that doing power poses before a stressful interview has a positive psychological response on the body’s stress hormones. By putting your body into “high power” poses before an interview, it is possible you may feel more confident during the interview.

Visualize the Positive: Walking into an interview, believing that you are not good enough to get the job can result in in exactly that…not getting the job. You can not underestimate positive thinking, but beyond that, it is well-worth your time to visualize how you could see yourself fulfilling the duties of the position and then practice ways of communicating what you could offer.

These strategies do work. Every day, I see clients who find healthy ways to cope with their interview fears and anxieties before and during the interview. And the client I mentioned at the beginning? He attended two interviews and was offered both positions!


Hot Jobs This Week!

Hot Jobs This Week!

Hot Jobs for October 15

Industry Location Position Organization Wage Source Due Date
Admin / Finance / Business Coquitlam Client Service Administrator II – Temporary 1 year Investors Group TBD WorkBC 29-Oct-15
Admin / Finance / Business Port Coquitlam Office Clerk Wismer & Rawlings Electric Ltd. TBD WorkBC N/A
Admin / Finance / Business Port Moody Administrative Assistant MNP TBD Indeed N/A
Customer Service / Retail Port Moody Sales Associate (Stocker / Cashier) Kin’s Farm Market TBD Indeed N/A
Customer Service / Retail Coquitlam Sales/Stock Associate (Early Morning) Gap TBD Eluta N/A
Customer Service / Retail Coquitlam Cashiers SEPHORA TBD Eluta N/A
Sales / Marketing Coquitlam E-Commerce Sales Manager 5styloo Fashion Corp. $34.62/Hourly WorkBC N/A
Government / Social Services / Education / Health Coquitlam Engineering Inspector 2 – RFT City of Coquitlam $31.34-36.91/hr CivicJobs 26-Oct-15
Engineering / IT / Green Port Coquitlam Lead Web Developer MOGAMES Inc. TBD WorkBC N/A
Design / Arts / Recreation Port Coquitlam Production Designer – (J000032.2) JYSK TBD Eluta N/A
Hospitality / Food and Beverage Coquitlam Commis Chef Hard Rock Casino Vancouver TBD WorkBC N/A
Hospitality / Food and Beverage Port Moody Line Cook Day/Night Brew Street Craft Kitchen Brew Street Craft & Kitchen TBD WorkBC N/A
Hospitality / Food and Beverage Port Moody Line Cook/Prep Cook Rodos Mediterranean Grille TBD Indeed N/A
Construction / Trades / Warehouse / Transportation Port Coquitlam Order Picker/ Warehouse Worker JYSK $15/hr Craigslist N/A


Local and National News

Local News

New Innovation Hub for High-Tech Businesses in Coquitlam

TriCelerate, a non-profit organization, in liaison with the Coquitlam Public Library and the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will be launching the Coquitlam Innovation Hub—an initiative that will help people develop their ideas on AutoCAD software and 3D Makerbot printers. Speaking about the reason behind this new networking program, co-founder Jason Carvalho said, “Having a gathering place where local entrepreneurs can connect with human and technological resources to realize their full potential is fundamental to growing local start-ups and creating jobs.” Interested participants are requested to register at (search ‘TriCelerate).

English Language Literacy Initiatives for New Immigrants and Refugees in the Tri-Cities

Tri-City residents are ready to welcome their neighbours through volunteer tutoring programs and conversational get-togethers. Several residents have already been pitching in to help new immigrants and refugees develop their language skills. Jan Meyer, a member of the Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities, has actively been organizing conversation circles for women. She says, “We try to help people who have more work to do on their literacy path…” Jan, like many other volunteers, believes that developing language proficiency would reduce the risk of isolation and also break down barriers.

For more details please visit:

Provincial and National News

Vancouver Fastest Growing Economy in 2015

According to the Conference Board of Canada, Vancouver’s economy is expected to have the highest rate of growth in 2015. It predicts an expansion of 3.4% this year. Manufacturing experienced the maximum growth at 8.6%. This growth is expected to continue in the next year as well.

For the complete article, please visit:

Hot Jobs This Week!

Hot Jobs This Week!

Hot Jobs for September 22
(including jobs at the City of Port Moody, Surrey and Maple Ridge

Location Position Organization Wage Due Date
Burnaby Office Administrator/Receptionist Vecima Networks Inc. TBD N/A
Maple Ridge Administrative Assistant City of Maple Ridge $25.47-30 per hour 6-Oct-15
Vancouver Business Advisor Small Business BC – Canada/BC Services Society 1953.57/biweekly N/A
Burnaby Accounting Assistant – Seasonal ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY TBD N/A
Burnaby Invoicing Clerk Enviro-Tech Mechanical Services $15/hr 30-Sep-15
Port Moody Customer Service Representative U-Haul Moving Centers TBD N/A
Coquitlam Sales Coworker, Cookshop & Greenroom IKEA TBD 24-Sep-15
Coquitlam Sales Associate Walmart Canada TBD N/A
Burnaby Consumer Services Advisor Microsoft TBD N/A
Coquitlam Retail Operations Supervisor THE BRICK WAREHOUSE LP TBD 23-Sep-15
Vancouver Customer Service Representative CIBC TBD N/A
Port Moody Outside Sales Postion Western Safety TBD N/A
Vancouver Account Coordinator Laura Ballance Media Group Inc. TBD N/A
Port Moody Manager of Corporate Purchasing & Risk Management City of Port Moody TBD 27-Sep-15
Port Moody Infrastructure and Engineering Technologist City of Port Moody $34.37 – $37.01/hr 24-Sep-15
Port Moody Records Quality Control Coordinator – Police City of Port Moody $29.67 – $31.94/hr 24-Sep-15
Coquitlam Settlement Coordinator/Practitioner S.U.C.C.E.S.S. $26.62/hr 5-Oct-15
Burnaby Senior Consultant Information Security : 00006MVA HSBC TBD 29-Sep-15
Coquitlam Training Content Developer Seon Design Inc. TBD N/A
PoCo UI Designer Finger Food Studios TBD N/A
Vancouver Assistant Stage / Fit-up Carpenter Arts Club Theatre Company TBD 2-Oct-15
Surrey Theatre Technician “Community Services Assistant 3” City of Surrey – Surrey Arts Centre Civic Theatres TBD 30-Oct-15
Coquitlam Branch Coordinator (Coquitlam) Transat TBD 2-Oct-15
Coquitlam Kitchen Lead Cineplex Entertainment LP TBD N/A
Port Moody Restaurant Manager Originals Cafe Mexicano TBD N/A
Port Moody Pizza delivery driver SERGIOS PIZZZA TBD N/A
Burnaby Driver, Secure Shred IRON MOUNTAIN TBD N/A
Burnaby Warehouse Receiver Eyence $12/hr N/A


Job Opening: Full-Time In-Home Caregiver for Private Port Moody Residence

A private Port Moody household is seeking a full-time in-home caregiver (40hrs/week) for two children aged 3 and 1.

Common duties include:
•    Supervise and care for children in employer’s or own residence
•    Bathe, dress and feed infants and children
•    Prepare formulas and change diapers for infants
•    Plan, prepare and serve meals for children and may perform other housekeeping duties
•    Oversee children’s activities, such as meals and rest periods, as instructed by employer
•    Maintain a safe and healthy environment in the home
•    Instruct children in personal hygiene
•    Tend to the emotional well-being of children and support their social development

Candidate should have an educational qualification equal to the Canadian secondary school diploma along with at least six months of full-time classroom training in caregiving OR at least one year of full-time paid work experience as a caregiver OR should have worked in a related field or occupation (including 6 months with one employer) in the past 3 years. Candidate must also be able to speak, read and understand English fluently.

The salary is $12.50 per hour and the closing date is September 30, 2015.
Please note: The position needs to be filled in immediately. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please send your resume to

Upcoming September Events with Port Moody WorkBC!

Port Moody WorkBC is hosting two upcoming events in September!

The Back-to-Work Mom

Interested in paid employment after being at home with your children? In this workshop, you will learn how to identify your skills and explore paths into the labour market. Jump start your job search with an overview of best practices, and map out your next steps to employment!

(At the Port Moody Library) Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7-8:30pm

To Register:
Call the library to reserve a seat: 604.469.4577
More Info:

Disability Disclosure Workshop

Join the Conversation on Disability Disclosure!

To Tell or not to Tell? That is the question.

Deciding to disclose your disability to an employer is a matter of personal choice.

You are under no legal obligation to do so, and it is for you to choose if and when you disclose.

Come and learn the 5 important tips from HR and disability experts that will guide you in making this decision. Know more about having the right conversation during and after the hiring process.

Date: September 30, 2015 Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Place: Port Moody WorkBC Centre (601-130 Brew St)

To Register:
Call, email or visit the Port Moody WorkBC Centre
Phone: 604-917-0286

Port Moody ESC