Who is eligible to join the Women@Work program?
- Women between the ages of 15 – 30
- Interested in working in the tourism industry
- Not in school (high school or post-secondary)
- Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
- Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or granted refugee status
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- Committed to completing 6 weeks of in-class training
- Available and committed to completing a 3-month paid work experience
Women@Work is offered in 2 convenient locations:
Helping people work. Helping people live.
In case you were wondering…
These are just some of the most common questions we get asked. For anything else, please contact us – we would be delighted to help.
Is Women@Work only offered in Coquitlam and Vancouver?
Do I need to have work experience in the tourism industry to join Women@Work?
Experience is great, but not necessary. Our Work Coaches will meet with you one-on-one and make sure you are the right fit for the program based on your interests and career goals.
Do I have to attend the entire 6 weeks of training?
Yes, when you join Women@Work, then we expect you to participate in the entire 6 weeks of training. For the days you don’t attend, you won’t get paid.
How will I know if I qualify for transportation and daycare supports?
When you meet with one of our Work Coaches, we will ask you some questions to determine eligibility for supports.
What can I expect from my paid work experience?
Our Work Experience Coordinator will match you with an employer in the tourism industry based on your skills and interests. The work experience is 3 months and you will be paid directly by the employer. Just like a real job!
What is a women only learning environment?
This means that we designed the program specifically with women in mind. Also, all the participants will be women and the program staff are women.
Interested? Get in touch.
Take the first step towards your future in BC’s tourism industry. Get in touch with Women@Work today!
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#202 – 405 North Road
#208 – 333 East Broadway
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