by Women@Work

The Women@Work program helps empower young women to gain skills and experience that will better prepare them for successful employment.

We offer paid training and coordinate work experience opportunities with employers in the tourism industry. Women@Work is a free program funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.

6 weeks of paid training to help you develop a broad range of skills and knowledge

We will find you a 3 month paid work experience position in the tourism industry

Women@Work is a unique program designed specifically for women, by women

We will help you find work in one of BC’s fastest growing industries

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:

  • Coquitlam
  • Vancouver

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?

Yes, but both our Coquitlam and Vancouver locations are very accessible by public transit.

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
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3K 3V9

    #208 – 333 East Broadway
    Vancouver, BC
    V5T 1W5


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