WorkBC Centre - Cranbrook

210 - 1113 Baker St.
Cranbrook, BC, V1C 1A7
Ph 250-489-5117 Fax 250-489-0663
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Wednesday
8:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday
Statutory Holidays - Closed

Employment Services

Some of the supports and services offered through WorkBC include:

  • assistance with job searches, including resume and interview preparation;
  • employment counselling, as well as follow up to help people maintain employment;
  • a new web-based system through which people can request employment services and support using their smartphone or home computer;
  • assistive technology for people who have a work-related barrier due to a disability;
  • skills training (funding for tuition and living supports);
  • living supports during apprentice training;
  • preparation for self-employment;
  • a wage subsidy program; and
  • funding through the Community and Employer Partnerships program for projects that increase employment opportunities for unemployed British Columbians.


Changes to WorkBC will offer better services for people who need support to re-enter the workforce, access training opportunities and find good jobs.

“Many people trying to find work face barriers to opportunity. They need a hand overcoming those barriers to take the next step to meet their goals,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “That’s why we are refocusing WorkBC on delivering results for people. Improving accessibility and moving to more personalized supports will make it easier for more people to find good, stable jobs so they can provide for themselves and their families.”
WorkBC provides employment services to people at centres throughout the province and online through People can find local and provincial job listings, workshops, skills assessments and targeted programs that include training, work experience and wage subsidies.

Provider Information

WorkBC centres are operated by not-for-profit, for-profit and public organizations that specialize in employment services. More than 150 organizations deliver WorkBC services in B.C., supporting more than 50,000 people each year.

Improving access to training and employment services is a part of government’s work to reduce poverty and increase opportunities for people in B.C., and is a shared priority with the B.C. Green caucus and part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement. The Province’s first poverty reduction strategy will be introduced in early 2019.

In addition to the changes, two WorkBC programs will now be offered provincially, providing consistent, reliable services for people no matter where they live:

  • The Neil Squire Society will deliver assistive technology services through a resource centre, in partnership with WorkBC centres and online. The program offers adaptive technology to people with disabilities to open up employment opportunities and help them thrive in the workplace.
  • Douglas College will deliver apprentice services provincially. Services include processing financial support applications and help for apprentices to collect employment insurance benefits while in school.