Learn. Grow. Thrive.
Since 1976, YMCAs across BC have worked with thousands of individuals in a variety of different government-supported employment programs. Through our programming and facilities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver has established trusted, working relationships with a range of employers in the business community.
Get the knowledge and skills from trusted experts to find a job, learn a new skill or make Canada your new home. See below for more information on available programming.
Are you under the age of 30? Explore our Youth Employment programs for access to additional training opportunities.
Employment Services Programs
Self Employment for Newcomers
Through group workshops and private business coaching, we help you develop your business plan and learn how to launch your business in Canada!
Self Employment Program
Launch your business and earn while you learn! This program guides you to create a business plan and launch your business with confidence.
Childcare Career Exploration
Learn about the different pathways to becoming a certified Early Childhood Educator and see if working with early years children is the right career path for you.
Strengthening Communities Through Small Business Support
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver offers support and solutions for more members of our community to become small-business owners.
For more details, please view our recent media release by clicking here.
Become a Partner Employer!
Whether your business is growing, you are looking for a steady stream of qualified and trained employees or you are looking to inspire youth in the community, the YMCA’s employment programs have customized partnership solutions for you.
Our Funding Partners
Thank you to our partners helping to make the YMCA of Greater Vancouver's Employment Services programs possible!