Finding a job during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on B.C.’s economy and the job market. Use the resources to below to help you in your job search.
Check the following lists to find employers hiring during COVID-19
- The Canadian tech community has put together a curated list of hiring companies (Google sheet), which is being updated regularly.
- Linkedin List – Who’s hiring in Canada
- CBC blog post – Looking for Work in BC? These businesses are hiring – April 22, 2020
WorkBC is the B.C. government’s source of labour market information and employment support. The WorkBC website is a rich resource for exploring career options, labour market and industry information, job listings, and self-assessment tools.
You may also be eligible for specialty WorkBC services and programs. Create a WorkBC account through their Online Employment Services portal to find employment opportunities and discover specific services and supports that may be available to you.
With the number of job vacancies significantly reduced due to COVID-19, be prepared for competition among candidates to increase. To stand out, you need a targeted, standout resume and cover letter.
- The VCC Learning Centre provides an online resume and cover letter course on Moodle, which all students can access for free. If the course does not appear on your dashboard, just search for "Resume & Cover Letter Writing."
- Get one-on-one feedback from a VCC Learning Centre tutor on your resume or cover letter. Book an appointment through vcc.mywconline.com.
- Linkedin Learning is available for free to all registered VCC students and has many resources to assist with resume writing, cover letters, and other job-search skills.
BC Settlement and Integration Services (BCSIS) offers services for international students (work permit-holders only) including help with job searches, resume writing, and creating employer connections.