Social Media Workshop (FREE)

Social-Media-and-the-job-searchDue to popular demand, Career Link’s Brodie D’Angio will again host a Social Media workshop, specific to job search on April 5, 1-4pm at Career Link (you must register for this free workshop in person, by phone at 604.485.7958 or via our online form.

The workshop objectives:

  • Understand what is Social Media and how to leverage it to improve job search
  • Discuss Online Presence that results from social media, news stories, messages boards, etc. and it’s impact on job search
  • Clients google themselves and see what their current online presence looks like
    • We will discuss some basic googling techniques to improve search results
  • If client’s require/want, help secure any obvious and easy to fix privacy issues (i.e. Publically open Facebook profile)
  • Assist with creating or updating a Linkedin profile (Optional, but encouraged)
    • Discuss the usefulness of Linkedin (Networking, Job Search, Head Hunting, LMI, Informational Interviews, etc.)
    • Discuss how clients can maintain/improve their profiles

What you will need:

  • Preferably clients will have some basic computer skills (but not completely necessary)
  • A digital copy of your resume (we’re going to use their current resume as the basis of their Linkedin Account)


BladeRunners: Focus on Customer Service

This session has unfortunately been canceled.

Bladerunners is a youth employment program that helps you address the issues that have been standing between you and employment. In this program, you will learn about life skills, career planning, labour market information and how to job search successfully. This session we will be focusing on customer service to help you prepare for the summer hiring boom. This is your year!

Other benefits of the program include:

  • Work placement
  • Financial support
    (transportation, work clothes)
  • Lots and lots of free training (Foodsafe, Server Training, Workplace Safety, WHMIS, World Host, First Aid, Barista Training, Serving It Right & Cashier Training!)
  • Free lunch

Talk to us today if you’re interested in working in customer service and are:

  • 15-30 years old
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Not on EI in the past 3 years

The next Bladerunners at Career Link
May 16th – June 10th, 2016.
Monday to Friday 9am-3pm
To apply, talk to your employment counsellor or the Bladerunners Coordinator, Nicole Townsend. 604-485-7958.

Reuse-a-thon Benefit Garage Sale: Sat. April 30 @ 9am-Noon


SO…. you’re SPRING CLEANING and you have some great stuff that’s clean, usable and cool, but you’re done with it! 

Don’t have enough stuff or time to have your own garage sale, and want to help the community?



CJMP 90.1.FM and the Community Resource Centre

Career Link and CJMP present…

The first-ever Powell River



Let’s keep your clean items in good condition 
out of the waste stream! 



Location: just downstairs from the CJMP STUDIO (4476-A Marine Ave, above WESTVIEW BOWLING ALLEY – access via Courtenay St.)

We will be collecting and storing your donated valuables starting April 23 for the April 30 sale. 

Contact giovanni at 604.485.7958 or email if you want to donate anything or for more info.

inclusion Powell River is Hiring!


inclusion Powell River is seeking motivated and energetic individuals with a balance of empathy and self-confidence for employment in the following programs:

  • Community Life Program
  • Residential Services
  • Child and Family Services
  • Employment Services

Full time, part time and casual positions available.

If you have interpersonal skills that enhance relationships and belonging, caregiving skills that contribute to full citizenship for individuals with diverse needs, a commitment to continuous learning and a high work ethic we would love to have you join our teams.

Send your resume to

For more information please call Alex Bjelica, Director of Human Resources at or 604-485-6411.

Visit our website at

Are YOU taking advantage of the Single Parent Employment Initiative?

The Single Parent Employment Initiative removes barriers to employment for single parents on income and disability assistance, providing them with the training and supports they need to secure long- term and sustainable employment.

Beginning September 1, 2015, single parents on income or disability assistance became eligible for:

  • Up to 12 months of funded training for an in-demand job, or a paid work experience placement. Single parents will also be able to remain on income assistance if they attend a training program.
  • Child care costs during training or work placement and for the first year of employment.
  • Public transit costs to and from school.
  • Exemptions for bursaries, scholarships and grants that are required for the program of study have also been extended to single parents in approved training programs.
  • A full-suite of Work BC Employment Centre services such as such as workshops on resume writing and interview preparation.

Through recent changes to the province’s income assistance program, single parents in the program are also be eligible for:

Increased earnings exemption; from $200 to $400 per month, or $300 to $500 per month for individuals with a child with disabilities; and

Supplemental health coverage for a full year after they leave income assistance for employment. (dental, optical and premium-free Ministry of Health MSP and Pharmacare.)

  • Single parents receiving income or disability assistance are eligible to participate in the Single Parent Employment Initiative.
  • Single parents who are exempt from employment obligations under the BC Employment and Assistance Program are eligible to participate. Of the approximately 16,000 single parents who are on income and disability assistance, close to 11,000 are not required to look for employment as they have children under three or they are a person with a disability.
  • In order to be eligible for funded training programs, individuals must have been on income or disability assistance for three months.
  • If a single parent already has a post-secondary degree but cannot find a job in the field of their training they will work with their WorkBC employment counsellor (call Career Link at 604.485.7958) to determine if there are other jobs available in the community and if there is a skills gap, they will develop an action and training plan to address further training.
  • At the end of August, all single parents on income or disability assistance received a letter from the ministry with information on how to access the Single Parent Employment Initiative.
  • They can also contact their local WorkBC Employment Services Centre directly to talk with someone about participating in the program. There are 84 WorkBC Centres across the province, along with more than 100 satellite offices.
  • Everyone who is eligible for the program will go through an assessment with a WorkBC Case Manager to determine the best path to securing a job.
  • The Case Manager will look at aptitude and background as well as the local job market and work with each individual to map out the supports they need to help them move off income assistance and find sustainable employment.
  • Supports for child care and transportation costs will be determined through the individualized assessment for each participant.
  • Single parents will be asked to apply for child care subsidy through the Ministry of Children and Family Development in order to access child care supports. More information about this process, will be available through the WorkBC Case Manager.


Coastal Postings: A Look Back at Powell River BC Job Postings in Feb 2016

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Click to view interactive chart
  • Total number of job postings in Feb 2016: 107
  • Total number of jobs offered in Feb 2016: 140
  • Re-postings in Feb 2016: 35
  • Accommodations 3
    Administration/business support 1
    Construction 4
    Education 1
    Finance 5
    Food services 39
    Forestry 1
    Health care 23
    Information/Culture 7
    Manufacturing 1
    Other services non-gov’t 12
    Professional Services 2
    Public Administration 8
    Recreation and Sports 6
    Retail Trade 17
    Social Assistance 4
    Transportation 2
    Utilities 1
    Warehousing 1
    Waste Management/Remediation 2

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