Access Trade Training Programs

To work as a certified tradesperson, you need training combined with job experience. Trades training usually takes from one to five years. Most apprenticeship programs take four years. The technical training takes place in a classroom or shop setting at a public institution such as a college or institute or at an approved private training... Continue Reading →

New to town? Here are some tips

New to town? Welcome! Here are some links to info you might find interesting in regard to finding employment: First of all, if you are not working or in school, OR if you are working fewer than 20 hours per week, we highly recommend booking an appointment with a Career Link Career Counsellor-- drop by... Continue Reading →

Get Youth Working is Back!

Helping BC Youth improve existing skills and gain new ones through practical experience and training. Connecting BC Youth to employment opportunities.   The Program offers employers a $2,800 hiring incentive to hire eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age. Additionally, employers may request up to $1,000 to purchase training for the newly hired youth. Tel: (250)... Continue Reading →

Tips on how to access the hidden job market

          What is the so-called 'Hidden Job Market'? The hidden job market is a term used to describe jobs that aren't posted online or advertised. Job seekers can tap the hidden job market by using networking connections to help find unadvertised job openings. Many employers choose to hire internally or through... Continue Reading →

Bladerunners is back!

What is Bladerunners? Bladerunners is one of the most successful youth employment programs in BC. It helps participants with multiple barriers to employment to successfully transition into the workplace. By providing essential certifications and personal guidance, Bladerunners helps to ensure participants have what it takes to get hired. This session of Bladerunners is geared towards... Continue Reading →

Interview with Donna Shaw, Health Care Aide

By Maureen Latta “I help the seniors meet their personal needs, whether it be dressing, eating, bathing, or moving from the bed to the wheelchair.” — Donna Shaw, Health Care Aide Donna Shaw works as a Health Care Aide at Evergreen Extended Care, a multi-level care seniors’ facility in Powell River. She has been working... Continue Reading →

Powell River Employers: Career Link needs YOUR help. Take our quick survey today (you can win a prize!)

Calling all Powell River Employers: Career Link is hosting a job fair! Are you having trouble finding qualified, motivated employees? We can help you save both time and money while meeting your recruiting needs. Scheduled for early spring, this free event will bring together employers and jobseekers in a low-pressure, structured environment. Employers will benefit from free... Continue Reading →

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