We all have potential to contribute and we focus on your abilities in relation to the job! Our team will do everything we can to connect you to the right career opportunity.
If you are a job seeker with a disability, there are two ways to connect with BC WiN:
Regardless of how you connect, our Inclusive Workforce Consultants work in collaboration with the employer, job seeker and service agency to facilitate employment, and identify ways to remove barriers to hiring.
Frequently Asked Questions:
BC WiN uses The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities definition to help determine eligibility. “Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.” If you associate with having a visible or non-visible disability, including a mental health condition, you are eligible to apply for opportunities through BC WiN.
We work with a vast network of employment services support agencies (our service partners) to source qualified job seekers.
– Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN)
– Community Living BC (CLBC)
– Open Door Group
– WCG Services
– WorkBC (various locations in lower mainland)
– Neil Squire Society
– Canadian Mental Health Association/Vancouver Coastal Health
– Coast Mental Health
– Spectrum Works
– Ready, Willing and Able
– Inclusion BC
– Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI)
– CBI Consultants
– Jobs West Employment Services
– Langley Association for Community Living
– Embers Staffing Solutions
– Mission Possible
– Pathways Clubhouse
– PosAbilities Employment Service
– Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD)
– Richmond Society for Community Living
– Semiahmoo House Society
– YWCA Metro Vancouver
– YMCA Vancouver
– Vancouver Community College
– Douglas College
– Fraser Health
– Canucks Autism Network
– Communitas Care
If your Employment Specialist works with an organization that is listed above as a service partner, they receive any recruitment campaigns we launch. We distribute all recruitment campaigns to our service partners and they are able to recommend you for specific career openings that we are actively recruiting for. If you are qualified for the opportunity, they will need to send your resume, consent form and completed BC WiN Candidate Information form to the Inclusive Workforce Consultant listed in the campaign.
You can apply directly to career openings we are actively recruiting for. If you are qualified for the opportunity, you will need to send your resume, consent form and completed BC WiN Candidate Information form to the Inclusive Workforce Consultant listed in the campaign to apply. If you need employment services support, we are also happy to recommend an agency that can help you best prepare for and keep a job.
Your family member can apply directly to career openings we are actively recruiting for. If qualified for the opportunity, they will need to send a resume, consent form and completed BC WiN Candidate Information form to the Inclusive Workforce Consultant listed in the campaign to apply. If your family member would benefit from employment support, we are happy to recommend an agency that can help them best prepare for and keep a job. We can also connect for a phone discussion to explore the possibility of careers with employers we recruit for.
This is a good question and a sensitive one! The short answer is yes. BC WiN is specifically funded to help connect people with disabilities to employment and the research component is intended to reflect best practices that work to connect employers to this talent pool. Our focus is not so much on a specific diagnosis, which you do not have to disclose, but it can help if we know what part of the hiring process we need to adapt, or if you were hired what would need to be adjusted/accommodated in the workplace, for you to do your best work. Employers can’t adjust or accommodate what they don’t know, so providing open, honest communication around what works, what doesn’t and what would be needed to support a successful employment experience is encouraged.
We also connect all job seekers to our research team (with consent) who are leading the way in identifying inclusive workplace best practices for other businesses to use. By sharing your experiences and participating in research, you could also make a difference for others! You will be asked to complete three short surveys or interviews: one at point of hire, one follow-up survey approximately 6 months from the start of your employment, and one follow-up survey approximately 12 months from the start of your employment. The survey questions will ask you about: your background information, your employment experiences and expectations, as well as your experiences with BCWiN. We will not disclose any information regarding your disability to the employer without your consent. This information will be kept confidential among the BC WiN team and will not be shared with the government or your service provider. he research team will ensure that any information you share is kept safe and remains confidential as per our organization’s Code of Practice [add hyperlink to http://www.srdc.org/about-us/
If you need employment services support, we are happy to recommend an agency that can help you best prepare for and keep a job. This includes customized supports like job coaching, employment readiness training if you are just returning to the workforce following a period of absence, interview preparation and exploring availability of any adaptive equipment that might be helpful to you on the job. The time commitment to participate in the research is approximately 1 hour over 1.5 years.
Applicants have our commitment that we will do everything we can to help set you up for success in a career with the right fit and workplace culture. Most importantly, we will match you with an employer that welcomes and values diversity and inclusion.