Robert Lee YMCA

Ages 45+

Job searching in today’s economy is tough–especially if you’re a mature worker trying to adapt to a rapidly changing labour market. Experience Works is a six week group based job-readiness training program with twenty four weeks of work placement and job development support.  The program provides the training and support necessary for job seekers ages 45+ to gain the confidence, skills and experience needed to secure and maintain employment. 

Participants also benefit from:

  • Group workshops on topics such as resumes, job search, interviews, communication strategies, goal setting and basic computer skills.  
  • One-on-one support with experienced career advisors for your individual job placement needs.  
  • Connecting with fellow job seekers to create a network of support and community
  • Access to funding for short term skills training and certifications 
  • On-going support with a job developer after program completion

To participate in the program, you must be:

  • Between the ages of 45 and 72 years
  • Eligible to work in BC
  • A resident of Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey or Delta
  • Unemployed or underemployed working less than 20 hours/week 
  • Not attending school
  • Not eligible for EI benefits

Are you an employer looking for experienced and skilled employees?
We are also seeking employers interested in wage subsidies to provide work placements for participants. In addition to creating diversity in the workplace, we help employers recruit and screen candidates, cover training costs required of many positions and offer exclusive access to experienced job seekers. Grow your organization with our experienced participants!

Prospective participants must participate in an information session.

For more information, interested participants or employers should contact 604-685-8066 or exw@gv.ymca.ca.



Robert Lee YMCA

View Larger Map 955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2
Phone: 604-689-9622
Fax: 604-699-9622
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