WorkBC Centre Fernie is dedicated to the idea of working together to create a more inclusive, diverse and accessible workforce in British Columbia.
Diverse and inclusive workplaces are twice as likely to meet or exceed financial targets, six times more likely to be innovative and six times more likely to effectively anticipate change. Among employees with disabilities, staff retention was 72% higher. This can save Canadian employers millions in recruitment and training costs. WorkBC is here to support both employers and individuals with disabilities in their search for work. Services that may be available include:
- Financial supports for disability-related supports or assistive technology required
- Wage Subsidy opportunities
- Customized Employment
With Customized Employment, a Specialist works with the individual to discover skills and interests. Working with employers, they create an employment profile that is subsequently used to match the individual’s skillset with the employers’ needs. Once an individual is matched with an employer, job coaching is available as well as ongoing job sustainment services.
Our team of Employer Liaisons and Employment Counsellors at WorkBC Centre Fernie are here to get you started today!