Eligibility for Employment Services

To be eligible for personal services and supports you must be unemployed and legally allowed to work in British Columbia.

You are considered unemployed if you:

  • are not working
  • are working an average of fewer than twenty (20) hours per week, AND
    • are actively seeking full-time employment
  • are unable to work full-time because of a disability, but want to work more hours
  • have received a notice that you will be laid off soon
  • must leave your current job because of a medical reason
  • are at significant risk of losing your employment because of a disability

Full-time students are not considered unemployed.

In some cases, financial supports are available for eligible clients.

Please note : ***Not all unemployed BC job seekers are eligible for personal supports and services.***

For more information on eligibility, please visit: WorkBC


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