Employment and Skills


Work BC


WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia.

Working one on one with clients, the WorkBC staff offer a wide range of services and supports to help BC job seekers find and maintain employment and improve employment readiness.

Philosophy

To support clients in getting a job as quickly as possible and keeping it.

Program Criteria Include

  • Men and women 16 years of age or older
  • Valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Unemployed
  • Working less than 20 hours per week
  • Person With disability (PWD)
  • Income Assistance Recipients
  • Employment Insurance Recipients
  • No source of income

Additional Resources

Implicit Career Search Workshop: An innovative approach to exploring career and life options. Some clients can qualify for training supports or back to school funding.

Individual Counseling: Access to specialized counseling i.e. sexual abuse, post traumatic stress disorder

Howard Industries

Providing opportunities for employment and training has been a foundation service of JHSNOK since the 1960's.

In fact, the founding Executive Director, Bill Hesketh, was decades ahead of his time when he created Howard Industries as a separate arm of the Society for the sole purpose of reconnecting homeless and unemployed men, and those who had recently been released from incarceration, with the work world. Until the early 1990’s, Howard Industries provided employment and training opportunities primarily in the forest, agricultural and construction sector.

Howard Industries Ltd. was revived in 2010 as an incorporated entity, separate from the John Howard Society. Howard Industries functions as a social enterprise – a business venture designed to provide a needed service or goods to the marketplace, while supporting the mission of the John Howard Society of the North Okanagan/Kootenay Region of BC.

Howard Industries provides the following services:

  • Handyman services: providing general clean-up and moving services to local residents and businesses.
  • Catering: delicious meals and snacks for meetings and private contracts.

For more information on our services or to submit a resume:

Email: info@nulljhsnok.ca
Attention: Howard Industries Manager

Work BC


WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia. Working one on one with clients, the WorkBC staff offer a wide range of services and supports to h...

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Howard Industries


Providing opportunities for employment and training has been a foundation service of JHSNOK since the 1960's. In fact, the founding Executive Director, Bill Hesketh, was decades ahead of his ti...

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