Courtenay Location Services

WorkBC: Courtenay

WorkBC Programs

WORK BC offers integrated and accessible services to help British Columbians be successful in finding and keeping work. As part of the WORK BC team led by the Prime Contractor Creative Employment Access Society, VIVRS provides specialized employment and life skill services to Comox Valley residents who have barriers to employment associated with diverse abilities.


Our Courtenay team specializes in providing Customized employment Services and Job Sustainment Services for individuals with diverse abilities through our WORK BC contract.  Services are accessed through referral from the WORK BC team accessed through the Employment Services Centre at the Job Shop. 


In Courtenay we provide the following services;

  • Customized Employment and Discovery Services
  • Support with connection to Work Experience Placements
  • Individualize Placement Services
  • On the Job Support
  • 52 weeks of Job Sustainment Services to support ongoing success

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STEP-IN: Courtenay

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Everyone needs support with that first STEP-IN!

STEP-IN is Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Individualized Training and Employment support for those facing difficulties to find work in the Comox Valley.

STEP-IN to Employment

The STEP-IN program is for you if;

  • You are struggling to find employment
  • You identify as having two or more barriers to employment such as: housing instability, recovering from addiction, prior criminal involvement, mental health challenges, lack of social network, lack of recent and/or Canadian work experience, limited literacy skills, limited English language skills, low self-esteem, low income, youth at risk, older worker of survivor or violence and/or abuse
  • You are wanting to move forward on a plan that is right for you!


STEP-IN offers;

  • Individualized employment planning and skills development to ensure long term success on the job
  • Connection to supports and services required for ongoing success in employment
  • Connection to community resources and agencies to support overall personal wellness
  • Opportunity for basic skills development, examination of personal      wellness and holistic ways of thinking about self and success, and on the      job training and work experience

Get more information

To get more information on our services, or to get connected with a specialist in Courtenay please call one of our phone numbers listed below, fill out our 'Contact form' (click the 'Contact Us' button below), or send an email to Ingrid.T@shaw.ca.

Courtenay Client Services Location

VIVRS Client Services are located at Creative Employment Access Society

Unit 103 - 555 4th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1H3, Canada

WorkBC Services: 250-334-3119 or Fax: 250-338-7594 Step-In Services: 250-207-3812 or 250-207-3818

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Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce agreement