Greater Victoria has excellent employment agencies and the MFRC is fortunate to have great working relationships with them. If you need help finding a job, we recommend that you get in contact with the appropriate agency in your community.
If you need employment assistance related to being a military family member new to the area, we have trained staff to provide guidance on gaining meaningful employment. There are also employment workshops and employer information sessions from time-to-time hosted at our facility in Colwood.
|Victoria and Saanich||G.T. Hiring Solutions|
|Sidney||Beacon Community Services|
|Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, the Highlands and Sooke||WorkLink|
|Cowichan Valley||Global Vocational Services|
This episode of The Military Lifestyle podcast looks at how military family members can address resumes, references, informational interviews plus a few skills that you can highlight. Special guest: Kim Dillon, WorkLink.
Be sure to check out the MFRC’s Job Links page.
Looking for work in BC? Be sure to check out WorkBC for lots of great resources and to find an employment service centre near you.
On the BGRS Guide website, you’ll be able to register and manage your relocation. This replaces the Integrated Relocation Project (IRP) which reimbursed the cost of some expenses related to the job search of the military spouse/partner when relocating in a new community.
Persons with Disabilities
Contact the Family Navigator Coordinator at the MFRC for help navigating systems.
Recommended Link: Victoria Disability Resource Centre
English as a Second Language
Contact the MFRC to register for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
Recommended Links: Société francophone de Victoria, Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society
- Work it Out with Military Family Services provide online training sessions geared to military spouses and adult family members.
- Your Career Path is a virtual career counselling program offered two times per year.
- Helping Entrepreneurs Reach Complete Success (HERCS) is an online training program offered multiple times per year.
- Military Spousal Employment Network is a self-directed resource where military spouses can directly access employers and employment opportunities.