Bridge (Building Resources & Independence while Developing Goals & Employment) is a Youth Employment Service for 17-24 year olds. Suitability for this service is determined, in partnership, with the funding partners (CLBC – Youth 19-24 years of age diagnosed with a developmental disability or GT Hiring Solutions utilizing their Customized Employment Development Funds), the potential participant, the family/caregiver and CSCL’s BRIDGE Youth Employment Service Associate Director (or designate). Youth must express an interest and be motivated in pursuing paid employment. Youth work with a Vocational Counsellor to develop their pre-employment skills. Youth will have the opportunity to complete 1-2 work experience placements and then begin to seek paid employment (with their Vocational Counsellor’s support). Once paid employment is obtained, the Vocational Counsellor will shadow and coach the Youth during their shifts (as a way of training them) and then will gradually fade out their job supports as the youth becomes more independent at their job.

For more information contact the Chilliwack Society for Community Living at

Catch 22 Solutions

Catch 22 Solutions is a work program for youth aged 16-30 years based in Chilliwack. During this 12-week program you’ll be paid $10.85 per hour, 30 hours a week.  At the same time you’ll get a chance to learn customer service, retail and life skills, gain job search training and certifications, plus get 7 weeks of actual work experience.

Contact Anita or Cherie Lynn at Agora Employment Essentials604-702-0361 or

The Breakfast Club (ages 18-24)

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm.  For youth and young adults to receive continuous support as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.  The program serves a hot breakfast while discussing topics such as financial literacy, housekeeping, tenant behavior, employment skills, resume building, health and hygiene, and healthy relationships. Open referral, 7 days a week.

Contact Cyrus Centre – 604-795-5773 or

Virtual Skills Training for Employment Preparation (VSTEP)

VSTEP is a program for youth between the ages of 17-29 that are experiencing barriers or challenges that directly impact their ability to prepare, find and maintain employment. Specializing in working with Young Adults in Care, former Young Adults in care and homeless youth. Services are individualized and can be provided in a virtual environment or in person, and are available in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope and Boston Bar.

Call 604-504-5419 at Buxton Consulting to contact an Employment Specialist.


The Chilliwack WorkBC Employment Services Centre (ESC) serves as a one-stop employment services shop. Whether you are looking for work, interested in changing jobs, enrolled in an apprenticeship program, receiving Provincial Income Assistance, receiving Federal Employment Insurance, or just interested in what’s happening in the local labour market, you’ve come to the right place. Available resources are: a job board, online resources, resource centre, workshops.

WorkBC Chilliwack
200 – 45905 Yale Road
Chilliwack, BC  V2P 2M6

Youth BEAT Fraser Valley Employment Program

A FREE employment program that supports youth with mental health barriers to Breakthrough to Employment And Training. Provides a wealth of support, training and mentorship that is tailored to meet the individual needs of participants. Benefits:

  • 5 weeks of workshops based around employability, wellness and life skills
  • 12-week support phase during work placements
  • Daily breakfast, weekly living & grocery allowances, transit supports
  • 6 month YMCA Fitness Membership

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 15-29
  • Experiencing mental health challenges
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Not attending full time school.

Referral not required. Must attend an information session or meet with program staff prior to program start. See the flyer.
Contact or text/call 236-522-1277.

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