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Find a sense of purpose through meaningful employment.

Get caring support from knowledgeable professionals with over 20 years of experience in career and self discovery. You'll feel valued knowing you have someone in your corner to help you grow, expand your network and clarify your goals, strengths and opportunities.

Best of all, you can access all our services for FREE, virtually or in person!

Struggling to find the right job?

I apply but don't hear back.
  • Build a killer resume and cover letter
  • Practice your interview skills
  • Earn certificates

Not sure how to apply your education?

I'm graduating. Now what?
  • Explore careers that suit your studies
  • Network with industry leaders
  • Rediscover yourself through personality and skill assessments

Transition from a job to a career.

I'm ready for a challenge
  • Switch jobs or get promoted
  • Discover educational possibilities
  • Make professional connections
Thank you donors and funders!

We would not be able to offer free community employment programs without your support.

YMCA Connects is funded by RBC Future Launch, Coast Capital Savings and the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund.

YMCA Jumpstart to Employment is funded by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

Lifeguard Development Program

Start working as a lifeguard and swim instructor through free training and certification. Paid work experience is included and those who complete the program will receive a $300 bonus.

YMCA Job Opportunities

Team up with the Y and discover what it means to truly belong. We are more than a gym: we are a community hub dedicated to the development of people of all ages and backgrounds—in spirit, mind and body.