Our Programs

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QWORKS is a FREE 20-week Skills Training for Employment Program, assisting members of British Columbia’s 2SLGBTQ+ community facing multiple barriers to find sustainable employment.   

The QWORKS Program is delivered in a hybrid model combining live online classes with self-paced learning, and features content specifically tailored to the experiences and needs of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals. QWORKS also includes one-on-one coaching, including referrals to personal supports, employment placements, and on-the-job training.

Gray Skills is a Skills Training for Employment program for mature workers with disabilities who reside on Vancouver Island. This FREE program is delivered virtually, and offers a community-focused, dual-track approach, incorporating foundational skills training and pre-employment preparation. The training is tailored based on individual needs, offering either employment or self-employment programming to best suit each participant. 

Gray Skills is a Skills Training for Employment program for mature workers with disabilities who reside on Vancouver Island. This FREE program is delivered virtually, and offers a community-focused, dual-track approach, incorporating foundational skills training and pre-employment preparation. The training is tailored based on individual needs, offering either employment or self-employment programming to best suit each participant. 

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Entrepreneurs on the Rise is a FREE program, aimed at providing women and non-binary people the opportunity to start their own businesses and reach financial stability and independence. Presented by ETHOS Career Management Group in partnership with Community Futures British Columbia.

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

Skills Quest for Young Adults is a FREE online training program, focusing on the nine Skills for Success identified by the Government of Canada as required by today’s employers and essential in the workplace.

Funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.

Skills Quest for Young Adults is a FREE online training program, focusing on the nine Skills for Success identified by the Government of Canada as required by today’s employers and essential in the workplace.

Funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.

Young adults aged 16-29 years.

South to Central Vancouver Island, online.

6 weeks.

Skills Quest for Success is a FREE online training program, focusing on the nine Skills for Success identified by the Government of Canada. You will benefit from this program by improving your foundational and transferable skills to better prepare you for meeting on-the-job demands and entering or re-entering the labour force.

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Skills for Success Program.

Business Works Central Alberta is a provincially sponsored (in partnership with the federal government) FREE 26-week self-employment training program designed to help people shift from unemployment to self-employment in Central Alberta. This program ensures that new business start-ups have comprehensive business plans able to withstand challenging economic conditions and remain economically viable in the long term.
Business Works Central Alberta is a provincially sponsored (in partnership with the federal government) FREE 26-week self-employment training program designed to help people shift from unemployment to self-employment in Central Alberta. This program ensures that new business start-ups have comprehensive business plans able to withstand challenging economic conditions and remain economically viable in the long term.

People aged 18 and up

Reed Deer and Central Alberta

26 weeks.

Ready to Rise (R2R) is a FREE employment program for women that is flexible, customized, and fully online. It is self-paced and provides specialized skills training and individual support to enter or re-enter the workforce and/or return to school. Participants receive a wide range of supports such as: a training wage, transportation support, short-term certificate training, wage subsidy opportunities, and job start supports based on their needs.

The Inclusive Employers Hiring Hub (The HUB) helps employers hire persons with disabilities.

Employers can access interactive web-based training and resources to learn how to interview, hire, and retain Persons with Disabilities. Registered job seekers can view a Job Board with postings from employers who have completed this training.

The Inclusive Employers Hiring Hub (The HUB) helps employers hire persons with disabilities.

Employers can access interactive web-based training and resources to learn how to interview, hire, and retain Persons with Disabilities. Registered job seekers can view a Job Board with postings from employers who have completed this training.

What our Program Participants Have to Say...

At ETHOS, our dedicated staff and skilled subcontractors are committed to empowering the WorkSafeBC clientele with a comprehensive range of services tailored to their individual needs.  

Our current agreement encompasses an array of essential services, including expert Resume & Cover Letter Preparation, Job Search Skills Services to enhance employability, and Individualized Job Placement Services to match candidates with the right opportunities. We take pride in delivering Customized Vocational Rehabilitation Services that prioritize each client’s unique requirements, fostering a supportive environment for their successful rehabilitation and return to the workforce. Moreover, our team collaborates with industry experts to provide unparalleled Psycho-Vocational Assessments and Business Feasibility Assessments. These services, a step above the rest, ensure our clients receive the highest standard of support to achieve their vocational goals effectively and sustainably. 

At ETHOS, we go the extra mile to exceed expectations, offering Value-added services such as online job search workshops, state-of-the-art tools, and meticulously crafted, internally developed workbooks.  

With ETHOS you will find we are innovative, compassionate, and experts at Vocational Rehabilitation Services tailored to WorkSafeBC’s clients’ unique needs. 

Past Programs

  • Aboriginal Work Connections

  • BC FoodWORKS

  • Business Works for Youth

  • Canadian Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Services

  • DigitalWORKS

  • Experience Works

  • Experience Works Entrepreneur

  • Experience Works Mobile

  • CARE - Abbotsford, Mission, Gulf Islands, Nanaimo, Parksville-Qualicum, Saanich, Sidney

  • Grayskills

  • Job Options - Duncan, Parksville-Qualicum, Sechelt

  • Job Options BC - Urban Older Worker - Greater Victoria

  • QmunityWorks

  • Retirement by Design

  • RiseUP!

  • TIOW - Targeted Initiative for Older Workers

  • The Trades & Technology Toolbox