About Us

Alberni Valley Employment Centre Staff

The Alberni Valley Employment Centre provides free assistance and support to job-seekers in the Alberni-Clayoquot region of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.  We are the designated WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Port Alberni, with satellite offices in Tofino and Ucluelet.

WorkBC Employment Service Centres across the province are responsible for delivering the Employment Program of British Columbia, created by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to provide a one-stop centre for employment and labour market services for clients, employers and communities.

AVEC's Resource Centres are fully staffed and equipped to help all unemployed people to access self serve resources, including current information on employment opportunities, and the use of computers, fax machines, photocopiers and telephones for job search and related activities.  We also offer group based workshops on topics related to preparing for, finding, obtaining and maintaining employment, as well as access to training and apprenticeship supports, wage subsidy and self-employment services.

Case Managers are available to help clients make career decisions, conduct a successful job search, or apply to participate in Employment Program of BC services.

The Alberni Valley Employment Centre delivers the Employment Program of BC in partnership with INEO Employment Services and Community Futures Development Corporation of Alberni Clayoquot, together offering a broad scope of employment services to residents in the Alberni Clayoquot region.

 The Alberni Valley Employment Centre is managed by Island Work Transitions, Inc. (IWT).

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We are a certified Safe Harbour Affiliate, committed to building awareness and increasing understanding of diversity and inclusion in our own workplace, and in the community.

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The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia