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Looking for Employment? We can help!

There are 2 ways to apply: do it yourself online, or with help over the phone.

Apply for WorkBC Services online by yourself.

Follow the “Directions to Apply for WorkBC Services Online” below!

We will guide you through applying for WorkBC Services online at your own pace.

Detailed instructions are available below! If you need help or get stuck during the registration process, call your nearest centre.

Get one-on-one help over the phone to apply for WorkBC Services.

Call us now and ask for help registering for WorkBC Services:

Castlegar: 250-365-6515
Grand Forks: 250-442-2722
Trail: 250-512-3001

Our expert staff will guide you through applying for WorkBC Services over the phone! You’ll still need Internet access.

What You Need:

You’ll need to have some information handy before you start!
  • An email address unique to you. If you don’t have an email address, or share an email with someone else, register for any email service of your choice. We suggest Google’s Gmail, which you can register for here: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp. A private and personal email address is required to receive WorkBC Services.
  • Some personal information:
    • Name, date of birth and gender
    • Social Insurance Number
    • Phone Number
  • About 20 minutes. Yep, that’s all it takes!

Directions to apply:

Follow these steps to apply for WorkBC Services. If you need help at any time during the registration process, call us at the number for your Centre above. Our staff will be happy to assist you!

  1. Register for WorkBC Services on apply.workbc.ca:
    1. Visit this page and click “Create an Account”: apply.workbc.ca
    2. Follow the step-by-step sign-up process You will login with, or register for, a BCeID during this process, which you will use to login to Online Employment Services (OES).
    3. Once you click the “Logout & Continue” button in the last step, you will receive a confirmation email with the subject “Online Employment Services Email Verification”. Continue to Step 2.
  2. Complete your OES (Online Employment Services) profile:
    1. Open the email you were sent with the subject “Online Employment Services Email Verification” and follow the directions to setup your account and complete your OES (Online Employment Services) profile.
    2. Once complete, you will be able to access OES anytime at apply.workbc.ca by logging in with your BCeID. This is one of the two online accounts you require to receive WorkBC services, so keep your BCeID username and password safe. Continue to Step 3.
  3. Register for your Virtual WorkBC Centre account:
    1. Register for the Virtual WorkBC Centre here: virtual.kcds.ca/register. You will need to enter the BCeID username you used in Step 1 when registering for WorkBC so we can verify you as having applied for WorkBC Services at the Castlegar, Grand Forks, or Trial WorkBC Centre.
    2. Once you submit the registration form, you’ll receive an email with the subject “Welcome to WorkBC Kootenay – Activate your Account!”. Click the “Activate your Account” button in this email – you will be logged in automatically!
    3. In the future you will be able to access the Virtual WorkBC Centre at virtual.kcds.ca by logging in with your email and the password. This is the second of the two online accounts you will need to receive WorkBC services, so keep your email and password safe.
Would you like more detailed instructions?

Our detailed, step-by-step guide will take you through applying for services. Check it out:

Step-by-Step Instructions

Congratulations!

See the “Access your Services” section below to learn how to access WorkBC!

Virtual Services

Login to your Virtual Services using the account you registered for at virtual.kcds.ca!

  • Access our online workshops, webinars and resources.
  • Request to meet with our employment experts!
  • Utilize our Virtual Resource Room for job search help.

Login to Virtual Services