Employment Program

As of April 2, 2012, the Employment Program of British Columbia (EPBC) is the Ministry of Social Development one-stop employment program. EPBC replaces all other employment programs and services, and provincial employment programs for BC Employment Assistance (BCEA) recipients – including British Columbia Employment Program (BCEP), Community Assistance Program (CAP), Bridging Employment Programs (BEP) and Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities (EPPD - ACHIEVE) – that were available prior to April 2, 2012. The EPBC integrates services from these former programs into a single, comprehensive employment program. EPBC services include self-serve job search services, as well as client needs assessment, case management and other employment service options, for those needing more individualized services, to prepare for, find and maintain sustainable employment.

EPBC services are available to all unemployed British Columbians seeking work, including ministry income assistance and disability assistance clients. The purpose of having BCEA clients participate in the EPBC is to assist them to achieve employment as quickly as possible, and to become more independent.

The Ministry of Social Development will identify clients with employment obligations for formal referral to EPBC for case management using the Integrated Case Management system. These clients will be referred, unless they meet ministry non-referral criteria. (excerpt from MSD website)

Service area: Williams Lake/100 Mile House and Ashcroft

Funded by the Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance and in Partnership with Horton Ventures Inc.

Address / Contact Info

Canadian Mental Health Association - Cariboo Chilcotin Branch Co-op Building
51 4TH AVE SOUTH Williams Lake, BCV2G 1J6
Executive Director : Ian McLaughlin
Across from Safeway, White Building

Phone Numbers

Main Office : (250) 398-8220
Fax : (250) 392-4456

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: 8:30-4:30

Walk-in hours: 8:30-4:30


Accessibility features: wheelchair accessible

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This program was last updated on 18 Nov 2015.