A Quick and Smooth Transition into the Local Labour Market

November 18, 2020

Ayo and her family moved from Calgary to Maple Ridge in October 2020. Less than one month later, Ayo is employed full-time!

Although she was very keen to begin working right away, she was unfamiliar with the area and had no idea where to start with her job search. Online, Ayo found the WorkBC website and contacted the Maple Ridge Centre. She complete a number of career assessments that helped her determined her strengths, barriers and challenges. She attended workshops that helped her re-design and update her resume, build a job search strategy and prepare for interviews. With the support of the Centre’s Employment Placement Specialist she was connected to a local employer and was hired!

Ayo is now working full-time as an Administrative Assistant with the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy in Pitt Meadows. Here is what Ayo has to say about her Maple Ridge WorkBC experience:

“I moved to Maple Ridge, BC, On October 14, 2020. With the workshops and the support given to me by WorkBC, I was able to successfully secure an Administrative Position in less than a month of having moved. The people at WorkBC go above and beyond for you. They will do everything that they can to prepare you for a more successful job hunt, the interview, and post interview. They will also continue to support you in any way that they can even after you’ve received your position.  I’m so blessed to have found the WorkBC website, and taken the initiative to get in contact with them as soon as I arrived in BC. They definitely helped me to have a smooth transition into the workforce and helped my stress level to go from high, to very low. I am very appreciative of this company, and would recommend that everybody take advantage of this resource that is given to us! You will not be disappointed.”