South Okanagan Services

The following section includes links and telephone contact numbers for employment assistance agencies throughout the South Okanagan Region.

Career Contact Centre (operated by YMCA – YWCA) – Penticton
Telephone: (250) 492-9600
Assistance with resume and cover letter preparation; access to computers, phones, fax, photocopier and internet for individuals up to and including the age of 29

Connections Employment Assessment and Referral Center - Penticton
Telephone: (250) 493-0225
Assistance with resume and cover letter preparation, interview skills and general job search support

Destinations – Penticton
Telephone: (250) 492-8447
Destinations specializes in jobs for tourism and tourism-related industries. Working with the Ministry of Human Resources, Destinations finds qualified candidates for prospective employers

Human Resource Development Canada - Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities – Penticton
Telephone: (250) 545-2125 ext. 207
Assistance for unemployed persons with disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment or self- employment.

Job Finding Club - Penticton
Telephone: (250) 490-8380
Group job-hunting course that includes three weeks of job search assistance and continued material and facilities support until employment is obtained

Support and Referral Service for People with Disabilities (Desert Rose Society) – Penticton
Telephone: (250) 493-2117
Support and referral services for people with disabilities, intake for Human Resource Development Canada Opportunities Fund; intake for Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology’s vocational and rehabilitation services program; referral and support for clients who have Permanent Disability Status who are seeking employment.

Technology Training Solutions - Penticton
Telephone: (250) 490-3960
Delivered by OUC, this program provides information about distance education, internet courses and research opportunities as well as customized technical training for businesses

WorkZone – Oliver and Osoyoos
Telephone: (250) 485-0115 (Oliver) and (250) 495-3955 (Osoyoos)
Employment information, resources and services to unemployed South Okanagan residents to assist them in seeking, preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment.

JobWave BC - Penticton
Telephone: (250) 492-8988
Delivered by Community Futures Development Corporation, this centre offers a range of information and services including career planning, resume preparation, interview skills and general job search support for individuals age 19 or older.