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Worker Finds a New Place to Grow
Employee of the Month

April 29, 2019

Worker Finds a New Place to Grow

I was working at Icon for TLC, and a lead hand told me about all the great services EMBERS provides. I noticed a lot of guys from TLC not being called back, and I asked how much he was making at EMBERS. When I found out he was making more at EMBERS, I decided to work here. I’ve been working with EMBERS now for 4 or 5 months.

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Worker Finds a Fit in Non-Profit Temporary Labour
Employee of the Month

April 29, 2019

Worker Finds a Fit in Non-Profit Temporary Labour

I had just finished a recovery program at UGM and wanted to gradually start working again. So when I saw an advertisement for EMBERS, I decided to apply. I was well received, and they actually wanted me to work the same day. I was a little surprised and told them I’d be back the next day. I came back, and they put me to work right away.

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Female Entrepreneurs Empower One Another
Academy

April 29, 2019

Female Entrepreneurs Empower One Another

Since 2001, EMBERS Ventures’ Vancouver has helped over 750 entrepreneurs build, grow and operate their own small businesses. This is done through three main programs: EMBERS Build A Business Program, EMBERS Grow A Business Program, and EMBERS EI Sponsored Self Employment Program.

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Worker Stays Active with Skilled Labour
Employee of the Month

April 25, 2019

Worker Stays Active with Skilled Labour

Before I came to EMBERS, I was a building manager for a hotel, where I took care of plumbing and general maintenance. I was living in a small town at the time, and I thought it would be easy to get a job in Vancouver. However, I found it really hard to find a job as an older man. I was staying at the Salvation Army shelter and struggling, but then I came into EMBERS and got a job right away. Now I’ve been with EMBERS for nine months.

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