Retail Makes Work Enjoyable & Get help and advice at a WorkBC Centre

There are many reasons to choose the retail industry to work in with many varied and rewarding positions available to work in sales, customer service and providing information, problem solving and so much more within a retail environment.   Even in shops and services in your own residential community.


Larger retailers such as Save On Foods, Winners and Shoppers Drug Mart provide and environment to thrive along with many co-workers, an assortment of merchandise to learn about, stock and sell, and meet customers of all ages and origins that bring their own personal attributes to your working environment.


Smaller retailers within a mall such as Purdy’s and Telus are location based and offer a unique way to meet and talk with customers with common requests but allow you to meet people from your local community.


Service based businesses such as insurance and telecommunications required close relationships to not just customers but other suppliers of services that are part of this business’s unique selection and offerings of preferred professional products and services and really have a multi-tiered approach to the final outcome and sale to any particular customer.


Working and experiencing a job in retail is one of the highlights in any person’s career.  You learn how to cultivate relationships in the workplace including with co-workers, different levels of management, and even other locations of the business, plus you interact and understand assorted consumer behaviours and become adept at better understanding humankind and motivation, ultimately benefiting yourself by expanding your own personal skill sets to improve relationships of all kinds, personal and external.   Retail and service including hospitality is number one in British Columbia and the rewards start early with first jobs and extend right through full careers and post career positions to fulfill and bring personal rewards at the local level.


Find your dream job in BC, explore a new career, get professional advice and start planning for the future by visiting the WorkBC Centre in North Vancouver.   Trained staff will help you find the services you need to start and succeed in your job search.


Free employment and career services:

  • Career planning
  • Job search workshops
  • One to one resume and career advising
  • Paid short and long term training
  • Employer connections and wage subsidies
  • Funding and training
  • Self-employment planning
  • Internet, phone, photocopying


Many FREE employment services for job seekers ages 16 to 65+ years include specialized workshops and support for immigrants, youth, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, survivors of violence and abuse, older workers and women returning to work after an absence.


Visit the WorkBC Centre website for all kinds of additional information that is available for you.