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Make a career of caring

Every day, over 600 WJS Canada staff in three provinces across Canada work to improve the lives of people facing a wide range of physical, mental, social and other issues.

As one of us, you will strengthen individuals and return them to their communities as inspired and able contributors.

We offer a high level of satisfaction for career seekers who have strong character and high goals, including:

Compassion and a determination to provide extraordinary service.
The desire to be part of a similarly motivated team.
Eager to return to purposeful work in your field after raising a family or traveling.
Retired and interested in part-time work in a rewarding field.
New to Canada and wanting to apply skills brought from another country.
Hopeful of working in and contributing to your own community.

At WJS Canada you will have the support you need to be the best you can, including:

Programming that meets current best practices.
Innovation that sets and defines new standards of care.
Individualized service programs.
Shared commitment from the president and CEO to the front line staff.
An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
World-class staff training and personal development.
A salary that is fair and equitable for the sector.
Health and wellness initiatives and an excellent benefit plan.

WJS Canada / Strength in People / Peter Farnden, CEO

Peter Farnden is the CEO of Canada's largest privately-owned social services company. Every day, his dedicated team of over 600 multi-skilled caregivers give over 1300 people in three provinces the promise of a better future and a place in the community

Join our Team!

Employment opportunities available in BC, Alberta and Ontario.

WJS Canada is recognized for program excellence, powered by the passion and creativity of our employees. Our 600 person team defines leadership in policy and program development and service excellence. Our standard-setting programs in the fields of community living/PDD, children and families, youth justice, and supported employment are accredited or certified and highly regarded in the three provinces in which we offer services. We are proud to support our programs and our staff with our commitment to training and staff development.

We’re growing to meet a growing need.

We continue to build our team with people who share our commitment to service, community and individualized programming, and our values of integrity, inclusion, work-life balance, life long learning, excellence, leadership and justice. As one of us, you will:

Make a positive difference in the lives of the people you serve.
Provide standard-setting service.
Enhance and strengthen your community.
Enjoy a challenging, safe, healthy and rewarding workplace.

WJS Canada / Our People

Debbie Olinyk is Director of Human Resources for WJS Canada. WJS Canada is the largest privately-owned social services company in Canada with a dedicated team of over 600 serving more than 1,300 people in 3 provinces every day. We work hard to provide those facing challenges with a brighter future.

Enjoy industry-leading benefits

We offer highly competitive pay and an outstanding work environment. Other benefits can include:

Medical and Dental.
Pension Plan.
Paid Vacation and Sick time.
Choices of work situation with excellent opportunities for advancement.
Flexible schedules and hours.
Opportunities for professional development.
Live, work and play in an inclusive and welcoming community

WJS Canada values the dedication and expertise of its workforce. We welcome applicants who have a demonstrated philosophical commitment backed by the education, skills, and experience to support people with developmental disabilities. Prospective employees are required to meet a number of prerequisite conditions including a cleared criminal record check, medical certification, and TB screening. Some positions also require a class 4 (professional) drivers’ licence. WJS Canada provides ongoing educational opportunities for employees through its Training and Development department.



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About WJS Canada

W. J. Stelmaschuk and Associates Ltd. — also known as WJS Canada or simply WJS — was incorporated in 1983 to respond to changes in the delivery of social and human services. WJS contracts with governments across Canada to provide community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, and young offenders.

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#2, 11491 Kingston Street
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 0Y6
501 to 1,000
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