Who’s Hiring During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Have you recently lost your job due to COVID-19?  Or were you in the middle of your job search when COVID-19 hit?  These are uncertain times for many industries and job seekers but don’t give up on your job search!  Being aware of the job market is so important during such times.  Understand that industries such as Tourism, Food Service, Hospitality have been hit hard due to the pandemic.  So bring your focus to industries that are hiring such as:

  • Shipping and delivery companies
  • Online learning companies
  • Pharmacies, grocery stores, home delivery meal services
  • Remote communications and meeting services
  • Social media
  • IT
  • Medical/Pharmaceutical
  • Public Sector
  • Security
  • Healthcare
  • Recruiting or employment agencies
  • Construction

Here are some job postings and resources to help in your job search:


Grocery Market Cashier/Clerk at Quest Food Exchange 

Quest assists individuals each month through partnerships with local social service agencies by providing their clients with access to our not-for-profit grocery markets and by delivering raw food materials to agencies for their own meal programs. In this manner, those helping Quest are also helping hundreds of other agencies and their clients.  Please visit www.questoutreach.org for more information about Quest Food Exchange.  

The Grocery Market Cashier/Clerk is responsible for tallying client totals, and ensuring accurate financial transaction; customer service including assisting shoppers, suggesting products; maintaining the stock levels and shelf displays; maintaining current pricing and signage; preparation and cleanliness of the Grocery Market for daily operations and client shopping.

Location: 2020 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC

Full job description can be found here: Grocery Market Cashier-Clerk job description

Please send your resumes to Sandra Mora at [email protected].  

Part-time Security Guard positions with Paladin Security 

Paladin Security offers the best employment and most development opportunities of any security company in the country. With a coast to coast reputation as the Employer of Choice, Paladin was selected Best Place to Work 2016 and is the only security firm ever to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

Positions available:

Security Guard – Healthcare Facilities (Patient Watch, On-Call)

Security Guard – Hospitals

Customer Service – Hospitals

Please send an email to Nenad Stojkovic at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the job postings.  

Milieu Family Services Hiring for Community Support Workers 

Consider advancing your career by joining Milieu, a province wide social service provider. Milieu is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals. Our agency believes a diverse workforce will enhance our ability to fulfill the mission to empower and support people as valued, contributing citizens in communities.

We are seeking highly motivated, qualified candidates with a background in supporting people with developmental disabilities, child and youth care, mental health or addictions, who enjoy challenging and life changing work that fosters community inclusion for persons served. We are also seeking contracted shared living providers who are thoughtful, enthusiastic, exercise good judgement and thrive on supporting people to have the greatest quality of life.

Please visit here for more information about open positions within Milieu: milieu.ca/adults/careers/

List of 100+ Hiring Companies during COVID-19 across Canada 

Links to the organization’s career page as well contact information is provided in the spreadsheet.

Companies creating new jobs in response to COVID-19 pandemic

New jobs include specialized cleaning services in housing, COVID compliance officers in industries such as construction, and greeters to screen people at nursing homes.”


Do you have any questions about the job postings or resources?  Need support in your job search?  Please send an email to your Career Advisor, Linus Leow, at [email protected] for career and employment support.