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IMPACT - Immigrant Pathways to Alternative Careers in Technology

If you have come to this page, you may need a little help finding work that uses your capabilities fully. If you are looking to re-enter a regulated career, that might mean studying for tests and having your credentials assessed. Alternative careers can be temporary or permanent. You choose what fits you.

For the moment, we know you want to be working and using your skills. Are you really ready to consider an alternative career? Take this self-assessment quiz.

On this page, you’ll find several resources to help inspire and educate you about alternative careers.

Success Stories

Past Webinars

Animated Flow Charts

Infographics

 

Success Stories

How’d they do it? Success Stories of Immigrant Professionals Choosing Alternative Careers

Click on any of these stories of newcomers who’ve made a change to an alternative career, which means they’ve often left behind a regulated occupation for a new path in a different, often unregulated, occupation. The stories you read will show you how they did it.

Advice from our friends

You’ll also be able to click on webinars that include a look at alternative careers in Engineering, Life and Environmental Sciences and Information and Communication Technology.

Past Webinars

Alternative Careers in ICT

Use your skills in Information and Communication Technology to find satisfying alternative careers.

When: Thu – Mar 17, 2016, 7:00 to 8:00 am PST

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Alternative Careers in B.C.’s Environmental and Life Sciences

Use your skills in Environmental and Life Sciences to find satisfying alternative careers.

When: Thu – Feb. 4, 2016, 9:00 to 10:00 am PST

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Alternative Careers in Engineering

Use your skills in Engineering to find satisfying alternative careers.

When: Wed – Jan 20, 2016, 10:00 to 11:00 am PST

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Animated Flow Charts

Ride along in these animated flow charts that shows you varied paths that can be taken in three different technology sectors, as well as the general emotional path that many newcomers experience in finding alternative careers. If you don’t like the music, you can mute it by clicking the bottom left corner of your screen.

Pathways for International Engineers

Alternative Pathways in Life Sciences

Alternative Careers in ICT

Thinking Your Way to Alternative Career

Infographics

Finally, if you like thinking by numbers and seeing a quick glimpse of alternative career topics, check our growing Infographics section. Please click on any of the following thumbnails for a larger resolution copy of the infographics.

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