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Career Services


Settlement Program-Employment

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Are you a newcomer looking for gainful employment? We have the resources, training and support to help you return to the workforce.

The Settlement Program-Employment provides immigrants, live-in caregivers and refugee newcomers with information about BC's job market, guidance and support on employment issues and connection to the broader community.

We provide:

  • Help build a realistic career plan and identify potential barriers
  • Referrals to employment resources, programs and training
  • Information on community events, workshops and career fairs
  • Help with researching labour market and finding employment options
  • Support with creating targeted resumes and cover letters
  • Coaching on interview techniques and job search strategies
  • Help understand hiring practices and BC employment customs

Job search workshops are also available on a variety of topics, including short term courses on:

  • Understanding Career Options
  • Job Search Essentials
  • Interview Skills
  • Computer and Internet Literacy

Contact us

Would you like to learn more? Give us a call or send an email to:

settlement.employment@issbc.org

  • Vancouver

    604-684-3599

  • Burnaby

    604-395-8000

  • Langley

    604-510-5136

  • Coquitlam Lin.

    778-284-7026

  • Coquitlam Cot.

    778-383-1438

  • Maple Ridge

    778-284-7026

Who can join?

Newcomers who have been in Canada for less than five years receive priority assistance. We can serve newcomers that fit into any of the following immigration status: 

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Protected Persons as defined in S. 95 of IRPA
  • Individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents, and who have been informed, by a letter from CIC
  • Live-in Caregivers
  • Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Provincial Nominees who are still awaiting a letter of approval for permanent residency from CIC
  • Naturalized Canadian Citizens

 

Online Resources

Check out our employment resources for insights on career exploration, labour market research, training and job search engines.