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Our values

We work with purpose.

We are determined, intentional, and ambitious. We are committed to making a meaningful contribution so that everyone thrives.

  • We recognize we are all connected to an effort that’s greater than each of us.
  • We are thoughtful and deliberate with our choices.
  • We pursue change for the better.
  • We build enduring relationships and foster collaboration.

We aspire to improve.

We strive for continuous learning and mutual growth. We seek new ideas to create opportunities and prepare for challenges.  

  • We persevere, despite obstacles and hardship. 
  • Whatever we do, we do it with passion.  
  • We do our best, and “when we know better, we do better.”  
  • We test and implement innovative solutions. 

We cultivate belonging.

We meet everyone with empathy, acceptance, and respect. We work with others to build more welcoming and inclusive communities.  

  • We embrace diversity. Come as you are!
  • We work to break down the barriers that hold back equity, justice, and a sense of belonging.
  • We celebrate and enhance people’s unique strengths, supporting them to reach their full potential.
  • We respect the identities and traditions of diverse groups and cultures.

We are genuine.

We demonstrate humility and openness. We are empathetic and seek to inspire confidence and earn trust. We are ‘in it together.’  

  • We strive to ensure every interaction is a moment of authentic connection.  
  • We look for and celebrate the best in others.  
  • We ‘show up’ as our full selves.  
  • We accept that we don’t have all the answers. 

Open Positions

We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities and welcome all applications.

ADMINISTRATION
Director Career Services

Vancouver

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, Language & Career Services and working as a member of the Senior Management Group (a group that advises and works with the Executive Leadership Team), the Director Career Services is a key contributor to the strategic development of the Career Services portfolio and leads the operational management and delivery of programs and activities within the portfolio, ensuring defined program goals and objectives are met, and high-quality delivery of services to clients.

How to Apply

Please send your current resume and a well-crafted cover letter explaining why you are a great fit for this unique leadership opportunity to: opportunities@kmclaughlin.com

Language and Career College (LCC) Business Consultant

Vancouver

Summary:

ISSofBC is seeking expressions of interest from consultants to assist in the development of a multi-year business plan for LCC. We are seeking a collaboration with an individual who has expertise in the private language and skills training school ecosystem as well as development of business plans for social enterprises and / or for-profit enterprises.

Closing Date and Time:

Proposal must be received by

3:00 PM Pacific Time on May 29th, 2024

 

Contact Person: Chris Friesen, COO E-mail: chris.friesen@issbc.org

EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
Employment Specialist

Vancouver

Job ID: 24012-WorkBC Location: Vancouver City Centre (VCC)
Job Type: Regular full-time position at 35 hours per week starting as soon as possible  Program: WorkBC Centre, VCC
   

Job Summary:

Reporting to the WorkBC Manager and Associate Program Director – WorkBC VCC, assists eligible job seekers who are employed or underemployed, to achieve labour market attachment by performing such activities as assessing employment readiness and eligibility, supporting client(s) to identify realistic employment options and develop realistic action plans, become job-ready, and successfully transition to sustainable employment.

The ISSofBC position will be working as part of a multi-agency team within the WorkBC VCC Catchment operated by Open Door Group to connect job seekers with progressive employment, training opportunities, and holistic supports.

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

Employer Relations Specialist

New Westminster/Maple Ridge

 

Job ID: 24023-BC NPS/SAF HAVN Location: New Westminster/Maple Ridge
Job Type: Regular full-time position (hybrid) at 35 hours per week starting May, 2024 Program: BC NPS/SAF HAVN
   

Job Summary:

Employer Relations Specialist (ERS) focuses on serving multi-barriered clients who require assistance in finding meaningful work. In addition to marketing job placement services to generate job leads and placements for unemployed clients that are consistent with ISSofBC policies and funder’s guidelines, the ERS also: develops and maintains a database network of resources and employers contacts to ensure availability of job leads for clients, provides job information and resources to clients, pre-screens clients and employers, conducts quality job matches and job referrals, provides placement-related coaching and support, and conducts follow-up activities with clients and employers. 

 

Although primarily based at one location, ERS staff will be required to travel to employer locations and work at various ISSofBC locations in Metro Vancouver.

Reports to the Manager, BC NPS/SAF HAVN Program. 

 

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

Business Advisor

Surrey

 

Job ID: 24043-Ignite Location: Surrey
Job Type: Temporary full-time position (hybrid) at 35 hours per week starting May 13th Program: Spark & Ignite
   

Job Summary:

The IGNITE program supports immigrants and refugees to navigate local entrepreneurship and design, develop and launch their own business start-up.

In IGNITE we believe that our clients deserve a proactive partner who helps them succeed. We bring empathy, are forward-thinking, and we’re constantly iterating our tools and processes to deliver a proactive client experience in a fast-changing environment.

As a Business Advisor you will be providing individualized, on-line, or group business start-up and or development counselling services. Facilitate the development of a realistic action plan (Emerging Strategy) for the further training of the client.  Monitor clients’ progress and provide follow-up counselling as per program’s guidelines. Facilitate and coordinate mentorship opportunities for clients, as needed. Assist in client recruitment, program marketing and project evaluation activities.

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

Employer Relations Specialist

Vancouver

 

Job ID: 24045-Job Quest Location: Vancouver
Job Type: Temporary full-time position (hybrid) at 35 hours per week starting as soon as possible until March 31, 2025 Program: Job Quest Program 
   

Job Summary:

Employer Relations Specialist (ERS) focuses on serving multi-barriered clients who require assistance in finding meaningful work. In addition to marketing job placement services to generate job leads and placements for unemployed clients that are consistent with ISSofBC policies and funder’s guidelines, the ERS also: develops and maintains a database network of resources and employers contacts to ensure availability of job leads for clients, provides job information and resources to clients, pre-screens clients and employers, conducts quality job matches and job referrals, provides placement-related coaching and support, and conducts follow-up activities with clients and employers. 

 

Although primarily based at one location, ERS staff will be required to travel to employer locations and work at various ISSofBC locations in Metro Vancouver.

Reports to Manager, Job Quest Program

 

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

Case Manager

New Westminster

 

Job ID: 24046-Job Quest Location: New Westminster
Job Type: Temporary full-time position (hybrid) at 35 hours per week starting as soon as possible until March 31, 2025 Program: Job Quest Program 
   

Job Summary:

The Case Manager provides individualized, on-line, or group employment and career counselling services. This position also facilitates the development of a realistic personal action plan for the employment or further training of the client, monitors clients’ progress, prepares and maintains prescribed reports on each client and assists in client recruitment, program marketing and project evaluation activities.

 

Reports to Manager, Job Quest Program

 

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

Service Assistant

Vancouver Welcome Centre

 

Job ID: 24047-Job Quest Location: Vancouver Welcome Centre and Coquitlam office occasionally
Job Type: Temporary full-time position at 35 hours per week starting as soon as possible until March 31, 2025 Program: Job Quest Program 
   

Job Summary:

As a Service Assistant, you will report to the Senior Manager and Assistant Manager – Job Quest. Performs reception and administrative support functions for the program. Screens, registers and sets up appointments for clients. Assists Job Quest team in implementing routine administrative procedures and tasks such as program marketing, pre-screening calls, client follow-up, database maintenance, record-keeping, and event/workshop preparation. Maintains records and files using the required software program and enters data using the required database program. Ensures that the database of local vocational and career training programs is kept current. Provides word processing for the program including general correspondence, training and job search-related correspondence.

 

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

Employer Relations Specialist

Metro Vancouver

 

Job ID: 24048-CP Location: Career Paths Locations
Job Type: Temporary full-time position (hybrid) at 35 hours per week starting as soon as possible until October 25, 2024 Program: Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
   

Job Summary:

The Career Paths Program supports skilled immigrants and refugees to fast-track their re-credentialing and employment journey in British Columbia. We do so through customized one-on-one career coaching, group and self-paced online learning on career development and standards in BC, local connections to mentors and skilled professionals, on-site employer tours and networking events, and access to skills enhancement services to fund regulatory or skills upgrading requirements in our clients’ chosen occupations.

In Career Paths, we believe that with career support from our Career Strategists, Resources Advisor, and Employer Relations Specialists, all our clients can re-align and re-enter their chosen profession here in BC. Our services are tailored to your individuals’ education, training, and professional experiences.

As an Employer Relations Specialist, you will report to the Assistant Manager – Client Success and you will focus on serving skilled professional clients who require assistance in finding meaningful work. In addition to marketing job placement services to generate job leads and placements for unemployed clients that are consistent with ISSofBC policies and funder’s guidelines, you will also: develop and maintain a database network of resources and employers contacts to ensure the availability of job leads for clients, provide job information and resources to clients, pre-screen clients and employers and conduct quality job matches and job referrals and provide placement-related coaching and support and conduct follow-up activities with clients and employers. 

 

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

Assistant Manager

Vancouver – Terminal Avenue

 

Job ID: 24044-GTL Location: ISSofBC Terminal Avenue
Job Type: Regular full-time position at 35 hours per week starting as soon as possible Program: Global Talent Loans
   

Job Summary:

The GTL Assistant Manager supports day-to-day operations by providing functional guidance to specific members of the team to ensure program goals and objectives are met according to guidelines and contract obligations. This position coordinates and contributes to GTL related activities, reporting, data management, outcomes, program outreach/ marketing and NewTrack to ensure files are maintained and complete.

Reporting To : Manager, Global Talent Loans Program

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

Employment Specialist

WorkBC Kamloops

Job ID: 24052-WorkBC Location: WorkBC Kamloops
Job Type: Regular full-time position at 36 hours per week starting June 12,2024  Program: WorkBC
   

Job Summary:

Reporting to the WorkBC Manager and Associate Program Director – WorkBC Kamloops, assists eligible job seekers who are employed or underemployed, to achieve labour market attachment by performing such activities as assessing employment readiness and eligibility, supporting client(s) to identify realistic employment options and develop realistic action plans, become job ready, and successfully transition to sustainable employment.

 

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

LANGUAGE/LINC SERVICES
Substitute Instructors

Multiple Locations

Job ID: LINC-SUB Location: Multiple locations
Job Type: Casual, on-call positions starting as soon as possible Program: LINC 

 

Job Summary:

Instructs level appropriate Literacy – CLB 8 English skills to adult immigrant and refugee newcomers while increasing their understanding of Canadian local, social, workplace, and cultural norms. For long-term placements of two weeks or more, connects immigrants to the community through field trips and guest speakers and, with IC support determines student progress through portfolio-based language assessment

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

 

ESL Instructors

Metro Vancouver

Job ID: 24026-30 BC SAF HAVN Location:  Metro Vancouver (various locations)
Job Type: Regular part-time positions starting late-April 2024  Program: BC SAF HAVN Language Program

 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Program Manager, and under the direction of the Instructional Coordinator, prepares and instructs level-appropriate basic to upper-beginner English skills lessons to adult ESL students, in person and online, while increasing the students’ knowledge and understanding of local social and cultural norms.  Monitors their students’ progress, provides feedback to students and submits reports in a timely and mutually acceptable manner. 

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

On Call Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher

Vancouver and Richmond

Job ID: 24049-LINC Location:  Vancouver and Richmond
Job Type:On-call position, starting as soon as possible. Program: LINC Preschool

 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Manager – LINC Preschool, plans, prepares, and implements daily learning activities for children, (between 30 months and up to 5 years) who have English as a second language, by introducing curriculum and concepts that targets different areas of child development and focuses on age-appropriate readiness for kindergarten.  Provides open-ended explorations of materials, books, science experiments and other activities consistent with approved curriculum, which promote critical thinking, questioning and development of all cognitive areas. Assists in maintaining records of children’s progress, routines, and interests, and keep parents regularly informed about their child’s development. Observes signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and inform Manager and when appropriate to the parents. Ensures a safe environment is maintained at all times.

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

Digital Literacy Navigator

Metro Vancouver

Job ID: 24050-LINC Location:  Various Locations
Job Type:Part time position at 12 hours per week ongoing for the duration of the contract, starting as soon as possible.

 

Program: BC SAF HAVN Language

 

Job Summary:

Facilitates opportunities for refuge claimant clients to increase their digital skills and confidence to be able to access the online services, including English language classes, employment and settlement workshops, email, and online platforms such as Zoom or Teams. Supports clients through direct coaching or with the assistance of volunteer online navigator mentors.

        

Note: this position is a mobile position. While some services will be provided online, this position will also provide in-person services at ISSofBC offices across Metro Vancouver (Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, or North Shore).

 

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

LINC Instructor (CLB 4 – Evening)

Vancouver

Job ID: 24053-LINC Location:  Vancouver
Job Type: Regular part-time position starting June 11, 2024 – total 11.25 up to 14.25 hrs/week 

 

Program: LINC

 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the LINC Manager, and under the direction of the Instructional Coordinator, instruct level-appropriate skills-building English lessons to adult immigrant and refugee newcomers while increasing their understanding of Canadian local, social, workplace, and cultural norms. Connect immigrants to the community through field trips and guest speakers. Monitor student progress through the components of portfolio-based language assessments and provide feedback to students informally on an ongoing basis and formally through student progress reports and conferencing.

 

 

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

LCC PROGRAM
SETTLEMENT PROGRAM
Settlement Facilitator

Burnaby and Vancouver

Job ID: 24037-BC SAF HAVN  Location:  Burnaby and Vancouver
Job Type:

Regular full-time position at 26 hours per week starting April, 2024

Program: BC SAF HAVN Settlement Program

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Manager – SAF-HAVN promotes pre-settlement process through delivery of key workshops and Canadian life skills group sessions utilizing approved curriculum, either in-person or online. Provides support to clients in accessing digital group services.

*Please include the Job ID in the subject line when applying.

Awards

We are very proud and honoured to receive recognition for our work in helping immigrants and refugees build new lives in Canada over the past four decades.

2019

Outstanding Site Award

ISSofBC’s Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) in the Workplace was honoured with the ALES Outstanding Site Award for creating opportunities for newcomers to fulfill their career goals while helping employers hire and retain highly skilled and motivated employees.

2018

Top Settlement Agency in Canada

ISSofBC has been named the Top Settlement Agency in Canada in 2018 by RBC (Royal Bank) and the Canadian Immigrant magazine. The Top Settlement Agency in Canada award celebrates the contributions, dedication and hard work of agencies in helping immigrants settle and succeed in Canada.

2017

2017 Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Award

ISSofBC was honoured to share the 2017 Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Award with the BC Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology for the role as an essential partner in the Refugee Readiness Fund Initiative.

2017

AMSSA Riasat Ali Khan Diversity Award

ISSofBC Welcome Centre was selected by AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC) to receive the Riasat Ali Khan Diversity Award. The award recognizes an AMSSA member organization for innovative programming that supports diversity and promotes integration.

2017

Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Grant

The grant was awarded to ISSofBC for the support of diversity initiatives that promote inclusion in the Tri-cities area. Grant funds are raised by fitness enthusiasts participating in the workout trail of the Coquitlam Crunch.

2017

2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Award

Patricia Woroch, CEO of ISSofBC, received the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Non-Profit category for propelling change through her leadership, professionalism and vision within the non-profit sector and for making a significant and sustained difference in Metro Vancouver.

2017

City of Vancouver Mayor’s Achievement Award

ISSofBC received the Mayor’s Achievement Award for the remarkable dedication to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Vancouver.

2015

International Talent Acquisition Centre (In-TAC) Strategic Partner Award

ISSofBC was recognized for the successful partnership with In-TAC in making a positive contribution to the employment and integration of internationally educated professionals across Canada.

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