What We Do

If you’re a newcomer with professional experience but struggling to find work, Career Paths can help you re-align your profession to a career in BC by focusing services to your education, training and experience in:

Regulated occupations requiring an educational certificate and experience

Unregulated professions or alternative careers not requiring a license

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants:

  • provides self-paced, flexible services
  • provides access to funded skills training and upgrading
  • helps you gain Canadian work experience
  • connects you with a dynamic support system and an expert team of Career Strategists, Resource Advisors, and Employer Relations Specialists.


  • A resident of Vancouver, Cariboo North regions, Surrey, Burnaby, or New Westminster

  • Permanent resident within last 10 years

  • Protected Persons

  • One (1) year of pre-arrival experience in regulated occupations, and two (2) pre-arrival experience in unregulated occupations (one year if you are 19-30 years of age)

  • Minimum CLB 6 for regulated professions

  • Minimum CLB 5 for unregulated professions

  • Pre-arrival experience

  • Underemployed and unemployed

Single-minded focus and hard work lead to desired job in just one year

English was not the only barrier that Shadi faced when she began her job search. But this mining engineer made full use of the career advice she received at ISSofBC and the services available to her. A year after arriving here, she was working in a comparable capacity at a BC Cleantech company.


  • Funded skills training and upgrading.

  • Action planning tailored to your career goals.

  • Evaluation and assessment of your credentials.

  • Referral to occupation-specific language training.

  • One-on-one job search support for your targeted occupation.

  • Connections to mentors and employers.

  • Work placement and practicum opportunities.

  • In-person and remote services available through online sessions.
Here are more resources to support your job goals.

Career Development

Funding Partners

Do you want to enroll or have questions?

Attend an online info session. Info sessions are offered every Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Do you live in Victoria or the Thompson-Okanagan region? You can access Career Paths through the Intercultural Association of BC in Victoria or KCR Community Resources in the Thompson-Okanagan region.

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