Career Paths works with newcomers seeking employment in:

  1. Regulated and Unregulated professions in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Cariboo North

Overview

Are you a skilled immigrant looking to return to your pre-arrival profession?

This is your opportunity to learn how Career Paths can assist you with returning to your pre-arrival profession.
Our program can assist you with:

  • Credential evaluations and obtaining BC licenses
  • Regulatory body and association memberships
  • Skills and course funding

  • Job search support
  • Work placement opportunities – Connections to BC employers
  • Access to BC Mentors

Eligibility

  • Permanent resident within the last 10 years OR Protected Persons;
  • One (1) year of pre-arrival experience in the fields of Construction, Engineering and Technology (learn more here);
  • One (1) year of pre-arrival experience in regulated occupations – (learn more here), and two (2) years of pre-arrival experience in unregulated occupations (one year if you are 19-30 years of age) – (learn more here);

  • Minimum CLB 5 for unregulated professions; Minimum CLB 6 for regulated professions and for Construction & Engineering and IT (learn more here);
  • Underemployed or unemployed;
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why choose Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants?

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A: Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants supports eligible clients to successfully bridge their pre-arrival profession to the BC Labour Market. This is your opportunity to learn how Career Paths can assist you with returning to your pre-arrival profession.
– Credential evaluations and obtaining BC licenses
– Regulatory body and association memberships
– Skills and course funding
– Job search readiness coaching and support
– Connections to BC employers
– Access to BC Mentors

Q: Where are Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants available?

A: Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants available for clients who live anywhere in British Columbia (BC). You can find out more about locations here.

Q: How can I register for Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants?

A: To register, contact the program’s coordinator at careerpaths@issbc.org or call 604-375-2105 or 604-360-3574

You can also enroll now or if you have any further questions, please feel free to join our info-session

Q: Is the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program only for newcomers with professional experience?

A: Yes, Career Paths supports clients with professional experience from a wide range of occupations including trades, engineering, marketing, human resources, IT, administrators, screenwriters, biologists, financial and banking professionals, forestry professionals, and so much more.

Q: What if I am unsure about which field in Canada aligns with my professional background?

A: If you are uncertain about which field in Canada aligns best with your professional background or you have more than 1 profession with pre-arrival experience, the program offers career guidance. Our experts can assess your qualifications and interests to advise you about the most suitable option.

As my journey through the Career Paths program progressed, I felt a deep sense of fulfillment. The success of my involvement in the program became evident as I witnessed the impact of my newly acquired skills that lead to a Family Counsellor position in the non-profit sector. I found joy in assisting individuals with their career aspirations, offering guidance and support tailored to their unique circumstances.

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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.

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