What can you expect from Skills Hub?

Program Overview

Skills Hub is a free job and skills training program for recent newcomers who face added barriers to starting their careers in Canada. Skills Hub includes:


  • Skills Training (including soft skills training)
  • Group workshops for employment readiness
  • 1:1 development of training plans
  • Career counselling
  • Job search assistance and employer connections
  • Occupational and short duration skills training
  • Workplace language training (for participants under CLB 5/6)
  • Connections to further education

Workshop topics:

Our core group workshops include:

  1. Labour market information
  2. Job search 
  1. Networking 
  1. Resume and cover letter preparation
  1. Interview preparation, follow up, and job retention
  2. Soft skills (including problem solving, decision-making, communication)
  3. Competency-based learning (key workplace competencies and social-emotional skills)
  4. And more! 

Additional support:

  1. Mentorship
  2. Mental health resources
  3. Childcare: assistance for participants who are parents to reduce/remove barriers to completing skills training courses.
  4. Other personal supports based on need
How can I join?


  • Living in British Columbia in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Squamish.
  • Experiencing multiple barriers.
  • Unemployed or precariously employed.
  • Permanent Residents, CUAET with Open Work Permits, International Student Graduates with Open Work Visas, Refugees with Open Work Permits, Open Work Permits, Canadian Citizens.
  • Not receiving duplicative financial support from another provincially or federally funded labour market program.
  • Beginners to Intermediate English level. Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB 4) – adequate basic level recommended.

Funding Partners

Want to learn more or ask a question?

Contact the Skills Hub team to understand how Skills Hub can help your career in Canada!

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