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:

Course scope:

  • 1:1 development of training plans
  • Career counselling
  • Soft Skills training


  • Occupational and short duration skills training
  • Workplace language training (for participants under CLB 5/6)
  • Connections to further education

Workshop topics:

  1. Labour market information 
  1. Job search 
  1. Networking 
  1. Resumes and cover letter preparations 
  1. Interviews, follow up, job retention tips and much more! 

Additional support:

  1. Mentorship
  2. Professional communication
  3. Resume and cover letter development
  4. Mental health
  5. Childcare: assistance for participants who are parents to reduce/remove barriers to completing skills training courses.
How can I join?


  • Recent newcomers with permanent residency living in British Columbia – CA for up to 10 years, refugees with open work permits, CUAET (Ukrainian Nationals) with open work permits, and international student graduates with open work visas. 
  • Beginners to Intermediate English level. Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB 4) – adequate basic.
  • Unemployed or temporarily employed (casual without benefits) and not receiving financial support from another provincially or federally funded labour market program.
  • Newcomers who are finding it hard to get a job. Barriers may include low skill levels, childcare challenges, and English language level.
  • Living in British Columbia in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Squamish.

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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