What We Do

If you’re a newcomer with professional experience in Construction, Engineering and Information Technology 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:

Construction and Engineering:

NOC 0711 Constructions Managers
NOC 2131 Civil Engineers
NOC 2132 Mechanical Engineers
NOC 2133 Electrical + Electronics Engineers

Information Technology:

NOC 2171 Information Systems Analysts + Consultants
NOC 2173 Software Engineers + Designers
NOC 2174 Computer Programmers + Interactive Media Developers
NOC 2281 Computer Network Technicians

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants:

  • provides self-paced, flexible services in-person and online;
  • provides access to funded skills training and upgrading;
  • helps you gain Canadian work experience; and,
  • connects you with a dynamic support system and an expert team of Case Managers, Facilitators and Employer Relations Specialists.
You can join if you are:
  • Permanent resident within last 5 years
  • Three (3) years' pre-arrival experience in the fields of Construction, Engineering and Information Technology (one year if 19-30 years of age)
  • Minimum CLB 6 (Intermediate to Advanced English)
  • Pre-arrival experience
  • Underemployed or unemployed
  • Not receiving EI or BCEA
Locations Available
  • Vancouver
  • Surrey
  • Coquitlam
  • Nelson/Castlegar
  • Prince Geroge
  • Delivery partners' locations in Victoria (Intercultural Association of BC), Vernon (NexusBC), and Prince Rupert (Hecate)

Activities

  • In-person and remote services available through online sessions
  • Program is 22 months long
  • 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
  • Funded skills training and upgrading
  • (for Construction & Engineering) Workshops with regulatory boards, associations and employers (e.g. Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, BC Hydro & SiteBC)
  • Connections with mentors and employers
  • Work placement and practicum opportunities
  • Exploration of alternative careers

Success Story

Switching sectors solved project manager’s employment challenge

With his extensive global experience in engineering and management, Shashank still came up against the proverbial "no Canadian experience" barrier. Connecting to an ISSofBC employment program targeted towards immigrant professionals helped him overcome his frustrations and today, Shashank's career goals are growing even bigger.

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Ready to get started?

Vancouver: 616-333 Terminal Avenue, V6A 4C1
Phone: 604-590-4021 – Fax: 604-689-1305
Email: careerpaths@issbc.org

Surrey: 301- 10334 152A Street, V3R 7P8
Phone: 604-375-2105
Email: careerpaths@issbc.org

Coquitlam: 129-3030 Lincoln Avenue, V3B 6B4
Phone: 604-590-4021 – Fax: 604-689-1305
Email: careerpaths@issbc.org

Nelson: 3-86 Baker Street, V1L 4G9
Castlegar: 1016-4th Street, V1N 2B2
Phone: 250-509-0286
Email: careerpathskootenay@issbc.org

Prince George: 150 Brunswick Street, V2L 2B3
Phone: 778-990-8653 – Fax: 604-689-1305
Email: careerpathsnorth@issbc.org