What we offer

Immigrants and refugees who are unemployed or precariously employed and impacted by COVID-19 learn new skills and start careers in administration.

Participants receive a diploma in Business Administration at the end of training.

  • Be 15 at least years old at the time of participant information form submission
  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent resident, or Protected Persons (as designated under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act) entitled to work in Canada (must have up-to-date work permit doc)
  • Live in Metro Vancouver
  • Have a SIN number
  • CLB language level 6 (or higher)
Locations Available


  • Action planning to identify and support your career goals
  • Professional communication and marketing, leadership program diploma, and international business management skills
  • Classes are held online, part-time, Monday to Friday
  • Five to seven months of job search, placement and retention supports

Contact us

Skills Training may offer new programs in February. Learn more by contacting us via skills.training@issbc.org.

For the latest updates on immigration to Canada for displaced Ukrainians and the Afghan Humanitarian Resettlement Initiative, visit -issbc.org/uarupdates