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Settlement Services

Settlement Program-Employment

Settlement Program-Employment


Are you a newcomer looking for gainful employment? We have the resources, training and support to help you return to the workforce.

The Settlement Program-Employment provides immigrants, live-in caregivers and refugee newcomers with information about BC's job market, guidance and support on employment issues and connection to the broader community.

We provide:

  • Help build a realistic career plan and identify potential barriers
  • Referrals to employment resources, programs and training
  • Information on community events, workshops and career fairs
  • Help with researching labour market and finding employment options
  • Support with creating targeted resumes and cover letters
  • Coaching on interview techniques and job search strategies
  • Help understand hiring practices and BC employment customs

Job search workshops are also available on a variety of topics, including short term courses on:

  • Understanding Career Options
  • Job Search Essentials
  • Interview Skills
  • Computer and Internet Literacy

Contact us

Would you like to learn more? Give us a call or send an email to:

Who can join?

Newcomers who have been in Canada for less than five years receive priority assistance. We can serve newcomers that fit into any of the following immigration status:

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Protected Persons as defined in S. 95 of IRPA
  • Individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents, and who have been informed, by a letter from CIC
  • Live-in Caregivers
  • Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Provincial Nominees who are still awaiting a letter of approval for permanent residency from CIC
  • Naturalized Canadian Citizens

Online Resources

Check out our employment resources for insights on career exploration, labour market research, training and job search engines.