This page is for newcomers to Canada who are looking for a job in British Columbia.
Vancouver Public Library provides information to skilled immigrants who qualified in a trade or profession in their home country and would like to find the same type of work in BC. The InfoCentre has produced guides for over 70 trades and professions that contain information about professional associations, employment outlook, upgrading information, and much more. We also have resources to explore other careers.
If you are a newcomer and are interested in researching career options, you may want to attend the Career Explorer program.
Lists programs to help you find a job. You can also search for services in other cities in Metro Vancouver.
Services available to everyone include:
Services for citizens and Permanent Residents can include training and financial support.
Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants connects immigrants to jobs in B.C. Career Paths is a practical and unique program customized to participant needs. You can get help to build an action plan, get your credentials assessed and receive financial support to help you upgrade.
In Greater Vancouver the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program is offered by:
|Abbotsford Community Services||ISS of BC|
|Back in Motion||Mosaic|
|Douglas College||North Shore Multicultural Society|
Brings together immigrants ready to work with employers looking for workers
Provides employment assistance for temporary residents, refugee claimants and international students.
Program for immigrants who have been in Canada for more than 5 years and are seeking alternative careers relevant to the trained professions.
Free online courses you can take before you come to Canada to help you find a job when you arrive.
Includes maps showing organizations in each province that will help newcomers find a job.