Services for permanent residents

  1. 01
    Employment assistance

    Our employment services are tailored to your needs and offered individually or in groups. They are available to permanent residents, work permit holders, and naturalized citizens of Canada.

    Our employment services cover a large number of topics. Here is an overview of how we can help:

  2. Resume & cover letter :
    Resume & cover letter :

    - Understand how to write a Canadian resume;
    - Know how to use the right resume format, chronological versus functional;
    - The importance of the cover letter in BC and making sure to include the right elements;
    - Techniques to adapt your CV well to each application;
    - Access to resources. For example, a list of adjectives linked to skills according to profession etc. linked to a list of action verbs in English.

  3. Interview Preparation:
    Interview Preparation:

    - Good attitudes to adopt;
    - Understanding the expectations of Canadian employers;
    - Developing your professional pitch and knowing how to sell yourself.

    Click here to make an appointment with an employment specialist.

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    Assistance with settling down in your new province

    Settling down in in British Columbia, whether you come alone or with your family, involves several administrative steps. Our settlement officers assess your needs and provide support throughout the process.

  5. Below is a list of some of the services of which you may take advantage:
    Below is a list of some of the services of which you may take advantage:

    - Information on administrative procedures (SIN, phone, driving licence, etc.);
    - Help and guidance in finding accommodation;
    - Information and assistance on obtaining your Medical Service Plan number (MSP);
    - Connection to the school system for children and information on post-secondary institutions;
    - Information on child care ;
    - Understanding the banking system and help with opening an account;
    - Recommendation for the Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) program (*note this program is exclusively offered to permanent residents).

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    Community integration

    Did you know that creating ties within your host community greatly facilitates your integration into your new country?

  7. Our settlement officers help you make those connections with your community through initiatives such as:
    Our settlement officers help you make those connections with your community through initiatives such as:

    - The PIFCB Connecting program which is the connection between a newcomer and a well-established volunteer member of the community;
     - Social Networking activities and community connection, such as the annual open houses, BBQs for permanent residents, etc.
    - Support and conversation groups that let you discuss a specific topic with people who have lived through or are living through the same experience as you.