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:
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.
- Adopt job search methodology specific to B.C. (networking, information interviews, LinkedIn, etc.);
- Direct connections to potential employers;
- Gaining the tools to develop your network as a newcomer;
- Discover how volunteering is crucial to the job search;
- Know what to avoid and what not to do when looking for work;
- Information on the skilled trades and options for you;
- Obtain a skilled job or a job in line with your qualifications and experience;
- Access to a job bank and indexing process
- 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.
02Assistance with settling down in your new province
Settling down 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.
Below is a list of some of the services available to you:
- 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 for adults;
- 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)
03Extend or modify the conditions of your stay
Our settlement officers give you information on the various immigration programs available to you to extend your stay in Canada.
However, our officers cannot do the work of lawyers and immigration consultants.
Extend a work permit or change the conditions of stay:
- Ordinary permit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/francais/travailler/prolonger.asp
- Permits for the International Experience category (youth mobility) : http://www.cic.gc.ca/francais/travailler/prolonger/eic.asp
Change categories of youth mobility program :
Journey to permanent residence :
- By Province : https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-BC/BC-Provincial-Nominee-Program
- The Express Entry : http://www.cic.gc.ca/francais/immigrer/qualifie