Services for temporary 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.

  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.

  4. 02
    Assistance 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.

  5. Below is a list of some of the services available to you:
    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)

  6. 03
    Extend 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.

  7. Additionnal resources:
    Additionnal resources:

    Extend a work permit or change the conditions of stay:

     Change categories of youth mobility program : 

    Journey to permanent residence :