Settlement Program-Employment

Agency: Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)

Program Description:

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.
The program provides:

  • 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.

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria

  • 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
  • *Newcomers who have been in Canada for less than five years receive priority assistance.

Registration Information

To participate in settlement mentoring services please contact listed below

Start Dates / Duration


Program Fee: Free

Contact Information

Phone: (604) 395-8000


Website: Visit


#207– 7355 Canada Way
Burnaby, V3N 4Z6