Career Paths

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

Do you currently work with or know of skilled newcomers with intermediate to advanced level English who became permanent residents within the last 5 years and are looking for work that match their pre-arrival experience? These are immigrants who are not on EI or BCEA benefit.

ISSofBC is currently accepting intakes for our Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program –Streams 1, 2 & 3, which provide resources and supports for eligible clients.

Stream 1 – Immigrant jobseekers who reside anywhere in BC who are skilled in Construction, Engineering and Information Technology and wanting to move into goal careers (pre-landing professions) that match their qualifications under the following National Occupation Codes

NOC 2171            Information Systems Analysts + Consultants

NOC 2174            Computer Programmers + Interactive Media Developers

NOC 0711            Constructions Managers

NOC 2131            Civil Engineers

NOC 2132            Mechanical Engineers

NOC 2133            Electrical + Electronics Engineers

Streams 2 & 3 – Immigrant jobseekers who reside in Vancouver, the Thompson Okanagan and Cariboo North regions and wanting to move into goal careers (pre-landing professions or alternative careers) in regulated and unregulated professions that match their qualifications

 Stream 2: REGULATED occupations with educational certificate + experience

Stream 3: UNREGULATED professions or alternative careers that do not require a license

Stream 3 clients must be currently working over 20 hours per week.

 We offer eligible immigrants:

 . Action planning tailored to career goals                             . Evaluation + assessment of credentials

. Referral to occupation-specific language training          . Funded skills training + upgrading 

. 1:1 job search support for targeted occupation              . Mentoring + networking + employer connections

. Work placement opportunities 

Contact us

ISSofBC delivers Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants through our office locations or sub-contractor partners. Would you like to learn more?

Call us or send us an email. 604-590-4021 /

For additional information and locations visit our ISSofBC Career Paths main webpage.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants is a free service made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.