Skills Connect for Immigrants Program

80% of the participants who completed this program have found satisfying jobs. Will you be our next success story?

Employers and communities in B.C. are looking for workers in many different areas. We will work with you to get the job that fits you the best.

The Skills Connect for Immigrants Program is open to all unemployed or underemployed recent immigrants who have at least intermediate English language skills. It doesn't matter if you have a Ph.D.or some Secondary School education, Skills Connect can help with services that are tailored to meet your specific needs.

Who is eligible?
You can join the program if you:
• You have been in Canada for 5 years or less
• You are unemployed or underemployed
• You have an intermediate to advanced level of English language proficiency

If you’re eligible, we will:
• assess your skills, qualifications and experiences;
• provide individualized career counselling and career planning services;
• provide financial support for skills upgrading such as courses, licensing and certification fees;
• improve your language skills and job search skills; and
• provide hands-on workplace experience through mentoring and other innovative approaches.

Free information sessions every Tuesday!
We hold Information Sessions at 1522 Commercial Drive in Vancouver every Tuesday at 2:00 pm and on the North Shore, the last Tuesday of every month. All you have to do is call 604 254 0244 ext 287 to register.

Client Story: 

Alena arrived in Canada with 20 years of experience in Psychiatry and was accepted into the Program in February 2008. She heard about the program through an advertisement in an employment newspaper. Alena reports that the biggest challenge to finding employment was a lack of Canadian experience and Canadian certification. She said that she was helped by employment counsellor, a workshop on interview skills, financial support for credential evaluation, and an English proficiency test. Alena found her current job through a posting advertised on the Internet and is currently working full-time as an Addictions Counsellor. Alena expresses that she is “very satisfied” with her job, and that her work in individual and group therapy with clients is exactly what she did in her home country. Alena continues to work towards her final career goal of having her qualifications in psychiatry recognized in Canada.

Program Information
Contact Info: 

1522 Commercial Dr., 2nd Floor
Vancouver, B.C. V5L 3Y2
Phone: 604 254 0244
Fax: 604 254 3932


5902 Kingsway
Burnaby, B.C. V5J 1H2
Phone: 604 438 8214
Fax: 604 438 8260


205-123 E 15th St.
North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2P7
Phone: 604 998 1065
Fax: 604 988 2960



Funding Source: 


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This program is part of WelcomeBC, a suite of programs funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. The Skills Connect for Immigrants Program is jointly offered by Back in Motion and MOSAIC in the Lower Mainland. More information available at:


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