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Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre (SIIC)

The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is an online and in-person centre that helps immigrants to find the information they need to explore careers and begin their job search. All of the InfoCentre’s services and resources are no cost and offered by the staff at Vancouver Public Library (VPL).

“I would like to tell you how thankful I am for having discovered VPL’s career workshop for skilled immigrants. Before attending the workshop, I was considering survival jobs in the retail or foodservice industry. The workshop has given me the tools and the confidence to pursue a career instead. I hope you can keep up and continue the great work and invaluable service you give to new immigrants.”

 

New immigrant from China

“This week and after two months of job search I was offered a position in my profession in the industry I am truly passionate about. I do not think I would have made it without the help and support of few services among which the SIIC.”

New immigrant from Morocco

What does the Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre do?

The InfoCentre and its staff helps skilled immigrants find the information they need to start working in British Columbia. The Centre helps immigrants understand:

  • the local labour market
  • wages/salary
  • the role of industry associations
  • credential evaluation
  • job search strategies

The Centre offers free Employment Programs and refers users to other services, agencies, professional associations, and organizations as needed.

Skilled Immigrant

SIIC programs are free and cover job searching, including accessing the hidden job market, starting a small business, and exploring other careers.

The SIIC resources are available online at pwp.vpl.ca/siic/ and in person at the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Level 4.

Library staff can help you in person, on the phone, or by email. 

Who uses the Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre?

Immigrants looking for industry information, or looking to explore other careers or start a small business. Employment counsellors, settlement workers, and library staff wanting resources to support their clients.

Website: pwp.vpl.ca/siic/

Contact:
Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
During Library open hours
604-331-3603
siic@vpl.ca

The SIIC Coordinator, Alexis Greenwood
M-F 8:30-5:00
604-331-3653
alexis.greenwood@vpl.ca

 

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