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Immigrant and Refugee Programs and Services

British Columbia has many programs and services to help individuals and families settle in their new homes. Search for programs and services in your community here.

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Services in this Inventory are listed according to the location of the specific program. Most programs and services also welcome clients from other communities. If you don’t find the services you are looking for within your community, we encourage you to search for services in other communities from the drop-down list.

Vancouver

Employment Services

BC Francophone Immigration Program / Programme d’immigration francophone de la Colombie-Britannique 


Employment Services

#228, 1555 – 7th West Avenue, Vancouver V6J 1S1
Phone: (604) 630-0316, or Toll-free: 1-877-492-2780


Collingwood Neighbourhood House


Employment Program for New Immigrants

5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver V5R 6C9
Phone: (604) 435-0323


Douglas College

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House


Youth Employment Services
 

2106 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4B4
Phone: (604) 253-9675


Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC)


BC JobConnect
Phone: (604) 629-5364
Email: bcjobconnect@iecbc.ca

MentorConnect
Contact: Dennis Chang
Phone: (604) 629-5364
Email: mentorconnect@iecbc.ca


Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)


Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver V6A 4C1
Phone: (604) 590-4021
Fax: (604) 689-1305
Email: careerpaths@issbc.org

Job Quest Employment Program
2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver V5N 4L2
Local Contact Person: Lisa Kolbuc
Phone: (604)684-3599 ext 1279
Email: lisa.kolbuc@issbc.org
General Inquiries: (604)684-3599
Email: jobquest@issbc.org

Skills and Supports for Job Success
622 – 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver V6A 4C1
Phone: (604) 684-2123
Email: jobsuccess@issbc.org

Start 2 Sew
622 – 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver V6A 2L7
Newcomer residing throughout Metro Vancouver are eligible for this program
Phone: (778) 372-6517
Email: start2sew@issbc.org

TechStart
622 – 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver V6A 2L7
Newcomer residing throughout Metro Vancouver are eligible for this program
Email: techstart@issbc.org


Jewish Family Services


Employment Services

201 – 475 East Broadway, Vancouver V5T 1W9
Contazct: Naz Gurbuz
Phone: (604) 558-5712
Email: ngurbuz@jfsa.ca
&
Contact: Dinah Tiessen
Phone: (604) 637-3314
Email: dtiessen@jfsa.ca


Kiwassa Neighbourhood House


Employment Support

2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver V5K 1M7
Phone: (604) 254-5401


Little Mountain Neighbourhood House


Labour Market Services

3981 Main Street, Vancouver V5V 3P3
Contact: Arely Rodriguez
Phone: (604) 879-7104 ext. 313


MOSAIC

 

English for Work
304 – 2730 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 5P4
Phone: (604) 684-8825
&
206 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1
Phone: (604) 708-3905
Email: englishforwork@mosaicbc.org

Workplace Connections Mentoring
5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver, V5R 2P9
Phone: (604) 254 9626
Email: mentors@mosaicbc.org

WorkBC Employment Services Centre
#312-2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, V5N 4C1
Phone: (604) 708 9300
Email: info-vancouver-commercial@workbc.ca

WorkBC Employment Services Centre
Ground Floor, 7575 Cambie Street, Vancouver V6P 3H6
Phone: (604) 263 5005
Fax: (604) 263 5900
Email: info-vancouver-cambie@workbc.ca

Refugee Employment Support Services
5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver V5R 2P9
Contact: Saed Abu-Haltam
Phone: (604) 254-9626

 


Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House


Employment Program of BC
800 East Broadway, Vancouver V5T 1Y1
Phone: (604) 879-8208


Neil Squire Society

 

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services 
Phone: 1-844-453-5506
Fax: (604) 473-9364
Email: info-ats@workbc.ca


Open Door Social Services Society

 

WorkBC Employment Services Centre 
134 East Hastings St. Vancouver V6A 1N4
Phone: 1-800-763-1681
Email: centre-vancouver-134easthastings@workbc.ca

WorkBC Employment Services Centre  
200 – 250 W. Pender St. Vancouver V6B 1S9
Phone: (604) 334-6372
Email: centre-vancouver-westpender@workbc.ca

WorkBC Employment Services Centre 
900-1200 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C7
Phone: (604) 334-6372
Email: centre-vancouver-burrard@workbc.ca


Pacific Community Resources Society

 

WorkBC Employment Services Centre
110 E 3 Avenue, Vancouver V5T 1C8
Phone: (604) 829-2300
Email: centre-vancouver-east3rd@workbc.ca


Pacific Immigrant Resources Society


Entry to Hospitality Careers for Women

VCC Downtown
250 W Pender Street, Vancouver V6B 1S9
Contact: Zahida Rahemtulla
Phone:  (604) 970-0297
Email: zRahemtulla@pirs.b.ca

LEAD Program
Multiple Locations
Phone: (604) 298-5888
Email: ntajkhan@pirs.bc.ca


Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)


Vancouver South ESC Satellitte Office
8153 Main Street, Vancouver V5X 3L2
Contact: Skye Lin
Phone: (604) 324-7733
Fax: (604) 324-7744
Email: vansouthesc@pics.bc.ca

Youth Technical Employment and Business Pathways
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
8153 Main Street, Vancouver, V5X 3L2
Phone: (604)324-7733
Fax: (604)324-7744
Email: youthtechandbusiness@pics.bc.ca


S.U.C.C.E.S.S.


Project Based Training (PBT) in Office Administration

218 – 3665 Kingsway, Vancouver V5R 5W2
Phone: (778) 819-0728 ext. 1001
Email: OfficeAdmin.PBT@success.bc.ca

Project Based Training (PBT) in ICT and Office Administration
218 – 3665 Kingsway, Vancouver V5R 5W2
Phone: (778) 819-0728 ext. 1001
Email: ICT.PBT@success.bc.ca

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Immigrant Settlement and Integration Program
Career Mentoring for SUCCESS and Employment related services


South Vancouver Neighbourhood House


Pre-Employment & Labour Market Services for Immigrants & Newcomers

6470 Victoria Drive, Vancouver V5P 3X7
Phone: (604) 324-6212
Email: kwangyoung@southvan.org or eric@southvan.org


Vancouver Public Library


Skilled Immigrant Infocentre
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver V6B 6B1
Phone: (604) 331-3624
Email: siic@vpl.ca


YMCA


Canada-BC Job Match 

Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver V6Z 1Y2
Phone: (604) 685-8066
Email: jobgrant@gv.ymca.ca

Post-Secondary Youth Internship Program
Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver V6Z 1Y2
Phone: (604) 685-8066
Email: psyip@gv.ymca.ca

YMCA Self Employment Vancouver
Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver V6Z 1Y2
Phone: (604) 685-8066
Email: selfemployment@gv.ymca.ca

YMCA Youth Skills at Work
Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver V6Z 1Y2
Phone: (604) 685-8066
Email: youthskills@gv.ymca.ca

Youth Job Match
Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver V6Z 1Y2
Phone: (604) 685-8066
Email: jobmatch@vanymca.org

45+ Employment
Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver V6Z 1Y2
Phone: (604) 685-8066
Email: exw@gv.ymca.ca


YWCA


Skill Max

1256 Granville Street, Vancouver V6Z 1M4
Phone: (604) 605-4666
Email: careerzone@ywcavan.org

WorkBC Employment Services Centre 
Ground Floor, 7575 Cambie Street, Vancouver V6P 3H6
Phone: (604) 263-5005
Email: info-vancouver-cambie@workbc.ca

WorkBC Employment Services Centre 
300 – 2150 West Broadway, Vancouver V6K 4L9
Phone: (604) 688-4666
Email: info-vancouvermidtown-west@workbc.ca

YWCA FOCUS@Work
210 – 1201 West Pender Street, Vancouver V6E 2V2
Phone: (604) 699 1788
Email: focus@ywcavan.org