Program Description

The PICS Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program provides customized services for up to 24 months for newcomers to BC looking for employment commensurate with their pre-arrival experience in Corporate Sales / Retail or Wholesale Trade / Hospitality / Insurance, Real Estate or Financial Brokerage Management

Program Eligibility

  • A resident of BC at the time of service
  • A Permanent Resident of Canada, no more than 10 years
  • A Convention Refugee and protected person outside Canada who has been selected for resettlement in Canada by IRCC
  • Awaiting PR status, per confirmation letter OR Convention Refugees selected for resettlement
  • Underemployed or unemployed in the Canadian labour market
  • Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 6, or higher
  • One year of relevant pre-arrival experience

For more information or to register:

  • Phone: +1 (604) 596 – 7722
  • Email: careerpaths@pics.bc.ca
  • Website: www.pics.bc.ca

Features

  • Career counseling specific to goal occupation
  • Action Planning for goal employment
  • Occupation-specific language assessments and training
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation, if needed
  • Financial supports for skills enhancement services (e.g. technical skills and academic upgrading, professional memberships, etc.)
  • Networking with professionals, employers, and regulators
  • Job search assistance to obtain Temporary Aligned Employment or Goal Employment
  • Practicum and mentorship opportunities