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Career Paths:

  • Focuses services to your education, training and experience in:
    • regulated occupations requiring an educational certificate and experience
    • unregulated professions or alternative careers not requiring a license
  • is your bridge to career fulfillment in Canada
  • provides self-paced, flexible services
  • provides access to funded skills training and upgrading
  • helps you gain Canadian work experience
  • connects you with a dynamic support system and an expert team of Case Managers, Facilitators and Employer Relations Specialists

ISSofBC is the largest provider of Career Paths in BC, with services offered across BC, including in Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Kootenay, Thompson/Okanagan and Cariboo North.

You can join if you are:
  • A resident of City of Vancouver and the Kootenay, Thompson/Okanagan and Cariboo North regions
  • Permanent resident within last 5 years
  • Three (3) years' pre-arrival experience in field (one year if 19-30 years of age)
  • Minimum CLB 6-7 (Intermediate to Advanced English)
  • Pre-arrival experience
  • Underemployed and unemployed for regulated professions
  • Underemployed for unregulated professions
  • Not receiving EI or BCEA
Locations Available
  • Vancouver (Terminal Avenue)
  • Prince George
  • Subcontracted partners in Kootenay, Thompson/Okanagan (NexusBC), and Prince Rupert (Hecate Strait Employment Development Society)

Activities

  • In-person and remote services available through online sessions
  • program is 22 months long for regulated professions; 10-12 months for unregulated professions
  • action planning tailored to your career goals
  • evaluation and assessment of your credentials
  • referral to occupation-specific language training
  • one-on-one job search support for your targeted occupation
  • funded skills training and upgrading
  • connections with mentors and employers
  • work placement and practicum opportunities
  • exploration of alternative careers

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