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Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants - Tri-Cities

Your Canadian career starts here.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants – Tri Cities is for newcomers to Canada who live in the communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, or Pitt Meadows and who have international credentials, training and skills from outside of Canada. Working one-to-one with knowledgeable career coaches, you will gain valuable resources needed to assist in launching your career in Canada.

The program is free for internationally-trained professionals who meet eligibility requirements.

Note: Newcomers with a background in the healthcare field should proceed to Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants – Health

To apply you must:

  1. Be a Permanent Resident (5 years or less) living in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows
  2. Be motivated to conduct an active job search for employment in your field
  3. Have 3 years of international experience in a profession or trade (Applicants 19 - 30 years of age or under may apply with 1 year of international work experience in their field)

In addition to the above applicants must meet the following criteria:

For Regulated Occupations:

For Non-regulated Occupations:

Unemployed and requiring more than 1-week of training

OR

Working more than 20 hours in a job not related to your profession

Working more than 20 hours per week in a field not related to your profession

Not receiving or eligible to receive Employment Insurance or Income Assistance

Meet English Language Requirements of CLB 5 or higher

Meet English Language Requirements of CLB 6 or higher

*Some occupations are served through other service providers. For a list of service providers visit  www.welcomebc.ca

Application Process

Step 1

Complete Intake Questionnaire and email to careerpaths@douglascollege.ca. Your eligibility will be reviewed and you will receive an email response within one week.

Step 2

Eligible applicants will be emailed a detailed questionnaire to complete to tell us more about your background and career goals.  (Non-eligible clients will be given information about other program options).

Step 3

You will be invited to attend an Information Session to learn more about the specific program details.

For more information or to register for an Information Session:

Email careerpaths@douglascollege.ca

Phone 604-588-7772