Immigrants are often unemployed or working outside their field of expertise. Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants assists immigrants to move more quickly into jobs that match their skills, experience, and knowledge. You will work one-to-one with a Career Counsellor and Placement Specialist through one or more of the following services based on your individual needs:
Your Career Counsellor will work with you to assess your skills and background, identify your strengths, and determine any employment challenges (e.g., lack of Canadian work experience, limited interview skills, or lack of labour market information). We will work together to develop a personalized employment action plan to guide your job search and obtain a job that matches your qualifications.
The program provides financial supports for skills upgrading (e.g., courses, memberships, licensing and certification fees). We will help you to complete the required forms and identify appropriate training institutions.
We will provide information on policies and guidelines of regulatory bodies and the steps required to achieve Canadian designation. The information will meet the specific requirements of your profession.
We offer workshops to develop skills in communication, resume writing, job search, interviewing, and networking. Workshops are designed to provide solutions for common challenges experienced by immigrants. Our workshops are offered online for those unable to attend in person.
Career Paths hosts industry-specific workshops and events to provide local labour market information, industry trends, and employment opportunities. These events also provide connections with employers and other immigrant professionals working in your field.
We will match you with a local mentor who will provide occupation-specific coaching to guide your career development and professional growth. You will have the opportunity to connect with professionals in your industry and establish your own networks.
Your Career Counsellor will explore other jobs that use your skills and experience. We will help you gain related employment while working towards your professional license.