About Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
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About the Program
Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
If you are a new Immigrant looking for a job that matches your knowledge and skills, you will benefit from Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants. This free program will prepare you for the Canadian job market, using your past education and experience. Career Paths provides connections to help you find a career in your line of work.
Many Immigrants looking for work have the following challenges:
✔ Lack of Canadian credentials
✔ Lack of Canadian work experience
✔ Limited knowledge of Canadian workplace culture
✔ Lack of recognition of international credentials
✔ Limited industry-specific knowledge and network
If you experience any of these limitations, Back in Motion’s Career Advisors and Job Search Advisors will work with you to help you reach your employment goals.
If you are not sure if this program is for you, contact us to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor.
Regulated Health Professions (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Medical Lab Technicians, and Veterinarians) living across British Columbia.
Regulated and Unregulated Professions (Streams 2 and 3)
For Newcomers residing in Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Richmond, and Delta.
Services for Immigrants
Immigrants are often unemployed or working outside their field of expertise. Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants assists Newcomers to move more quickly into jobs that match their skills, experience, and knowledge. You will work one-to-one with a Career Advisor and Job Search Advisor through one or more of the following services based on your individual needs.
Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants will provide customized solutions to meet the challenges and requirements of occupations across many industry sectors. We use a one-to-one approach to review your past education and work experience, and discover gaps in training. We will help you access funding targeted to your qualifications, such as:
- Skills training
- Certifications or courses
- Exam preparation and fees
- Professional membership or licensing fees
- Occupation Specific Language Training
Skills Upgrading will help you gain the Canadian credentials you need to enter the local labour market.
Gaining Canadian Work Experience
For many employers, the Canadian work experience requirement is less about formal qualifications and more about knowledge of Canadian workplace practices. Our Work Placement Services will identify your employment needs and explore placement options, such as:
- Job shadowing
- Full- or part-time paid employment
Throughout our 29-year history of providing services to BC job seekers, we have initiated and strengthened relationships with BC employers across a wide variety of sectors. We will find targeted opportunities to match your experience, knowledge, and skills. These work placements will help you gain Canadian work experience and make you more employable.
Mentors help internationally-trained Immigrants understand the BC job market in their field of expertise, through one-to-one or group meetings. Over 3-4 months, a local mentor will provide you with job search strategies and industry information, and increase your awareness of Canadian workplace culture. Occupation-specific mentorship will also connect you with professionals in your industry and help to establish your own networks.
The mission of Back in Motion Employment Services is to provide industry-leading, professional employment solutions, to assist people in overcoming barriers and reaching their full employment potential.
Back in Motion Employment Services provide industry-leading, professional employment solutions, to assist people in overcoming barriers and reaching their full employment potential.
Guided by our motivation to transform lives and build vibrant communities, our services address both sides of employment-related challenges: the job seeker’s need for meaningful and sustainable employment and the labour shortage experienced by BC employers.
Recognized as leaders in customer service and satisfaction, our personable and professional staff have extensive experience supporting individuals with diverse needs to achieve employment. We are proud to serve vulnerable populations (Immigrants and Refugees, Persons With Disabilities (physical, mental, developmental, and intellectual), Older Workers (55+), Youth at Risk (15-30), and individuals at risk for homelessness and/or recovering from addictions.
Back in Motion is a proud member of the Surrey Board of Trade.
We are so thankful to have such amazing program members who have taken the time to share their experiences with us.
"Thank you so much, Miriam; for the support, guidance and encouragement. I'm truly grateful to Back in Motion for supporting me every step of the way on my transition into the Canadian healthcare system."
Teresa, Career Paths Client
"With the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program I gained self-confidence even though I was in a new country, I felt I belonged."
Muzna, Career Paths Client
"I believe Career Paths Program is great in assisting skilled immigrants who migrate to Canada with so much hopes and aspirations..."
Iroshini, Career Paths Client
"Raminder had a plan ready for me from the moment I stepped into her office. She worked with me on my resume writing and interview preparation which was quite resourceful. She encouraged me to find a job in my field..."
Suchi, Career Paths Client
"My counsellor reviewed my resume and cover letter and suggested some important changes to make them better. She told me to amend my resume according to the job description of jobs that I was applying..."
Enas, Career Paths Client
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Stream 1 - Delivered Province-Wide
Stream 2/3 - For Newcomers Residing In Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Richmond, & Delta.