Resources

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Canadian Employment Resources

WelcomeBC: Employment Initiatives for Immigrants
Skills Connect for Immigrants Program is funded by the Ministry of Regional Economic and Skills Development through WelcomeBC.

WorkBC
Resources for job seekers, employers, and trainers in B.C.

The MECD International Qualifications Program
The International Qualifications Program helps internationally trained workers achieve qualification recognition and find work in B.C.

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks
Canadian Language Benchmark testing information.

Gateway to employment for immigrants in B.C.
Employment information for new Canadians.

Skills International
Resources for employers.

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Sector Resource Information

American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)

Association of International Medical Doctors of BC (AIMDBC)

BC Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists
 (BCASLPA)

BC Society of Laboratory Science
 (BCSLS)

British Columbia Pharmacy Association

BC Ultrasonographers’ Society
 (BCUS)

British Columbia Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
 (BCAMRT)

British Columbia Medical Association
 (BCMA)

British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists
 (BCSOT)

Business Council of British Columbia

Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals
 (CARDUP)

Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
 (CASLPA)

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
 (CSMLS)

Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
 (CSDMS)

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia
 (CLPNBC)

College of Midwives of BC
 (CMBC)

College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia
 (COTBC)

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
 (CPBC)

College of Physical Therapists of BC
 (CPTBC)

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
 (CPSBC)

College of Registered Nurses of BC
 (CRNBC)

College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC
 (CRPBC)

Construction Sector Council


Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators
 (CAPR)

Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Sector Council


Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council


Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council


Council for Automotive Human Resources


Medical Council of Canada
 (MCC)

Midwives Association of BC
 (MABC)

Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada


Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
 (PEBC)

Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC)

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
 (RCPSC)

St. Paul’s Hospital
 (IMG-BC)

Transport Canada

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Education and Credential Assessments

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Business Council of British Columbia

Campus Canada

Canadian Association of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Partnership with Service Canada.

Canadian Language Benchmarks
English language testing.

Going to Canada (a one-stop resource for immigrants)

HRSDC Essential Skills Homepage
Essential skills resources (includes authentic workplace documents and much more).

Industry Training Authority
Credential exams and industry training. $120 to establish required experience to challenge the exams.

International Credential Evaluation Services (BCIT)
Educational qualifications assessment
(Basic = $125/credential; Comprehensive = $225).

>International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

ITA – Apprentices Schools, Programs and Courses

Recognition for Learning
Prior Learning Assessment resources.

Red Seal

Credential exams to work across provinces.

Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis
Research reports.

Service Canada

Curriculum information on education modules.

Skill Plan – Measure Up
TOWES resources.

The National Occupation Classification
Occupational descriptions – the 2001 NOC & the 2001 Career Handbook.

Thompson Rivers University

TOWES (Douglas College)
$60/use.

TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) – Bow Valley College

Transferable Trade Skills

World Education Services (International Academic Credential Evaluation)
Document by document = $115 (flat fee); Course by course = $200 (flat fee).

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Resources for New Canadians

Angels Community
Information on immigration.

Canadian Immigrant Magazine
Canadas portal for new immigrants.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Citizenship and immigration information.

Centre for Intercultural Communication


British Columbia Internationally Trained Professionals Network


Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Collects, organizes, and distributes information, and acts as a national clearing house and referral service to support the recognition and portability of Canadian and international educational and occupational qualifications.
English Language Services for Adults Network
Search for immigrant service providers.

Occupational Fact Sheet for Internationally Educated Engineers