WelcomeBC: Employment Initiatives for Immigrants
Skills Connect for Immigrants Program is funded by the Ministry of Regional Economic and Skills Development through WelcomeBC.
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.
Resources for employers.
Association of International Medical Doctors of BC (AIMDBC)
BC Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA)
BC Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS)
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 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)
Canadian Association of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Partnership with Service Canada.
Canadian Language Benchmarks
English language testing.
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).
Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis
Curriculum information on education modules.
Skill Plan – Measure Up
The National Occupation Classification
Occupational descriptions – the 2001 NOC & the 2001 Career Handbook.
TOWES (Douglas College)
World Education Services (International Academic Credential Evaluation)
Document by document = $115 (flat fee); Course by course = $200 (flat fee).
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