In The Spotlight

WorkBC Centres help immigrants and refugees build careers in B.C.

When immigrants and refugees arrive in B.C., they are often coping with stress, loss, and worry for their families and friends. On top of this, they have a lot of important things to take care of like finding housing, schools for their kids, and employment. Many of them begin their employment journey through WorkBC Centres where they can access free services like skills training, work experience, English language courses, resume writing, and preparing for interviews and learning the ins and outs of working in B.C.

Since 2019, WorkBC Employment Services Centres have assisted about 32,000 immigrants and over 4,000 refugees to help them to find and keep jobs. Most of the immigrants and refugees are from the Middle East (34%, including Iran, Syria, and Iraq), Europe (23%) and Asia (20%). Almost 13,000 immigrants found sustainable employment in B.C. since April 2019, including nearly 1,700 refugees.

Jenny: Found meaningful work.