Mainland/Southwest

Tech Train for Remote Work and Wellness Program

The Tech Train for Remote Work and Wellness program helps immigrants and visible minorities develop skills for employment in retail, accommodation, and food sectors. Training also includes essential skills like digital literacy, e-commerce, IT, and office administration.

Regional Districts:

  • All

Training Locations:

  • Online

Contact:

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, email or 604-547-1274

Red Seal Construction Trades Training

The Red Seal Construction Trades Training program provides unemployed immigrants and visible minorities with training and supports to pass the Inter-Provincial exam conducted by the Industry Training Authority (ITA). Training is provided in areas with skill shortages in the construction sector.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

Ace Community Collegeemail or 604-603-2231

Immigrant Job Shop

The Immigrant Job Shop provides immigrants and visible minorities with skills to seek and maintain employment. Training includes essential skills, workplace English, computer skills, life skills, and customer service skills.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Fraser Valley
  • Metro Vancouver

Training Locations:

  • Abbotsford

Contact:

Archway Community Servicesemail or 604-859-7681 (277)

CyberSecure - Training for Immigrants

The CyberSecure - Training for Immigrants program supports immigrants and visible minorities in overcoming employment barriers to find employment in the cybersecurity sector.
 

Regional Districts:

  • All

Training Locations:

  • Online

Contact:

Back in Motion, email or 604-273-7350

The Practice Enterprise

The Practice Enterprise program provides immigrants and visible minorities with work experience in a simulated business environment. Participants gain hands-on skills in administration, human resources, marketing, or digital media.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

Douglas College, email or 604-777-6099

Career Compass for Immigrants

The Career Compass for Immigrants program provides participants with training to find work or maintain current employment. Training includes occupational skills, short-term certification, soft skills, and digital skills. Participants also receive supports like job search assistance, placement, and work experience. Services are available in English, Arabic and French.

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver
  • Surrey

Contact:

ISSofBC's, email or 604-684-2561

Computer Skills for the Office Certificate Program - for Immigrant and Racialized Women

The Computer Skills for the Office Certificate program helps participants find employment in office support positions. Training includes computer fundamentals, core courses, and pre-employment training.
 

Regional Districts:

  • All

Training Locations:

  • Online

Contact:

Langara College, email or 604-323-5511
 

Fast Track to Technology Careers

The Fast Track to Technology Careers program helps immigrants, francophones, and visible minorities enter the workforce in high-demand IT careers. Participants receive pre-employment services, occupational skills training and a diploma, and post-placement supports.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver

Training Locations:

  • Online

Contact:

MOSAIC, email or 604-351-9665

Women Empowerment and Employment Readiness (WEER)

The Women Empowerment and Employment Readiness program supports immigrants, francophones, and visible minorities who identify as women. Training includes group-based skills training, work experience placements, and mentorship meetings. Participants also receive wraparound supports to address barriers to employment.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

Options for Community Service, email or 778-775-0746

PICS E-Agriculture Training (PEAT) Program

The PICS E-Agriculture Training program provides participants with in-demand skills to find sustainable employment in the agriculture industry. Training includes digital literacy, language skills, occupational training, and pre-employment supports.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

PICS E-Agriculture Training (PEAT) Program, email or 604-596-7722

Immigrant Skills Training for High-Demand Sectors Program

The Immigrant Skills Training for High-Demand Sectors program helps immigrants, francophones, and visible minorities find sustainable employment in high-demand industries. Training includes sector-specific language skills, essential skills, soft skills, job search skills, and occupational health and safety.
 

Regional Districts:

  • All

Training Locations:

  • Online

Contact:

SUCCESS, email or 604-684-1628

Building Service Worker+ (BSW+)

The Building Service Worker+ program provides participants with skills and training to find employment in the building service worker industry. Training includes employability skills, theoretical knowledge, and practical work experience as sanitation workers, janitors, building caretakers, maintenance workers, and more.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley
  • Squamish-Lillooet

Training Locations:

  • Online
  • Vancouver

Contact:

Vancouver Community College, email or 604-871-7000

Medical Office Assistant (MOA) Program

The Medical Office Assistant program provides participants with training and knowledge to find employment in the health care sector. Training includes digital literacy, soft skills, and short-term safety training.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

Western Community College, email or 604-594-3500

YMCA Early Childhood Education Assistant Training

The Early Childhood Education Assistant Training program helps immigrants, francophones, and visible minorities gain skills and certifications in the childcare sector. Training includes ECEA certification, on-the-job training through practicum placements, and post-employment supports to secure employment.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley
  • Sunshine Coast

Training Locations:

  • Online
  • Vancouver

Contact:

YMCA Greater Vancouver, email or 604-939-9622

Aspire

The ASPIRE program supports refugee newcomers who identify as women. Training includes essential skills, job search skills, short-term certificates, and work experience to find sustainable employment or pursue further education. 
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver
  • Fraser Valley

Training Locations:

  • Online
  • Vancouver

Contact:

YWCA Metro Vancouver, email or 604 895 5800