Employment Programs & Services

Find help deciding on a career, résumé assistance, loans to buy equipment, job training and more.


#201B 10334 - 152A Street Surrey, BC V3R 7P8 (get directions to BARISTAS Training)
604-992-2133  baristas@pcrs.ca
Free program for youth ages 16-30 years old. Offers 3 certificates including Food Safe, Super Host and Serving It Right.
Learn more about BARISTAS Training.

BC Settlement and Integration Services

Unit 4-13634 104 Ave Surrey  (get directions to BC Settlement and Integration Services)
Helps finds pathways to citizenship, build community connections, and employment skills. Assists refugee claimants, temporary foreign workers, post-secondary international students and provincial nominees.
​Learn more about BC Settlement and Integration Services.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

Helps immigrant professionals use their skills, training, and foreign qualifications for work in B.C. It can help you get jobs that match your experience and background. A number of service providers across the Lower Mainland provide the program for different professional fields.
​Learn more about Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

CAVE Youth Employment Program

Douglas College - Burnaby Training Centre #202 - 4250 Kingsway Ave Burnaby BC (get directions to Douglas College)
Program to help you identify job goals, explore careers, build workplace skills and confidence, and connect with local employers. For young adults (16-29).
​Learn more about CAVE Youth Employment Program.

Coast Capital Credentialing Program for Newcomer Women

604-547-2275   ashahin@dcrs.ca
Connects you with a career navigator to help you update your foreign credentials. Also provides up to $2000 to cover exams or licensing fees. Must be under 30 years old, in Canada for less than 5 years, and be a protected person, or have PR or citizenship.
Learn more about Coast Capital Credentialing Program for Newcomer Women.

Digital Skills Upgrading for Job Seekers Aged 55+

#245-10330 152nd St. Surrey BC (get directions to Digital Skills Upgrading for Job Seekers Aged 55+)
778-394-8822   employment55@success.bc.ca
Offers training in digital skills, help with job search, and workplace health and safety. Has one-on-one job search coaching, along with financial supports.
​Learn more about Digital Skills Upgrading for Job Seekers Aged 55+.

Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator

604-547-1662   selfemployment@dcrs.ca
Provides important information, resources and advice for aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs. One-on-one consultations, referrals and workshops. Language support may be available in English, Mandarin, Arabic and Korean.
​Learn more about Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator.

EMBERS Staffing Solutions—Surrey Office

201 - 10595 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC (get directions to EMBERS Staffing Solutions)
778-293-0781  surrey@embersstaffing.com
Offer individuals temporary short- and long-term job placements in construction, hospitality, warehousing and security. EMBERS provides a supportive environment and opportunities for advancement. Also provides workers with necessary equipment (such as steel-toed work boots) and training.
​Learn more about EMBERS Staffing Solutions.

Employment Programs @ PICS

#205 12725 80th Avenue Surrey, BC, V3W 3A6 (get directions to PICS)
Wide range of employment programs including a number of shorter term certificate programs designed to get people working in a variety of industries.
​Learn more about Employment Programs @ PICS.

Empowered for Employment

Unit 109 – 5577 153A St. Surrey, BC (get directions to Empowered for Employment)
604-262-4858    eeinfo@sourcesbc.ca 
Free employment programs to support job seekers to prepare for and obtain employment. All programs offer individualized planning and support including career exploration and job search strategies workshops, short-term occupational and industry specific skills training, work experience and job search and placement assistance.
​Learn more about Empowered for Employment.

Fast Track to Manufacturing Plus

200A–7134 King George Blvd (get directions to Fast Track to Manufacturing Plus)
604-351-9665    f2mplus@mosaicbc.org
Program designed for young newcomers (16 to 29 years old) to learn about careers in manufacturing and trades. After completing the training, you can pursue entry-level employment in manufacturing to gain experience or further your training in your trade of choice through apprenticeship. Paid training and workshops, certificates, and help developing a career path.
​Learn more about Fast Track to Manufacturing Plus.

Foreign Credential Recognition Program

Unit 205, 12725- 80th Ave Surrey BC (get directions to the Foreign Credential Recognition Program)
604-596-7722 Ext: 157
Helps internationally trained professionals to get back into their professional field or alternative related career field. Offers a loan amount up to $30,000 depending on the process, to cover the cost of credentialing along with a flexible repayment schedule. Also has a range of supports to help you in your career.
Learn more about Foreign Credential Recognition Program.

Foundry Work & Education Program

Free supported employment and education program if you are interested in working, going to school, or completing a training program. Offers support and guidance in navigating the sometimes overwhelming decisions. Program can be accessed virtually, or in-person at Foundry centres across BC.
​Learn more about Foundry Work & Education Program.

Future Leaders

202-10070 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC (get directions to Future Leaders)
604-597-0205  youthjobs@dcrs.ca
Training program for youth ages 15 – 30, Canadian citizens or permanent residents, unemployed or underemployed. Helps you prepare for the Canadian job market, gain recognized certificates, learn life skills through paid employability skills training, and work experience.
​Learn more about Future Leaders.

Future Troopers

202-10070 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC (get directions to Future Troopers)
604-597-0205  youthjobs@dcrs.ca
Helps you prepare for the Canadian job market. Learn valuable life skills, earn recognized certificates, get work experience and 1-on-1 employment success coaching. For youth 17-29, Canadian citizens or permanent residents, unemployed or underemployed.
Learn more about Future Troopers.

H.E.A.L. Work Program for Women

604-547-1260   heal@dcrs.ca​
Program empowers survivors of violence to get into the labour market. Offers tuition fee support, occupational skills training, paid work experience, childcare supports and a $250 bonus for completing three months’ of employment or post-secondary education. Program open to survivors of violence or trauma, who are experiencing health issues, stress, depression, or anxiety. Must be unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week, and a permanent resident or Canadian citizen. 
​Learn more about H.E.A.L. Work Program for Women.

La Boussole

312 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2 (get directions to La Boussole)
Centre Communautaire Francophone qui aide des gens qui parlent Français qui font face à des situations difficiles. Offre une variété de programmes sociaux et d'aide à l'emploi. French speaking community centre that helps French speakers facing difficult situations. Offers a variety of programs.
Learn more about La Boussole.

Neil Squire Society

400-3999 Henning Dr,  Burnaby, BC V5C 6P9 (get directions to the Neil Squire Society)
Offer a range of services for individuals with disabilities. Can help you build digital skills, or find assistive technology solutions that work for you. Have programs around finding employment and building job skills.
​Learn more about Neil Squire Society.

Newcomer Employment Support Program

#150- 10362 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC​ (get directions to the Newcomer Employment Support Program)
Help for newcomers looking for work who live in Surrey and Delta. Have individual coaching, resume help, job fairs and mentorship. Services are available in person and virtual. Services offered in Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Dari, Pashto, Farsi, Urdu, Ukrainian and English.
​Learn more about Newcomer Employment Support Program.

S.A.H.A.R.A. Program for Men

604-547-1260  sahara@dcrs.ca
Program empowers racialized men with multiple barriers such as substance abuse to get back into the labour market.
​Learn more about S.A.H.A.R.A. Program for Men.

SEED Youth Employment Program

13769 - 104th Ave Surrey BC (get directions to the SEED Youth Employment Program)
604-587-6634   seedyouth@douglascollege.ca
Program to help unemployed youth 16 to 30 years old find and keep a full-time job. Can help build work experience. Learn pre-employment skills, get short-term occupational certificate training and receive job search strategies and support.  Includes 6 weeks of paid online classroom training and 8 weeks of work experience with an employer.
​Learn more about SEED Youth Employment Program.

Self-employment Programs @ ISSofBC

#301-10334 152A Street  Surrey BC (get directions to ISSofBC)
604-683-1684  sparkandignite@issbc.org
Range of self-employment programs for permanent residents, refugees, protected persons, and live-in caregivers or temporary foreign workers. Learn about business plans, and build your skills.
Learn more about Self-employment Programs @ ISSofBC.

Skills for Life and Work

#210 7525 King George Blvd  Surrey BC (get directions to Skills for Life and Work)
604-273-7350   info@skillslifework.ca
6 week cohort-based program designed to assist individuals with multiple barriers to employment. You will gain the skills needed to find, secure, and maintain meaningful employment.
​Learn more about Skills for Life and Work.

Surrey Intercultural Youth Service Corps Project

12725 80th Ave, Surrey, BC, V3W 3A6 (get directions to the Surrey Intercultural Youth Service Corps Project)
604-596-7722  siyscorps@pics.bc.ca
Provide valuable leadership training, community engagement skills and volunteer placements, so that youth can build community connections and prepare to enter into the work force.
​Learn more about Surrey Intercultural Youth Service Corps Project.

This Way Onward

236-888-4756   thiswayonward@pcrs.ca
This employment service supports youth 16-24 to gain customer service skills through a series of workshops and a paid internship with Old Navy.
​Learn more about This Way Onward.

Trade Builders Program

Unit 205, 12725- 80th Ave Surrey BC (get directions to the Trade Builders Program)
604-596-7722 ext: 150
Program for people aged 16-29 who are interested in the building trades. Program that explores different technical occupations. Will help you develop essential skills and safety training.
​Learn more about Trade Builders Program.

Warehousing Program @ Back In Motion

Unit 110 6651 Elmbridge Way Richmond, BC V7C 5C2 (get directions to Back In Motion)
A unique opportunity for individuals with disabilities, who are interested in working in warehousing. Get an in-depth view of potential job tasks in a live simulated warehouse environment.
​Learn more about Warehousing Program @ Back In Motion.

Youth Works

604-591-9262, ext. 117   youthworks@bgcbc.ca
4 weeks of online group-based workshops and certificate training followed by a 6-week work experience placement with a local employer. Wage paid during training and work placement. For people 15 to 30 years old.
​Learn more about Youth Works.

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