Surrey LIP News: Employment Service Brochure for Newcomers
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

There are many employment services and supports available to immigrants and refugees in Surrey. This brochure provides an overview of such services.

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The following programs are included in this brochure:

WorkBC Employment Services Centres

There are five WorkBC centres in Surrey. Centres are staffed with professionals who provide employment support services to all job seekers in Surrey.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program

Career Paths provides services to help immigrants find skilled employment in B.C. that uses the education and experience they bring to Canada.

IRCC* Settlement Program: Employment Supports

Settlement Program helps new immigrants and refugees to settle in Canada by providing orientation to their new communities, including providing advice and support in finding a job. Often services are available in different languages.

BC Settlement and Integration Services (BCIS)

The program supports the social and economic integration of newcomers who are not eligible to receive immigrant support services under the federally funded program (Settlement Program funded by IRCC), focusing in particular on the needs of Temporary Residents with a pathway to permanent residency and Naturalized Citizens actively seeking for employment.

Specialized Employment Programs

These programs provide training in a specific industry and often offer workplace placement and a job upon the completion of the training.

IRCC – Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (Federal government)