Employment in British Columbia

Vocational Services

Progressive Intercultural Community Services – From guided group job search assistance and individual job search assistance to specialized programs and training, PICS offers a wide range of services to ensure each client gets the most out of their experience. 

Mosaic BC—Employment Services Centre – Mosaic offers specialized services to immigrants, refuges and newcomers at the Vancouver Northeast Employment centre.

Immigrant Service Society of BC – ISS of BC provides a full range of employment services that assist immigrant jobseekers with a wide variety of needs and enhance their ability to build a meaningful and successful work life in Canada.

Pacific Immigrant Resource Society – PIRS is a unique immigrant service agency that has been providing services for immigrant women and their young children since 1975.

Immigrant Welcome Centre: Nanaimo – Whether you are a newly arrived immigrant or have lived in Canada for years, finding employment can be challenging. The centre has several services and programs to help with employment needs.

South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services – Offers employment services and labour market mentorship.

Vernon & District Immigrant Services Society – Provides job search, career educational planning, accreditation assistance and referrals to community employment and support services. The services are at no cost.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants  – Helps professionals use their skills, training, and foreign qualifications for work in B.C. They can help you get jobs that match your experience and background.


Starting a Business in BC (from One Stop Business Registry) – A variety of resources and links to consult before starting a business in BC, including “Starting a Small Business” and “Import/Export” guides. 


Industry Training Authority BC – Provides support services and training to help immigrants work in the trades in BC.

Job Search Websites

MyHR – Human Resources for the B.C. Public Service. 

BC Jobs – A source for finding employment and contract work.

WowJobs – A source for finding over 100,000 jobs across Canada including advertised, classified and company sites.