Skilled Immigrants
Programs & Services

YWCA Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

YWCA Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants is an employment program to help skilled immigrants achieve progress towards employment in regulated or non-regulated professions. 

  • One-to-one career planning and coaching services, employment workshops, networking opportunities with professionals, referrals to employers and mentors, and regulators;
  • Support services including financial help to pay for professional re-credentialing (training) or licenses, credential evaluation, exams, childcare, and transit;
  • Work placement and post-employment support to help you progress within your career path
  • Duration:
    • Applicants under regulated professions: up to 22 months
    • Applicants under non-regulated Professions: up to 12 months
  • A permanent Resident in Canada for no longer than 10 years, a protected person, or a refugee (with a notice of decision) 
  • Pre-arrival experience requirements:
    • One year of pre-arrival experience in the field for regulated occupations
    • Two years of pre-arrival experience for unregulated occupations (one year if 19-30 years of age)
  • Credentials where applicable in a regulated occupations
  • Must be a resident of North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Coast (Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Bowen Island, Lions Bay)
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Assessed at a minimum CLB 5 or 6

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Register now   or

Sign up for an online info session

For more information on the program schedule, please attend an information session or contact us.

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us to discuss accommodation. 


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YWCA Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
604 335 3544 | 
109 - 980 1st W, North Vancouver 
Office hours: Monday to Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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