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 5 years

  • Three years of pre-arrival experience in the field (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.

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After two and a half years of online program delivery, we are happy to introduce a new hybrid model, which will continue to provide participants with the flexibility of taking some of the workshops from home, but will add the much-needed face-to-face interactions between participants and facilitators.  

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


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YWCA Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
109 - 980 1st W, North Vancouver 
604 209 8271 |


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