Immigrant and New Canadian websites
Are you new to Canada and eligible to work? If you need assistance in finding work or exploring training options NIEFS can assist you. We offer support services and have the resources required. We can also tell you more about the *Skills Connect for Immigrants program for immigrants to Canada. Contact our office today at 250-286-3441 or by email at .

See the following websites for information on Work in Canada, Canadian Work Culture, Credentials and Qualifications Recognition, Professional Sites, Associations and Sector Councils, and Canadian Language Benchmarks.

Download this Skills Connect for Immigrants brochure for more information.

Welcome to BC

There are several ways to come to British Columbia. This site provides information on how to become temporary workers, skilled and professional workers, international students in BC. It will also guide you through facts, trends and citizenship for immigration.

Immigrant Welcome Centre of Campbell River

The Immigrant Welcome Centre of Campbell River website contains links to a vast array of information, services and resources for newcomers need to live, learn and work in the Campbell River area.

Campbell River Multicultural & Immigrant Services Association

MISA is a non-profit organization that provides:
information and help to people who have moved to Canada from other countries.
resources, workshops and training to other agencies and community groups to assist them in learning how to provide service in a welcoming and sensitive way to people from diverse backgrounds.
opportunities to celebrate diversity, meet people from other cultural backgrounds, and learn about racism and multiculturalism at social events and through volunteer opportunities.

Immigrant Employment Council of BC

The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) aims to connect immigrants to employment that reflects their knowledge and experience. This site contains several good BC resources and links useful to immigrants and individuals working with immigrant populations

Skilled Immigrant Info Centre

Skilled Immigrant Info Centre is a virtual resource centre that connects skilled immigrants to employment & community resources/services community services including BC public libraries. The Skilled Immigrant Info Centre is designed to assist new immigrants in their search to find employment that aligns with their skills, training, and experience.

Looking Ahead

A on-line portal to information, programs and services that support immigrant employment in British Columbia, Canada. Resource guides for immigrants, employers and service providers.

Canadian Immigrant

This website has a wealth of information and articles for New Canadians on finding employment and establishing a career in Canada.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

The main link to the Government of Canada's immigration and citizenship services and information.

International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

A website designed to assist people to gain the recognition they need to pursue their career and educational goals in Canada. ICES evaluates the credentials of people who have studied in other provinces or countries and determines comparable levels in British Columbia and Canadian terms.

Foreign Credentials Referral Office

The Working in Canada Tool will help you identify the name of your occupation in Canada and provide you with a detailed labour market information report (containing job duties, skill requirements, wage rates, etc.) for a chosen location in Canada.

Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)

Immigrants who have some experience, or who want to start a career, in the trades may find support through STEPís Immigrants in Trades Training (IITT) initiative.

Federal Internship for Newcomers Program

The Federal Internship for Newcomers (FIN) Program provides newcomers with valuable temporary Canadian work experience and training opportunities with federal government departments. Internships are offered in categories such as: policy, administration, project management, computer science, communications and science. A mentor will be provided for the duration of the internship. In addition to gaining work experience, you will be able to: - learn about Canadian workplace culture - understand hiring processes - network with members of the public service - attend orientation sessions or training

Society of Internationally Trained Engineers of British Columbia

SITE BC is British Columbia's unique forum for the engineering community from around the world representing the interests of BC's internationally trained engineering community.