Find help deciding on a career, resume assistance, loans to buy equipment, job training and more.

#201B 10334 - 152A Street Surrey, BC V3R 7P8
Tel: 604-999-2301
Free program for youth ages 16-30 years old. Offers 5 certificates including First Aid, WHMIS, and Food Safe. School credits are available and a work experience placement with Starbucks Coffee.

BC Settlement and Integration Services
Unit 4-13634 104 Ave Surrey 
Tel: 604-954-0484
BCSIS assists refugee claimants, temporary foreign workers, post-secondary international students and provincial nominees looking to pursue pathways to citizenship. Immigration and settlement services include orientation, information and referral to community services, assistance navigating immigration and work permit applications, referrals to trauma counselling (for refugee claimants only). Labour market services include job market information, connection to job opportunities, employment counselling, short-term pre-employment and certificate courses, assistance with workplace safety or employment standards violations, and education on workplace rights and responsibilities, work safety, and workplace culture.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
#210 7525 King George Blvd  Surrey BC
Tel: 604-575-3800
Second Location:
#301-10334 152A Street  Surrey BC
Tel: 604-683-1684 or 604-590-4021
Program designed to help new immigrants find jobs related to their professional fields. Now operating virtually. Can help get Canadian work experience, mentorship,  credentials and workplace culture. Must be a permanent resident for less than 5 years, have at least intermediate English and be unemployed or working in a field unrelated to your profession.

CAVE Youth Employment Program
Douglas College - Burnaby Training Centre #202 - 4250 Kingsway Ave Burnaby BC
Tel: 604-438-3045
Now offered 100% online. Join the CAVE Youth Employment Program and get real tools to find and keep a steady job. For youth (17-29) to identify job goals, create a professional resume, build interview skills and connect with employers. Short-term training certificates available. Program is free, and participants can earn bonuses of up to $650. 5 week program and 12 weeks of job search support. See website for more details.

Digital Skills Upgrading for Job Seekers Aged 55+
#245-10330 152nd St. Surrey BC
Tel: 778-394-8822
Offers individuals over 55 digital skills, career planning, job search skills, soft skills and job maintenance skills. Short term certificate training as needed. Training allowance for attendance is provided. The office is currently closed but staff are still offering assistance and updates on the program.

EMBERS Staffing Solutions—Surrey Office
13686 94A Ave. Surrey, BC
Tel: 778-293-0781
Offer individuals temporary short- and long-term job placements in construction, warehousing, administration, and special events. EMBERS provides a supportive environment and opportunities for advancement. Also provides workers with the necessary equipment (such as steel-toed work boots) and training. 


Employment Now
Due to the COVID pandemic, all our services are offering online
Tel: 604-591-9262, ext. 117
For people 17 to 29 years old who want to work in customer service, retail or office admin and clerical? This program is focused on making sure you have the skills and opportunity to get hired.

Fast Track to Manufacturing (F2M Project)
200A–7134 King George Blvd
Tel: 778-591-9334 
A program for young newcomers (24 to 29 years old) who are looking for a career in the rapidly growing manufacturing field. During COVID-19, we are providing services by phone, email and online. The best way to reach us is at 604-351-9665 or via email at

Foreign Credential Recognition Program
Unit 205, 12725- 80th Ave Surrey BC
Tel: 604-596-7722 Ext: 157
Helps internationally trained professionals to get back into their professional field or alternative related career field. Also offers a loan amount up to $15,000 depending on the process, to cover the cost of credentialing along with a flexible repayment schedule. COVID-19 Update: Program is now offered 100% online. Information sessions conducted online via Zoom Video Conferencing.

Future Leaders
202-10070 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC
Tel: 604-597-0205
Training program for youth ages 15 – 30, Canadian citizens or permanent residents, unemployed or underemployed. Helps you prepare for the Canadian job market, gain recognized certificates, learn life skills through paid employability skills training, and work experience.

Future Troopers
202-10070 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC
Tel: 604-597-0205
Helps you prepare for the Canadian job market. Learn valuable life skills, earn recognized certificates, get work experience and 1-on-1 employment success coaching. For youth 17-29, Canadian citizens or permanent residents, unemployed or underemployed.

H.E.A.L. Work Program for Women
Tel: 604-597-0205
​Program empowers survivors of violence to get into the labour market. Gain new skills and work experience to build the life you want in Canada with our online training. Offers tuition fee support, workshops and coaching, occupational skills training, paid work experience, childcare supports and a $250 bonus for completing three months’ of employment or post-secondary education. Program open to survivors of violence or trauma, who are experiencing health issues, stress, depression, or anxiety. Must be unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week, and a permanent resident or Canadian citizen. 

Immigrant Entrepreneur Program
13455 76 Ave, Surrey BC
Tel: 604-547-1662
Provides important information, resources and advice for aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs. One-on-one consultations, referrals and workshops. Offered in English and other languages including Mandarin, Arabic, Korean & Karen. COVID-19 update: Assistance is still offered to clients. Best method of contact during the pandemic: 

La Boussole
312 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2
Tel: 604-683-7337
Centre Communautaire Francophone qui aide des gens qui parlent Français qui font face à des situations difficiles. Offre une variété de programmes sociaux et d'aide à l'emploi. French speaking community centre that helps French speakers facing difficult situations. Offers a variety of programs. All community activities are canceled until further notice.

Migrant Worker's Support Network Program
Unit #205- 12725 80th Ave. Surrey, B.C
Tel: 604-596-7722 Ext.148
Learn about your rights, workplace safety, build English skills and learn about the programs available for Temporary Foreign Workers.

Newcomer Employment Support Program
#150- 10362 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC​
Tel: 604-954-0483
Help for newcomers looking for work who live in Surrey and Delta. Have individual coaching, resume help, job fairs and mentorship. Due to COVID-19, services are now delivered virtually, limited in-person services are by appointment only, no drop-in services.

S.A.H.A.R.A. Program for Men
Tel: 604-597-0205
Program empowers racialized men with multiple barriers such as substance abuse to get back into the labour market. Includes 5 to 6 weeks of online training, supplies, and 120 hours of paid work experience.

SEED Youth Employment Program
13769 - 104th Ave Surrey BC
Tel: 778-389-2769
Now offered 100% online. Program to help unemployed youth 15 to 30 years old find and keep a full-time job. Can help build work experience. Learn pre-employment skills, get short-term occupational certificate training and receive job search strategies and support.  Includes 6 weeks of online classroom training and 8 weeks of paid work experience with an employer.

Skills for Life and Work
#210 7525 King George Blvd  Surrey BC
Tel: 604-273-7350
6 week cohort-based program designed to assist individuals with multiple barriers to employment. You will gain the skills needed to find, secure, and maintain meaningful employment.

SOURCES Empowered for Employment
Unit 109 – 5577 153A St. Surrey, B.C
Tel: 604-262-4858 

Free employment programs to support job seekers to prepare for and obtain employment. All programs offer individualized planning and support including career exploration and job search strategies workshops, short-term occupational and industry specific skills training, work experience and job search and placement assistance. Participation Incentives may include  laptop loaners, childcare, all training related costs, trauma counselling if needed, and up to $850 in program completion and employment outcome bonuses.

*During COVID 19, services are being delivered virtually.

Building Service Worker Program

A FREE 11 week program in partnership with Vancouver Community College for Survivors of Domestic and/or Sexual Violence to enhance employability skills, gain industry specific skills training and obtain employment in the Building Services industry.

Admin and Accounting Works Program

A FREE 11 week program in partnership with Vancouver Community College for  Older Workers (55+) to gain occupational skills training and obtain  employment in  Office Administration.

Skills for Today's Workplace Program

A FREE 11 week program for  Survivors of Violence and/or Abuse providing individualized planning and  skills training to explore  interests and talents, build employability skills and develop marketable skills to obtain employment.  

Skills Work Program

A FREE 12 week program for Persons with Disabilities to gain skills training and support to enhance employability, explore careers, develop employment goals, and prepare for a successful transition to employment.

Peering into Employment Program

A FREE coordinated housing and employment program for People who are at Risk of, or Experiencing  Homelessness to develop skills, connect with community resources, gain work experience, increase confidence and use their lived experience to contribute to the needs of the community and /or workplace.

YouThrive Program

A FREE skills training for employment program for Youth between the ages of 15-30 who are seeking employment and/or further training. Providing individualized support to explore careers, develop employability and job search skills, short-term certificate training, paid work experience and job search and placement assistance.

Spark & Ignite Self-employment Programs
#301-10334 152A Street  Surrey BC
Tel: 604-683-1684
Those who want to know if they've got what it takes to become self-employed; and those who not only have a clear business idea but also need help improving an existing business.

SIYS Corps - Surrey Intercultural Youth Service Corps Project
12725 80th Ave, Surrey, BC, V3W 3A6
Tel: 604-596-7722
6 weeks of skills training and 11 weeks of volunteer work experience for youth aged 15 to 30. All online. SIYSCorps program brings together a diverse group of motivated youth to become active community ambassadors. Will help youth gain valuable experience in community engagement and enhancing employment opportunities.

Start It Right
202-10070 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC
Tel: 604-597-0205
Training program for international students, work permit holders and high-school students ages 15 – 30. Helps you prepare for the Canadian job market, gain recognized certificates, learn life skills through group-based employability skills and work experience.

This Way Onward
Tel: 236-888-4756 
Gives youth ages 16 - 24, an opportunity to gain skills and confidence in the customer service field. Series of supported workshops and a paid internship with Old Navy. COVID-19 Update: This Way Ahead is still in service. In response to COVID-19, staff are following recommendations by offering the weekly workshops online via Zoom in lieu of meeting in class. It is planned to host the summer internship. Call 236-888-4756 for more updates or email to request an application form.

Trade Builders Program
Unit 205, 12725- 80th Ave Surrey BC
Tel: 604-596-7722 ext: 150
Program for people aged 18-29 who are interested in the building trades. 30 week program that explores different technical occupations. Will help you develop essential skills and safety training. Child care, transportation, work clothing supports.

Working Together
400-3999 Henning Dr,  Burnaby, BC V5C 6P9
Tel: 604-473-9363
Offers individualized program plans or a group-based learning environment for people with disabilities looking for work. Services include career and personal development, assistance with employment readiness, and job search support. Also offers ergonomic and/or assistive technology assessments and solutions. A wage subsidy may be available if required.

Youth in Tech Program
#301-10334 152A Street  Surrey BC
Tel: 604-362-1743
Job training and job search for youth between 18 - 29 years of age to start their careers in web development or software testing.  All services are online via Zoom etc. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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