Immigrant Women’s Group

The Intercultural Association of Victoria (ICA) is running a free Immigrant Women’s Group from January 22nd to April 9th. 

  • Make new friends
  • Learn more about Victoria and Canada
  • Express yourself through art
  • Participate in fun activities and fieldtrips
  • Share stories, ideas and information
  • Practice English
  • Get support
  • See their website for more information.

    Resource: Guides to Occupations

    Part of the Vancouver Public Library’s web site is dedicated to providing occupational information to skilled immigrants. They have a guide to occupations that you may want to bookmark. A large list of industries and occupations are included and the profiles provide information about employment prospects, wages, and the labour market in general. Check it out.

    Resource:Immigrants and the World of Work

    On the Ministry of Economic Development’s web site you will find a helpful document entitled Immigrants and the World of Work. The document, which is available in seven different languages looks at some of the challenges that immigrants face as they seek to start or continue a career in BC. There is clearly-written content that covers such issues as dealing with a lack of Canadian work experience and understanding Canadian workplace culture. Check it out.

    Personal Stories

    As we’ve examined earlier in this blog, foreign-trained engineers have an involved and lengthy process to go through in Canada in order to receive their professional designation. The Potential to Prosperity website provides 17 video profiles of engineers who went through the process. There are videos for Civil, Electrical, Environmental and other engineers from many different countries. Watching these stories can help foreign-trained immigrants to better understand and prepare for the process of getting their credentials recognized.