Newcomers have access to services which help them adapt their skills and/or knowledge for the Canadian work environment to increase their employability.

One-on-One Employment Counselling

We provide you with one-on-one support tailored for newcomer job-seekers. You will be provided pre-employment skills and resources as well as skills-building and volunteer opportunities in order to build confidence and knowledge.

Job Connections

This program will help newcomers gain the ability to review their career options and identify suitable career choices. We will help you tap into hidden job markets and develop a Job Search Plan. You will learn to write a compelling resumé and cover letter. You will have access to resources which will help you expand your professional network, volunteer and/or training opportunities.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Self-assessment/Personality Dimensions
  • Labour Market Exploration/Tapping into Hidden Markets
  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Job Search Skills
  • Interview and Presentation Skills
  • Volunteer Opportunities and how to gain 'Canadian Work Experience’

Refugee Employment Support

One-on-one support tailored for refugee job-seekers. You will be provided pre-employment skills and resources as well as skills-building and volunteer opportunities in order to build confidence and knowledge.


Career Mentorship

You will be matched with mentors based on your interests, needs, and professional background. Career Mentorship support is useful if you would benefit from access to professional networks/the Canadian labour market, and desire and understanding of Canadian career-path options and workplace cultures.

Matched mentees and mentors may set their own meeting schedules. Each must commit to a minimum of 10 hours of interaction over a 3-month period. Interactions may take the form of face-to-face meetings, email
communications, telephone conversations, and job shadowing opportunities.

Meet the Employer

These sessions will link you with employers who are ready to hire. Each session will consists of a small group of
newcomer job-seekers who will benefit from an in-person interactive session with an employer who will offer information on hiring process, job opportunities and job requirements. A great networking opportunity!

Newcomer Job Fairs

Job fairs will provide you with opportunities to meet with employers who can offer information about their businesses, their hiring processes, job requirements and job opportunities, as well as, conduct initial interviews.

You will receive support to prepare your resumes and gain interview skills prior to registering for job fairs.


Interested in workshops offered by this program? Check out our recent video

Eligibility criteria

For permanent and temporary residents, temporary foreign workers, international students, refugees, immigrants, naturalized citizens, refugee claimants (ages 16 and over) living in Surrey and Delta who need help finding employment.  604.954.0482

Can you access the program directly?


Other referral options

Including but not limited to other community or health professionals, other agencies.

Other information


#305 10362 King George Blvd.
Surrey, BC V3T 2W5



Jenny Lam
Senior Manager
604.572.4060 ext 1171

Iris Solorzano
Program Manager

Book an Appointment 

Interested in booking an appointment with a Newcomer Employment Specialist?


Malou Sibbaluca
Employer Relations Coordinator

Unable to come for a face-to-face appointment?  Appointments with Employment Specialists are also available through Skype. 


Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

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