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Employment Services

Employment Services

Pre-Employment and Settlement Support Program

In partnership with WelcomeBC, we are pleased to offer the Pre-Employment and Settlement Support Program.

This program is committed to providing Settlement and Integration Services to support the social and economic integration of newcomers who are not eligible to receive immigrant support services under the federally funded program, and to focus in particular on the needs of Temporary Residents who are working in B.C. and have the intent to stay and Naturalized Citizens who are looking to be more fully engaged in the labour market.


  • One on one information, orientation and referral services.
  • Impact Mentorship Program (Please see description under Settlement Services)
  • Weekly employment orientations onsite at MPNH.
  • Labour Market Attachment Workshop series including:
  • Intro to Volunteering & Placement Support
  • Community Connections to support your network
  • Resume and cover letter Skills
  • Getting the most from Informational Interviews
  • How to work a Job Fair
  • Career Prospects in the current Job Market
  • Monthly topical workshops on Labour Market & Employment covering:
  • Workplace rights and responsibilities
  • Work safety
  • Workplace culture and probation
  • Awareness of Social Benefits (EI, Income Tax and Child Tax, CPP)
  • Employment Standards & Employment Relations

Program Eligibility

  • Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Provincial Nominees who are not yet approved for permanent residency
  • Post-secondary International students who are eligible to work in Canada
  • Refugee Claimants
  • Naturalized Citizens

Contact us

José Luis Aranda
Job Search Trainer
604.879.8208 ext 204

Public Notice—WorkBC Employment Program Closure

As of November 23, 2018 we have closed the doors of our Satellite WorkBC Employment Program office due to dramatic changes in the current funding model.

If you would like to access WorkBC services, please find your local WorkBC Employment Services Centre at, or call ESC Vancouver Midtown: 604.829.2300.

We will continue to offer employment supports and services for newcomer clients who are ineligible for WorkBC. Please contact Jose Luis Aranda at:, 604.879.8208 ext 214.

Thank you for your understanding. Please contact Claudine Matlo, Director of Community Programs, for any further information:, 604.879.8208 ext 138.


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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

October 10 - December 31
Whole Foods Market Cambie, 510 West 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C5 Canada

From now until December 31, bring your reusable bags to Whole Foods Market on Cambie Street. Instead of collecting the bag rebate at the checkout, ask to make a donation to our House! All bag donations from October 1 to December 31 will support food security programs at our House. Visit the Store  

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Employment Programming for Newcomers

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 22, 2018

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

In partnership with WelcomeBC, MPNH is pleased to offer employment programming for newcomers. If you are not eligible for WorkBC services, and you meet the eligibility criteria, you may benefit from this program. The program offers settlement and integration services to support the social and economic integration of newcomers who are not eligible to receive […]

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