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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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Circle of Nations: Sharing our Culture Through Stories

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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Please join us for an evening of free dinner and theatre! Using sound, movement, words, music and fabric, Vancouver Playback Theatre will reenact and honour your personal story. Childcare available for ages 2–6. Youth engagement circle for ages 7 and up (hip hop, leadership, and other activities). Advance registration is required. Please contact: Jolene Andrew […]

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