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Employment Services

Looking for work? Need assistance with your job search and skills training to start your new career? We can help!

Finding meaningful employment can be challenging and overwhelming whether you are a newcomer to Canada or an immigrant who has been here for many years. Our Employment Services team can help you develop your skills and employability required to find work and succeed in the Canadian workplace. We offer free specialized services and programs for immigrants, including foreign-trained professionals pursuing employment in their career field, young adults needing skills training and newcomers seeking connections with local professionals. We aim to assist our clients in navigating effectively through the competitive labour market and ensure their successful integration into the community.

How it works

ICA offers employment services for newcomers and immigrants, including:

  • How to seek employment in the field
  • Employment training programs
  • Workplace readiness training for women

Contact Us 

Alla Balatska, Employment Client Navigator
Email: abalatska@icavictoria.org
Phone: 250.388.4728 Ext. 2154


“I was a teacher for over 20 years in Indonesia but it was hard to find a job in my field when I came to Canada. Thanks to the support and information at ICA, I  got the job I wanted on my first interview. Now I am working full time in my chosen profession.”


Immigrated from Indonesia


Upcoming Workshops


Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

The CPSI program helps newcomer professionals to find meaningful career employment that aligns with their pre-arrival education, training and experience.

Game Changer: Youth Employment Program

The Game Changer Youth Employment training Program pays youth (17-29) to learn the skills they need to find secure employment and a career path to success.

Workplace Occupational Readiness & Connections for Women (WORC)

ICA’s Employment Services offers the Workplace Occupation Readiness & Connections (WORC) for Women program to support Visible Minority Immigrant Women for their career success in Canada.

Success in Finding Work

'Success in Finding Work,' is an innovative employment program tailored for adult and mature newcomers, refugees, visible minorities, and BIPOC workers.

Migrant Workers Program

The Migrant Workers Program offers direct settlement and employment information and resources to migrant workers to understand their rights and help them integrate in the community.

Gateway to Tourism and Hospitality for Newcomers

The Gateway to Tourism and Hospitality program supports career planning, skills training, certifications and job search assistance for newcomers wanting to develop a career in the tourism and hospitality industry in Greater Victoria.

Immigrant Welcome Centre

From housing and education to employment services, ICA’s Settlement Services team can help newcomers navigate and connect with important resources and support.

Learn English (LINC)

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) provides English language training from beginner to advanced levels for adult newcomers to Canada. LINC is funded by the Government of Canada and is FREE for eligible students.

Tools for Equity

ICA’s Tools for Equity training program for businesses and organizations, addresses racial disparities and employment barriers faced by immigrants, refugees, and communities of colour in the Capital Regional District.