Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants


If you are a professional looking for a meaningful career that aligns with your qualifications and experience before coming to Canada, ICA’s Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program can help.

The Career Paths program at ICA can help with:
  • Job search strategies, cover letter/resume writing
  • Funded skills training and upgrading
  • Creating connections with local employers
  • Mentorship and professional networking – accessing the hidden job market
  • Finding information for additional certifications
  • Understanding the credential evaluation and recognition process
  • Gaining insights into regulatory / licensure requirements and processes
  • Learning more about potential internship opportunities in the community relevant to your career field
Program Eligibility:
  • Permanent Resident (five years or less)
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or BC Employment Assistance (BCEA)
  • Three years of pre-arrival experience in a particular career field (one year if 19-30 years of age)
  • Intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency
“Career paths isn’t just an employment support service but is part of my life events. The case manager cares for the clients individually and offers customized consulting. Even If you’re a newly landed Immigrant, I vouch that all your small concerns will be triaged and addressed. Shed your worries here, you will be helped for sure. I am forever grateful for the connections I found and will stay in touch with them.”

Praveena, CPSI Client

For more information about the Career Paths program, select your career field:


Careers in Construction & Engineering,  Information Technology (IT), Business & Administration

Martina Rossmann, Immigrant Employment Specialist
Phone: 250.388.4728 Ext. 139

Careers in all other occupations

Darcie Gabruck, Immigrant Employment Specialist
Phone: 250.388.4728 Ext. 140

Visit our Employment Workshops page for all Career Paths workshops

Employment Workshops

Our Employment Workshops offer a variety of opportunities to expand your understanding and success in the Canadian job market. Our goal is to help you find employment and career success.

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.

About ICA

The purpose of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) is to support the full integration of newcomer immigrants and refugees into the social, economic and civic life of the Capital Region of British Columbia.