ICA Summer Workshops

FREE: Our Summer Workshops Begin July 8!

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Racist Incident Helpline (1-833-457-5463)

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Game Changer: Youth Employment Program

Designed specifically for immigrant young adults (17-29 years), the Game Changer program is designed to:

  • develop participant’s skills and competencies to strategically envision and plan their career path
  • connect participant’s talent to meaningful employment opportunities
  • develop a strong peer community

What does the Game Changer program offer?

  • 8 weeks of In-class Employability Skills Training
  • Full-time Paid Training
  • Financial Support for program participation including reimbursement for transportation costs


    • Immigrant Young Adult ages 17 – 29 residing in British Columbia
      (Permanent Resident, Naturalized Citizen, or Protected Person legally entitled to work in Canada)
    • Not attending school full-time
    • Currently unemployed or precariously employed
    • Meets minimum English language proficiency requirement (CLB level 5)

After three years of working tirelessly on my own, taking additional courses, building connections and trying to get interviews with firms willing to value my professional experience as an architect in Egypt; I enrolled in the Game Changer program. The staff at ICA have given me such dedicated support and guidance, it made an enormous difference. I am so grateful to have the funding and support to continue working towards my career in Canada. 

In the two weeks since graduating from the program I have had nine interviews and today I was offered a job as an intern architect. Thank you, ICA.

Yasmin Hassan,
Game Changer Graduate

Participants will learn:
  • Essential Skills
  • Soft Skills
  • Job Search Skills (resume & cover letter development, interview practice)
  • Labour market information
  • Networking & Self-marketing Skills
  • Job Maintenance Skills and more
  • Individualized Occupational Skills Training
  • Short-term Certificates
  • Mentorship
  • Paid Work experience upon completion of in-class training
  • Employment Counselling & Support
  • Post Job Placement Support and more.

Contact Us

Rachel Jang or Mia Lauzon

Email: gamechanger@icavictoria.org
Phone: 250.388.4728

Now Accepting Applications for Game Changer Spring 2024
Dates: April 8 to May 31 / July 8 to August 30 / Oct 21 to December 13.

Now Accepting Applications for 2024

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Youth & Family Services

ICA provides immigrant programs for youth between the ages of 7-28. In addition, during the year, we host many different types of youth events, social gatherings and summer camps in and around the community to help build cultural connections.

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.

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

A school-based outreach program aimed at helping eligible newcomer students (immigrants and refugees) and their families settle and integrate into their school and community.