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

Contact Us

Ana Saenz and Sanketh Venkataram
Immigrant Employment Youth Specialists

Email: gamechanger@icavictoria.org
Phone: 250.388.4728 Ext. 180 / 179

“The support ICA continues to offer even after graduating from Game Changers is so valuable. Being able to call my instructors when I don’t understand something that is happening at work is amazing.”

Patience Batamuliza,
Game Changer Graduate

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
  • Eligibility

    • 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)
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.

Game Changer 2021 / 22 Schedule

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Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

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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.

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