The following websites provide more information about salaries, working conditions, and job prospects in BC and Canada.
- Work BC
Provides information about career planning, finding a job, and getting training and support in BC.
- Career Cruising
NOTE: You can access this database from the Library or from home. If you are using a computer from home or outside the library, you will need a Vancouver Public Library card to login to this database.
- Employment Standards Branch
The Employment Standards Branch administers the Employment Standards Act and Regulation. This sets minimum standards of wages and working conditions in most workplaces in BC.
- Job Bank
Provides detailed occupational information for all regions across Canada.
WorkSafe BC (Workers Compensation Board) is responsible for workplace health and safety in British Columbia.
Seeking Further Assistance
The BC and Canadian governments fund many programs to help newcomers find work and adjust to living in Canada. You can seek help from any of the following agencies.
- LINC: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
a program funded by the Government of Canada, LINC provides basic and intermediate level English training for adult newcomers. Programs are government-funded and free to students. You must be 17 years or older and approved for permanent residence to qualify.
- Credential Assessment. Citizenship & Immigration Canada
Information on how to get your credentials assessed to work or study in Canada.
- International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)
Compares your education earned outside of Canada to determine comparable levels of education in BC and Canada.
- WorkBC Centres
The Employment Services Centres provide support with getting and keeping a job in BC.
- SkillsConnect for Immigrants
An employment bridging program that helps you connect to jobs in BC that build on your skills, training, knowledge, and experience.
- Welcome BC
A good source of information about living and working in BC. Includes useful information for people who have not yet arrived in Canada.
- Welcome to Canada: What You Should Know
Find what to expect in your first few weeks of coming to Canada.
A website developed by public library systems in Metro Vancouver that helps connect you with programs and services in your community
- WorkBC: Immigrants
Starting point to help you find the information and resources you need to adapt to life in British Columbia.