The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is an online and in-person resource centre that helps newcomers to Canada find the information they need to get a job, explore careers or start a business. All of our services and resources are free and are created by staff at Vancouver Public Library.

What we do

We help you find the information you need to start working in British Columbia. We offer Employment Guides that include:

  • labour market outlook
  • wages/salary information
  • industry associations
  • employment outlook
  • credential evaluation links
  • industry journals
  • industry websites

We also have guides on other topics and offer free programs. We can recommend government agencies, professional associations, and other organizations that may help with job search, resume writing or assessing your credentials.

How to reach us

If you can’t find the information that you’re looking for on this website, we are here to help.

We welcome you to visit our physical centre on Level 4 of Central Library (350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, British Columbia), where you can receive one-on-one help during library opening hours from our friendly information staff.

You can also get job search and small business help by calling us at 604-331-3603 or emailing us at siic@vpl.ca.

If you’re looking for settlement services assistance, check out Vancouver Public Library’s Immigration and Settlement guide.