Employment Services

KCR Employment Services Programs

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

Are you new to Canada and looking for work in your professional field? Do you need additional training or skills for Canadian Employers? Get access to funding for skills training! This program is available for newcomers living in the Okanagan.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants


We take the guesswork out of getting the right job fit for four unique social groups. Through personalized training, participants can confidently move forward in their career goals.

Diverse Abilities

Having diverse abilities is not a barrier to employment. Our program mutually develops training plans and provides one-on-one support by partnering with employers and training partners. We identify and find solutions with employers to meet your unique needs.

PEERS Employment Program

People who are at risk, experiencing, or have experienced homelessness face multiple barriers to employment. Our program provides true wrap-around support including mentorship, volunteering, training, and community/employment partnerships.

Gateway to Tourism & Hospitality

Helping Newcomers to the Thompson Okanagan Region obtain training and employment in the Tourism & Hospitality sector.

Gateway to Tourism & Hospitality

Options 55+

Program Start Date: Please contact our Employment Services team immediately for information and start dates at ac.rcknull@secivrestnemyolpme or call 250.763.8008.

If you are age 55 or better and find yourself in employment transition especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here for you! Join us in our virtual classroom for our Options 55+ program to discover transferable skills, learn essential job search tools, and build your confidence to launch into your next chapter of employment.

Skills Training for Employment Program (STEPS)

Building Services Worker Certificate Program (14 weeks total)

Program Start Dates: December 27, 2022

The Building Service Worker Certificate program combines job search skills training/coaching with a Building Services Worker certificate from Okanagan College! Participants will obtain the knowledge and practical skills necessary for entry into the building service industry in custodial work, and upgrading for those who are currently employed in the industry. The program includes theory, demonstrations, and practical skills training in the classroom and appropriate work areas. Topics include health and safety regulations, work-place professionalism, and basic and specialized cleaning.
We will be learning using the Zoom and Moodle platforms.

Youth Employment Skills Strategy (YESS)

Assisting Newcomers between the ages of 15 and 30 reach their career goals.

Youth Employment Skills Strategy (YESS)

General Employment Services Programs

In partnership with Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), we are offering employment services for those who are experiencing barriers to employment. Through workshops, compassionate 1-on-1 support/coaching and access to financial supports to complete short term certificates, you will be well on your way to finding employment!

For information and registration, please email ac.rcknull@secivrestnemyolpme.

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