COVID-19 Updates

KCR Employment Services is open and offering all programs online! There are many employers who are hiring and our Employment Services team is ready and prepared to support you to navigate your options and find meaningful employment through our various programs. For more information or to schedule an intake interview, please email us to start your journey to employment today! Please see below for a list of all of our programs.

Employment Programs for Newcomers to Canada

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program

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.

Please contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@shtapreerac.


BC Job Connect

An easy to use online tool that allows BC Newcomers and BC Employers the opportunity to connect. Newcomers can register and create online profiles that showcase their education and experience to BC employers. Employers can register and have access to an untapped talent pool of newcomers.

To learn more contact ac.rcknull@raknwo or to create a profile visit


Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Program

In partnership with Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), KCR is now offering the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Program for Internationally Trained Professionals who want to get back into their professional field or alternative related career field.

The FCR loan program offers multiple loan amounts up to $15,000 depending on the process, to cover the cost of credentialing along with a flexible repayment schedule. Foreign Credential Recognition is a process to verify that the education and work experience, obtained in another country, is equivalent to the standards established by the Canadian workforce. The time it takes to get the foreign credentials recognized may vary from profession to profession.


  • Different from Banks, Credit Unions, and Student Loans: FCR loan program is different from Bank and student loans as our main focus in processing the application is based on character assessment.
  • Eligibility to apply: If you are a new Internationally Trained Professional just arrived in Canada with no credit history, or you have been
  • living in Canada for a period of time, the FCR loan program can help you if you need financial support to get back to your own profession or related field.
  • Flexible payments without any penalty: You are able to make additional or early repayments without any pre-payment penalty.
  • Postpone payments: If needed, you may able to postpone up to 2 monthly payments over a 12-month period.


Other KCR Employment Services Programs

Options 55+

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. Our next start dates are October 13 & November 16, 2020.


Skills Training for Employment Program (STEPS)

Building Services Worker Certificate Program (14 weeks total)

Program Start Dates: November 1, 2021 / March 14, 2022 / September 6, 2022  / 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.


Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program (34 weeks total)

Program Start Date: October 4 2021

The Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program combines job search skills training/coaching with a Medical Office Assistant certificate from Okanagan College! It prepares participants for the administrative and clinical duties of an office assistant in a medical office or clinical environment. Participants will acquire skills to communicate accurately and professionally with medical professionals and patients, demonstrate knowledge of office procedures and time management, apply medical terminology throughout the program, obtain a good understanding of the use of computers in the office environment, perform computerized medical billing tasks, apply medical office guidelines and standards, and gain real-world experience through a practicum. Participants will also learn about the medical/legal aspects of the healthcare industry.

We will be learning using the Zoom and Moodle platforms.


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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