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    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.

    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.


    Employability these days is not easy. 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.

    1. Mosaic

    We provide skills training and customized employment support toFrancophones, Immigrants, and Visible Minorities. Get one-on-one support from a Vocational Counsellor. We can develop a tailored training plan to provide the confidence and skills for long-term, meaningful employment.

    Other KCR Employment Services Programs

    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: 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.


    Employability these days is not easy. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Work Re-Entry After Justice System
    Have you been involved with the Criminal Justice system? The program can provide financial supports and certificate training such as First Aid, Ground Disturbance, H2S Alive, Serving It Right, and more. Our customized coaching, training, and employment plans will help remove barriers and build your skills to re-enter the workforce.

    4. 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.

    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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