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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Employment Services (SES) started to assist job seekers to overcome employment barriers in 1984. From job finding club service helping only Chinese Immigrants to prepare resumes, SES is now a culturally diverse service team providing career development guidance services for all job seekers. Based on social work values, SES has incorporated a client-centered, behavioural oriented case management model to serve clients. In addition to various programs and services, SES has also developed a virtual resource website to give job seekers easy access to online resources. This range has made SES more accessible and user friendly.

With a diverse team of staff in multiple locations across the Lower Mainland  and overseas in Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, South Korea, SES delivers services in a culturally sensitive manner to job seekers regardless of their cultural background and level of English language skills. Using a holistic service model that brings individuals, community partners and employers together, SES has helped thousands of job seekers find employment of their choice in today's highly competitive labour market.

Programs and Services

- A Chance to Choose Program
Career Start Program (CSP)
- DTES-Employment Program of BC
- Employment Connect Program of BC
Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project
- Project Based Training (PBT) – Information, Communication and Technology
- Project Based Training (PBT) – Office Administration
- Project Based Training (PBT) – Retail Skills Development Training
- Student Placement Program (SPP)
Youth Employment Connect


Chance to Choose: A Youth Employment Program

Chance to Choose: A Youth Employment Program aims to help youth overcome barriers to employment through assessments, group based skills development and work experience with local employers. Participants will be able to choose and develop a career path.

Chance to Choose targets youth who have various barriers or lack the experience/training needed to secure employment.

Chance to Choose is a 14 week program; participants will be paid $11.35 per hour for 30 hours per week.

Youth will have 4 weeks of workshops, assessments and skills training.
Plus 10 weeks of work experience with a local employer.

Next Intake (Burnaby):
- May 07, 2018
- Aug 13, 2018
- Nov 19, 2018
- Feb 25, 2019
- Jun 03, 2019
- Sep 09, 2019
- Dec 16, 2019

Next Intake (Port Coquitlam):
- May 14, 2018
- Aug 20, 2018
- Nov 26, 2018
- Mar 04, 2019
- Jun 10, 2019
- Sep 16, 2019
- Dec 23, 2019


Between the ages of 15 – 30
Not in school, unemployed or underemployed
Not receiving Employment Insurance Benefits
A Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee
Legally allowed to work in Canada

Program offers:
- 4 weeks of workshops (such as life skills workshops and employability skills workshops)
- Assessments, and skills training for enhance participants’ employability
- 10 weeks of work experience with an employer
- Participants who enrolled in this 14-week program will be paid $11.35 per hour for 30 hours per week.


Information Sessions:

-    Tuesday April 10th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
-    Thursday April 12th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
-    Tuesday April 17th 1:00 – 3:00PM
-    Thursday April 19th 1:00 – 3:00PM
-    Tuesday April 24th 1:00 – 3:00PM
-    Thursday April 26th 1:00 – 3:00PM
-    Tuesday May 1st 1:00 – 3:00PM
-    Thursday May 3rd 1:00 – 3:00PM

Port Coquitlam:
-    Mon April 9th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
-    Wed April 11th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
-    Mon April 16th 1:00 – 3:00PM
-    Wed April 18th 1:00 – 3:00PM
-    Mon April 23th 1:00 – 3:00PM
-    Wed April 25th 1:00 – 3:00PM
-    Mon April 30th 1:00 – 3:00PM
-    Wed May 2nd 1:00 – 3:00PM


#309 – 2540 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3W4
#604-5050 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4C2

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Please call 604-474-3140 (Poco) , 604-438-7222 (Burnaby) or e-mail to register for an Information session

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For Inquires and Questions
Contact us:

604-5050 Kingsway
Burnaby BC V5H 4C2
Tel: 604-438-7222
Fax: 604-438-7221

Port Coquitlam:
309-2540 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3W4
Tel: 604-474-3140
Fax: 604-474-4798




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