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 qualified, skilled and passionate staff in multiple locations, 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 job seekers achieve their career goals in today’s highly competitive labour market.

Programs and Services

Active Career Connect and Engagement Project (ACCEP)

Active Career Connect and Engagement Project (ACCEP) provides services to both Immigrants and Employers.

ACCEP connects Internationally Trained Immigrants (ITIs) to employment opportunities that enhance their self-sufficiency to develop their careers in Canada by offering the following services:

  • Paid Work Placement
  • Personalized Career Development Action Plan
  • Individualized Support and Guidance
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Soft Skills Improvement
  • Canadian Workplace Culture Integration


  • Internationally Trained Professionals who are either Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens in British Columbia and Ontario
  • Lack of Canadian Work Experience in their intended or related field
  • Unemployed, or
  • Working less than 20 hours per week

ACCEP assists employers in recruiting, training and retaining Internationally Trained Immigrants (ITIs) in the current labor market by offering the following services:

  • Wage Subsidy Support
  • Pre-screened candidates
  • Access to diverse talent pools
  • Toolkit for recruiting, training and retaining a diverse workforce (http://www.embracediversity.ca/)
  • Staff training on Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

For Inquires and questions, please contact us:

Vancouver Location:
Tel: 778-819-0728 ext. 1011
[email protected]
Address: #250-3665 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2

Toronto Location:
Tel: 416-658-3101
[email protected]
Address: 791 St. Clair West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B7

Career Start Program

Join FREE mentoring session to jump start your professional career!


– Naturalized citizens and newcomer immigrants

– Graduated post-secondary international students with valid open work permits


– Unemployed or underemployed (working 20hr/week or less)

– Legally live and work in Canada

– Have transferable skills to start professional career

– Possess intermediate to advanced level English

– Commitment to attend 2 cohort sessions (See the posted flyer image for the schedule)

The screening process:

Telephone interview upon receiving resume and cover letter

TIP: Include a cover letter that states your eligibility and interest to join CSP, your career path and English language ability

Interested to participate?

Email your most recent resume & cover letter to: [email protected] to schedule an intake interview

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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 paid $13.85 per hour for 30 hours per week.

Program features:

Phase 1: Paid Training (4 weeks)

  • Life skills workshops
  • Employability skills workshops
  • Certification training: (additional certifications subject to funding)
  • First Aid
  • Super Host

Phase 2: Work experience with an employer (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks of paid work experience
  • Entry Level Positions
  • Touch back sessions every Friday at the office for continued training

Phase 3: 12-week follow-up

  • 12 week follow-up for employment guidance and help after the program ends


  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Refugee with conferred refugee status
  • Between ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive)
  • Not in receipt of EI in the last five years
  • Not currently working more than 20 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule
  • No previous participation in a skills link program
LocationUpcoming Intake datesInformation session dates
BurnabyDecember 16, 2019 – March 20, 2020
April 6, 2020 – June 26, 2020
June 29, 2020 – September 18, 2020
Tue. Nov. 12th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thu. Nov. 14th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Tue. Nov. 19th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thu. Nov. 21st 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Tue. Nov. 26th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thu. Nov. 28th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Tue. Dec. 3rd 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thu. Dec. 5th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Tue. Dec. 10th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Port CoquitlamDecember 30, 2019 – March 27, 2020
April 13, 2020 – July 3, 2020
July 6, 2020 – September 25, 2020
Information session dates
Mon. Nov. 18th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed. Nov. 20th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Mon. Nov. 25th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed. Nov. 27th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Mon. Dec. 2nd 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed. Dec. 4th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Mon. Dec. 9th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed. Dec. 11th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Mon. Dec. 16th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed. Dec. 18th 1:00PM – 3:00PM

For Inquiries and Questions:

Please contact us for more information
604-5050 Kingsway
Burnaby BC V5H 4C2
Tel: 604-438-7222
Email: [email protected]
Port Coquitlam:
309-2540 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3W4
Tel: 604-474-3140
Email: [email protected]

WorkBC Richmond

WorkBC Centre services are funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. WorkBC Richmond offers a range of services to help eligible clients find employment. Services include access to job search resources, employment planning, skills assessment, training, work experience placement and more. Services are tailored to meet individual needs and employment goals.


To be eligible for Employment Services you must be unemployed or precariously employed and legally allowed to work in British Columbia.

You are considered unemployed if you:

  • are not working
  • are working an average of fewer than twenty (20) hours per week; AND
    • are actively seeking full-time employment
    • are unable to work full-time because of a disability, but want to work more hours
  • have received a notice that you will be laid off soon
  • must leave your current job because of a medical reason
  • are at significant risk of losing your employment because of a disability
  • Full time students are not considered unemployed

You may be considered precariously employed if you are:

  • working in unstable or unsustainable employment (employment unlikely to continue long term), including self-employment; or
  • working, but your total employment/self-employment income is below the poverty threshold for your community; or
  • working in an industry or occupation that is likely to be replaced by technology or automation in the near future; or
  • working in an occupation or profession that is clearly lower than your qualifications or skills and that provides no imminent prospects for advancement; or
  • working, but could have just cause for leaving your employment.

WorkBC Richmond will help you identify your eligibility for services. Call or visit us for more information

General Services

Services are fully accessible and offered through a variety of delivery methods including:

Staffed Resource Area

  • The centres offer a fully staffed self-serve resource centre for independent job search activities, providing computers and internet access, printers, telephones, fax machines, photocopier and scanning services.
  • You can access a wide variety of job search resources and information on community services.

Job Search Assistance and Workshops

  • Career exploration opportunities can help you succeed in finding a suitable career
  • Job search workshops can help you build important skills and knowledge.

Case Management

  • Case management services can provide you with an opportunity to work collaboratively with an Employment Counsellor.  The Employment Counsellor will help you assess and identify your employment readiness and your specific employment related needs to support your efforts in achieving labour market attachment.  Your Employment Counsellor will also assess your eligibility for services, provide one to one employment counseling, job search support and a referral to the Job Developer for placement services.

Skills Training

  • An Employment Counsellor can help you explore the wide range of B.C. post-secondary education options for pursuing your career goals through skills enhancement such as academic upgrading and training. We can help you address your unique needs training needs through considering upgrading through a university, college or institute program.

Connection to Employers

  • A Job Developer can help to connect you to valuable community and employer contacts for work opportunities and wage subsidy contracts.
  • We also arrange customized job placement and work experience placement services for clients with significant barriers to employment

Self-Employment Services

  • Referral to services that provide support with a business plan development and launch

Financial Supports

  • Short term certifications like First Aid, Food Safe, Super Host etc.
  • Long term Occupational Skills Development training
  • Project Based Labour Market Training
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Wage subsidy contracts leading to permanent placement
  • Job start supports like bus tickets, clothing, work gear etc.
  • Support for single parents on income assistance like schooling, wage subsidy, daycare, transportation etc.

All services are subject to eligibility criteria set by the provincial government. The Richmond WorkBC Centre will help you identify what specialized services you are eligible to receive and meet your needs. Call or visit us for more information.

Specialized services

The goal of WorkBC Employment Services is to support each client on the path to employment by acknowledging strengths, defining challenges, and identifying strategies that will achieve client goals. The following specialized services are available:

  • Specialized services for immigrants, indigenous peoples; persons with multiple barriers; persons with disabilities; survivors of violence and/or abuse; youth; and youth at risk
  • Customized job placement services for persons with disabilities
  • One-going job support and maintenance

The Richmond WorkBC Centre will help you identify what specialized services you are eligible to receive and meet your needs. Call or visit us for more information.

Connect with Richmond WorkBC

There are two ways to get started:

  1. Visit one of our Richmond WorkBC Employment Services Centre site directly, or
  2. Request for services by accessing our Online Registration Application here: https://www.workbc.ca/Employment-Services/WorkBC-Centres/Online-Employment-Services.aspx

Richmond Locations:

Centre 1: Storeys

8111 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC
V6Y 1P5
Tel: 778-732-1529
Fax: 604-231-0345
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://workbccentre-richmond-granville.ca

Centre 2: Ironwood

#1030 – 10820 No. 5 Rd. Richmond, BC
V6W 0B5
Tel: 778-732-4718
Fax: 778-732-4719
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://workbccentre-richmond-no5.ca

FCR Loan Project

The SUCCESS Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project is a S.U.C.C.E.S.S. initiative, sponsored by the Government of Canada to help Internationally Trained Professionals work in their field of expertise in Canada.

To be eligible for our program you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or confirmed protected refugee who is resident in BC, has foreign credentials and requires a loan to support their accreditation/credentialing plan.

Our Project supports clients with active case management, the preparation of an accreditation plan, offering of workshops, mentoring and coaching, networking and connection with peers, associations and people in the same field who are aiming to get their credentials recognised.

Once a client’s needs are ascertained, we offer a competitive loan through our financial partners Vancity to cover the costs and expenses of the listed stages and steps in the accreditation plan. The loan is only eligible for things associated with your credentialing and accreditation e.g. books, courses, trainings, workshops and exams, it cannot be used for living cost or anything not FCR related.

The loan is within the range of $1,000.00 – $15,000.00 depending on each client’s needs, it is Prime + 1.49% as of July 8, 2019 and repayment to Vancity is immediate upon disbursement with up to 48 months repayment period depending on the total amount disbursed and the clients financial ability.

The first step to joining the program is booking an appointment with a case manager at our office and coming in for registration and assessment to determine your needs and how we can help you.

Should you wish to go ahead, you can call the project at 778-819-0728 ext.1001 or email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Profession
  • Country of Origin
  • Year of entry into Canada

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Youth Employment Connect – Training for Jobs (YEC-TFJ) project provides individualized guided support and structured group-based training to young adults aged 18 – 24 (inclusive) to pursue sustainable employment in two growing sectors in BC: Marketing & Sales (M&S) and Information & Communication Technology (ICT).  The project is accessible by participants from across the Greater Vancouver area including Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody), Ridge-Meadows, and Richmond.

Financial Support

  • Transit fare for training and job interviews
  • Criminal record check (when required by the employer)
  • Contingency child care
  • Training completion bonus

Employer Hiring Incentives

  • Employer Wage Subsidy available as a hiring incentive and support for sustainable employment


  • A young adult between the ages of 18-24 inclusive
  • A Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person
  • Unemployed or Underemployed
  • Not a full-time student
  • Not participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program
  • Residents of Greater Vancouver Regional District
  • Have education, experience related to the Marketing & Sales sector or ICT sector

Option 1:


Program Offers:

  • 3 weeks of Sector-specific Group-base Skills Training
  • Certification and membership with CMA
  • 4 weeks of One-on-One Support, Intensive Job Search and Individualized Coaching
  • Plus 16 weeks of ongoing follow up

Marketing & Sales Sector-Specific Skills:                                                                                                        

  • Ethics for Marketers
  • Brand Communications
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Customer Service

Soft Skills:                                                                                                      

  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Workplace Communication
  • Life Skills Inventory

Job Search & Job Maintenance Skills:                                                                           

  • Career Planning
  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Interview Techniques
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Job Maintenance

Intake Schedules:

Group Based Sector-Specific Skills Training

(3 weeks)

Post-Training Individualized Job Search & Placement

(4 weeks)

Ongoing Follow Up

(16 weeks)

May 6 – May 24, 2019May 27 – Jun 21, 2019June 24 – Oct 11, 2019
Jul 22 – Aug 09, 2019Aug 12 – Sep 6, 2019Sep 9 – Dec 27, 2019
Oct 14 – Nov 1, 2019Nov 4 – Nov 29, 2019Dec 2 – Mar 20, 2020
Jan 20 – Feb 7, 2020Feb 17 – Mar 13, 2020Mar 16 – Jul 3, 2020
Mar 02 – Mar 20, 2020Mar 23 – Apr 10, 2020Apr 13 – Jul 31, 2020


Option 2:  


Program Offers:

  • 3 weeks of Sector-specific Group-base Skills Training
  • 4 weeks of One-on-One Support, Intensive Job Search and Individualized Coaching
  • Plus 16 weeks of ongoing follow up

ICT Sector-Specific Skills:

  • ICT Labour Market Trend
  • ICT Social Media Workshop
  • ICT Scrum Fundamental Training and Certification Exam
  • ICT Resume Workshop
  • ICT Interview Workshop

Soft Skills:                                                                                                      

  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Workplace Communication
  • Life Skills Inventory

Workplace Essential & Job Maintenance Skills:

  • Reading/Writing
  • Critical Thinking/Decision Making
  • Document Use
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Job Maintenance

Intake Schedules:

Group Based Sector-Specific Skills Training

(3 weeks)

Post-Training Individualized Job Search & Placement

(4 weeks)

Ongoing Follow Up

(16 weeks)

Jun 17 – Jun 28, 2019Jul 1 – Jul 26, 2019Jul 29 – Nov 15, 2019
Sep 2 – Sep 20, 2019Sep 23 – Oct 18, 2019Oct 21 – Feb 7, 2020
Nov 25 – Dec 13, 2019Dec 16 – Jan 10, 2020Jan 13 – May 1, 2020

View Marketing & Sales brochure

View Information & Communication brochure

For Inquires and Questions

Contact us:

2058-1163 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B8A9
Tel: 604-468-6007
Fax: 604-464-6830

email: [email protected]
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