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
BurnabySept 9, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
December 16, 2019 – March 27, 2020
April 6, 2020 – June 26, 2020
July 3, 2020 – Sept 18, 2020
Tues Aug. 13th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thur Aug. 15th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Tues Aug. 20th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thur Aug. 22nd 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Tues Aug. 27th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thur Aug. 29th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Tues Sep. 3rd 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Port CoquitlamSept 16, 2019 – Dec 20 2019
December 23, 2019 – March 27, 2020
April 13, 2020 – July 3, 2020
July 6, 2020 – Sept 25, 2020
Information session dates
Mon Aug. 12th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed Aug. 14th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Mon Aug. 19th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed Aug. 21st 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Mon Aug. 26th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed Aug. 28th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed Sep. 4th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thu Sep. 5th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Mon Sep. 9th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed Sep. 11th 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]

DTES-EPBC: Employment Program of BC

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. delivers sub-contracted services for the Employment Program of BC at the Vancouver Downtown Eastside WorkBC Employment Services Centre.

Service providers may deliver a range of services such as:
  • Self-served Resource Centre
  • Case Management Services:
    • Personal Employment Planning.
    • Workshops.
    • Job Placement Follow-Up Services.
    • Referral to Wage Subsidy, Skills Training, Self-Employment.

Referral to Job Creation Partnership Opportunities

Legally eligible to work in B.C

Social Insurance Number (SIN)
If your SIN begins with “9”, then you cannot work in Canada without special permission

For Inquires and Questions

Contact us;
134 East Hastings St. Vancouver, B.C., V6A 1N4
200-250 W. Pender St. Vancouver, B.C., V6B 1S9
Tel: 604-872-0770
Fax: 604-873-1758

Employment Connect Program For All Eligible Job Seekers

To support unemployed or precariously employed participants
to gain the skills to enter the workforce or attain sustainable employment.

Program Offers

5 Weeks of Group-Based Training

  • Career Planning
  • Life Skills
  • Work Search Skills
  • Short-Term Certificate Training
Work Related Support
  • Work Tools
  • Safety Clothing
  • Criminal Record Check (when required by employer)
  • Transportation for Job Interview
  • Wage Subsidy
Contact us if YOU ARE
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person legally entitled to work in Canada,
  • Living in British Columbia,
  • Not a full-time student,
  • Not actively participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program, and
  • Whose employment status is:
    1. Unemployed, or
    2. Precariously Employed
    (Employed in unstable or unsustainable employment
    including self-employment)
  • April 1, 2019
  • June 10, 2019

View Program Flyer

For Inquiry:

Tel.    778-394-8822 Ext 2005
Fax.   778-394-8828
E-mail [email protected]

245 – 10330 Guildford Place 152 Street
Surrey BC V3R 4G8

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement

Burnaby & New Westminster:

Burnaby & New Westminster:

#200 – 5172 Kingsway
Burnaby, B.C.
V5H 2E8
Tel: 604-430-1899


Richmond Service Centre

#220 – 7000 Minoru Blvd
Richmond, B.C.
V6Y 3Z5
Tel: 604-279-7180

Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port
Coquitlam & Port Moody):

Coquitlam Service Centre

#2058 – 1163 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, B.C.
V3B 8A9
Tel: 604-468-6000

Fort St. John:

Fort St. John Service Centre

#209 10142 101 Avenue
Fort St. John, B.C.
V1J 2B3
Tel: 250-785-5323

Surrey & Delta:

Surrey Service Centre

#206 – 10090 152nd Street
Surrey, B.C.
V3R 8X8
Tel: 604-588-6869


Pender Service Centre

28 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 1R6
Tel: 604-684-1628

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 + 2% 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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Student Placement Program (SPP)

For over 10 years, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been coordinating and delivering the Student Placement Program (SPP) for post-secondary students from various academic disciplines including social work, psychology, criminology, communications, translations and liberal arts. A number of distinguished universities have sent students to complete their fieldwork placements at S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’ placement program provides post-secondary students who have a passion for making a positive impact in their community with hands-on work experience in a culturally diverse environment. Working with different universities in the past, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has provided a positive learning environment for students, allowing them to not only successfully complete their fieldwork placements as part of their academic studies, but also enhance their personal and career development as well.

Program Benefits

Students who take part in the Student Placement Program can expect to gain many benefits. These include:

  • Experience living and working in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Develop talents and skills through hands-on projects and work responsibilities.
  • Valuable overseas work experience at a major social service agency.
  • Support and guidance from experienced and qualified supervisors.
  • Expand worldview beyond the classroom.
  • Build career and personal networks.
  • Meet, interact and work with students from different universities.
  • Develop and practice intercultural communication skills.
  • Enhance language skills in an English-speaking environment
For Inquires and Questions

Contact us : #250-3665 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C., V5R 5W2
Tel : 778-819-0728 ext. 1008 or 1009


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]
facebook: Youthemployment18-24