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Employment Services

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


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

FCR Loan Project

The Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project was established as a bridging tool for ITPs undergoing the accreditation process. Our project’s mandate is not only to provide financial assistance, but to also offer guidance, labour market resources and to be an encouragement to ITPs. Each step of an accreditation process varies from each profession. The FCR team will work with you to create an accreditation plan that is realistic and goal-oriented.

For many Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs), the cost of licensing exams, training and skills upgrading can present a significant barrier to credential recognition. Using a client-centered approach, the FCR Loan Project provides financial assistance to ITP’s to lessen some of these burdens, making it easier for ITPs to find jobs that best suit their professional skills and experiences.

Qualified applicants may apply for loans ranging from $1,500 to $15,000. If approved, a flexible and sustainable repayment schedule will be set up.


  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident, residing in BC
  • Possess proof of a professional credential/designation or trades-related certificate obtained in a country other than Canada
  • Credit worthy and loan eligible for credentialing purposes; and
  • Have no or limited Canadian experience in the related field due to a lack of foreign credentials.

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For Inquires and Questions
Contact us;

#218-3665 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, V5R 5W2
Tel: 778-819-0728

Employment Connect For All Eligible Job Seekers

This Job Readiness Program is designed to support unemployed participants to gain the skills for sustainable employment

Provide support for Short-term Certificate Training, Wage Subsidy, Job Search & Placement

•    A Canadian, Permanent  Resident or a Protected Person legally entitle to work in Canada
•    Unemployed
•    Underemployed (working less than 20 hours per week)
•    A non-EI recipient in the past 3 years OR maternity/parental EI in the past 5 years
•    Not a full-time student (i.e. not enrolled in high school or in post-secondary training)
•    Not currently participating in another provincially or federally funded labor market Program
 ( including Paid or Subsidized Short – term Certificate Training)
•    Career planning
•    Life Skills
•    Work Search Skills
•    Short-term Certificate Training
•    Work tools
•    Safety clothing
•    Criminal record check (when required by employer)
•    Transportation for job interview
•    Wage Subsidy

Oct 10, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
Jan 22, 2018
Mar 12, 2018
May 07, 2018
July 03, 2018


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For Inquiry:
Tel.    778-394-8822
Fax.   778-394-8828
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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



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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Employment Connect (YEC)

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Employment Connect (YEC) aims to help young people overcome barriers to employment by providing them the skills and ability to make a successful transition to employment or return to school. All youth aged 15-29 who are unemployed and not attending full time school are encouraged to register to this program.

YEC targets at youth such as post secondary graduates, high school graduates, recent immigrants, individuals that did not complete high school and those facing other barriers to employment. Youth will work on self- assessment, goal setting, career search skills and life skills enhancement.
Program offers:

- 4 Weeks of group based training & Short Term Certificate Training
- 10 weeks of job search support which may include: work experience with access to Wage Subsidy support, Job Mentoring and Coaching

Career Planning
- Self-assessment
- Clarify employment needs and wants
- Formulate plan of actions for realizing career vision

Job Search Skills
- Resumes
- Cover letters
- Tap into hidden jobs
- Interview skills
- Self-marketing strategies

Life Skills
- Goal setting
- Effective communication
- Team work
- Financial management

Selected Certifications
- Customer Service
- Office/Admin
- Forklift
- Bookkeeping
- First Aid
- Food Safe
- Basic Security

Eligibility Requirements:
- Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or a Protected Person who is entitled to work in Canada
- Between the ages of 15 and 29
- Unemployed, or
- Working less than 20 hours per week and is actively seeking full time employment
- Non-EI eligible
- Not a full time student
- Not currently participating in another Canada-BC Job Fund (CJF) ESS funded program

Intake Schedules from Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
Apr 23, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Jun 11, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018
Jul 16, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018

Please call 604-468-6007 for inquiries and registration or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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For Inquires and Questions
Contact us;
2058-1163 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 8A9
Tel: 604-468-6007
Fax: 604-464-6830


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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 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 $12.65 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 $12.65 per hour for 30 hours per week.


For more Information, please contact us.

#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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