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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 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

- Chance to Choose: A Youth Employment Program
Career Start Program (CSP)
- DTES-Employment Program of BC
- Employment Connect Program of BC
Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project
- Student Placement Program (SPP)
Youth Employment Connect


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 Schedule from October 2018 to March 2019

- Oct 22, 2018 – Nov 16, 2018
- Dec 10, 2018 – Jan 11, 2019

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 paid $12.65 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

- 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

Location Upcoming Intake dates Information session dates for Nov 5, 2018
Burnaby Nov 19, 2018 – Feb 22, 2019
Feb 25, 2019 – May 31, 2019
June 3, 2019 – Sept 6, 2019
Sept 9, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
Tue Oct 16 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Thurs Oct 18 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Tues Oct 23 1:00PM– 3:00 PM
Thurs Oct 25 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Tue Oct 30 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Thurs Nov 1 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
Port Coquitlam Nov 26, 2018 – March 1, 2019
March 4, 2019 – June 7 2019
Jun 10, 2019 – Sept 13 2019
Sept 16, 2019 – Dec 20 2019
Information session dates for Nov 26, 2018
Mon Oct 29 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed Oct 31 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon Nov 5 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed Nov 7 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon Nov 12 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed Nov 14 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon Nov 19 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed Nov 21 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

For Inquiries and Questions:
Please contact us for more information

604-5050 Kingsway 
Burnaby BC V5H 4C2
Tel: 604-438-7222
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Port Coquitlam:
309-2540 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3W4
Tel: 604-474-3140
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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