Finding a job as a newcomer is a very daunting process, due to culture shock, language barriers and adjusting to a new life. These programs and organizations enable newcomer employment and give opportunities for families to build their new life on the island.  


Job Programs

Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Services
Serving Nanaimo, Parksville and Courtenay, VIVRS provides employment programs that help equip newcomers to write resumes, examine their skill set and provide resources to local employers. One-on-one employment counselling is also provided.