New information for migrant workers

March 26, 2019

“I’m originally from the Philippines. Two years ago I moved to BC because my relatives live here. My English wasn’t great, and I didn’t have any Canadian work experience. After arriving, I contacted a settlement service. They helped me register in language classes, take a training course, and even look for jobs. I’ve been working as a mover for eight months now, and I feel very fortunate.”

– John Carlo, Surrey, BC

In British Columbia, stories like John Carlo's are common. Every year, workers come from all over the world to help keep BC's economy moving forward. And while BC employers rely heavily on workers from other countries, it can be difficult for newcomers to navigate the employment landscape in the province. 

To help address this problem, we've published two new pages:

Thanks to Fuerza Migrante and Vancouver lawyers Meera Thakrar and Marina Sedai for reviewing this content for accuracy. 

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