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
In British Columbia, stories like John Carlo's aren't uncommon. Every year, workers come from all over the world to help keep BC's economy moving forward. And while BC employers rely heavily on foreign workers, 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 with information for foreign workers:
Preparing to work in BC: Tips on how to prepare for working in BC.
Working in BC temporarily: Learn how to apply to come to BC as a temporary foreign worker.
Thanks to Fuerza Migrante and Vancouver lawyers Meera Thakrar and Marina Sedai for reviewing this content for accuracy.