Job Seeker Resources

New Canadians, make your mark in Northern BC. Professionals and skilled tradespeople are in high demand in Prince Rupert, Prince George and Fort St. John. Use the resources below to connect with employers and review information about these dynamic cities.

Northern BC Communities

Fort St John

Fort St. John, the "Energetic City", is a thriving community in northeastern British Columbia. If you are new to Canada or are considering making Fort St. John your new home, this site is full of information about the city and the surrounding area. meetfortstjohn.com

Prince George

Prince George is a mid-sized city of about 80,000 people located located in central British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh. Surrounded by tree covered hills and a short drive in all directions from the beautiful BC outdoors, Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. www.moveupprincegeorge.ca

Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is a port city in the northwest of British Columbia. Located on Kaien Island, Prince Rupert is the land, air, and water transportation hub of British Columbia's North Coast, and has a population of 12,508 people. City site: princerupert.ca

Job Seeker Websites

WorkBC: www.workbc.ca
Canada Job Bank: www.jobbank.gc.ca
Indeed Job Search: www.ca.indeed.com
Simply Hired Job Search: www.simplyhired.ca
Workopolis: www.workopolis.com
Monster: www.jobsearch.monster.ca
Wow Jobs: www.wowjobs.ca
BCJobs.ca: www.bcjobs.ca

Mentoring & Expanding Professional Networks

MentorConnect

MentorConnect brings job-ready new Canadians together with local working professionals in an occupation-specific mentoring relationship. Mentees receive a total of 24 hours of workplace and occupation-specific coaching over a four month period either in person, online or over the phone from an experienced and local working professional. For more information, visit http://iecbc.ca/our-initiatives/mentorconnect.

Connector Program

The goal of the Connector Program is to enhance the connectee’s networking skills and job search ability by building a business and social network. The Connector Program does not guarantee the connectee a job. However, the end goal for a connectee is to secure a job in their field. This collaboration helps connectees enhance their professional and social networks and successfully settle in communities in BC. For more information, visit http://iecbc.ca/our-initiatives/connector-program.

To enroll in the MentorConnect or Connector program, please contact:

Prince George: Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society

Call: 250 562 2900
Email: jane@imss.ca

Prince Rupert: Hecate Strait Employment Development Society

Call: 250 624 9498
Email: glenn@hseds.ca

More Immigrant Serving Organizations

Immigrant-serving organizations (ISOs) deliver a wide range of services to immigrants to assist in the settlement process and in labour market integration. To find an agency near you visit http://www.iecbc.ca/employer-resources/find-talent/organizations-that-can-help.

Useful Government Websites

ServiceBC: Need driver's license or get inrolled in the provincial medical coverage? All information is here: servicebc.gov.bc.ca
WelcomeBC: All aspects of moving to BC and living here are discussed on this website: welcomebc.ca
CRA: The website of Canada Revenue Agency, for all questions about different taxes: cra.gc.ca