Skills Connect - Health
Your Canadian health career starts here!
If you are an immigrant with training and skills in health care who is:
- unemployed or working in a job not related to your health-care skills
- planning to complete upgrading or certification to practice in Canada
The Skills Connect for Immigrants - Health is perfect for you. We have worked with hundreds of internationally-trained healthcare professionals and offer specialized workshops and group sessions. We can assist you to learn more about the Canadian work environment and your professional regulatory requirements while also increasing your network of contacts. See highlights here: Skills Connect Newsletter
Testimonials: Past Skills Connect-Health participants who are now working in the health care sector:
This specialized program is free and builds on the success of Skills Connect for Immigrants.
Work one-to-one with knowledgeable career consultants who will provide you with valuable resources needed to assist in getting your career started in a Canadian health-care setting.
You will also have government financial support to help pay for required courses and training.
What categories of health care providers are served by this program?
There are 12 professional categories supported by Skills Connect - Health:
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Medical Laboratory Technologist
- Medical Radiation Technologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Registered Nurse
- Registered Psychiatric Nurse
- Speech/Language Pathologist and Audiologist
Where can I take Skills Connect for Immigrants - Health?
You can access this program in:
How can I get more information?
For details about Skills Connect for Immigrants - Health, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.438.3045 or 604.588.7772.
The Skills Connect for Immigrants Program is part of the WelcomeBC umbrella of services, made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
What our participants say . . .
"Without Skills Connect and my hard work I would not be where I am now so thanks a lot to Douglas College¿s great team members. I am still learning a lot and every day I set new goals in my new nursing career here in BC." (Elvan, RN)
"I realized that completing the license requirements was not adequate to land a job. I needed to work on other areas ¿ networking, online application, resumes, cover letters, references, interview preparation, building confidence and communication strengths. I guarantee that without support and help from the Skills Connect Program, I might still be lost and wandering around." (Sharon, RN)
"In short, the Skills Connect Program was the right program for me at the right time. It connected me with professionals in my discipline, as well as employers." (Waeel , Pharmacist)
"I have been receiving lots of email from Skills Connect about courses and programs that I can use to better fit here and better find a related job. This is extremely valuable information for IMG¿s. I want to thank my new country, Canada, for all the support and kindness toward its immigrants and I hope to be a type of doctor that everyone wishes to have as his/her family doctor." (MG, Resident Physician, Family Practice)
"I really appreciate the opportunity that Canada and specifically British Columbia has offered us. I am committed and ready to take the most advantage of my residency training and get ready to serve our people and country with as high of standards as our Canadian trained colleagues." (HS, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident)
"I wouldn¿t have done it this far without all these wonderful people at Douglas College Skills Connect for Immigrants program. Words are not enough to thank them for all that they offered. I owe them more than thanks; I owe them the future they opened the door for. All my family and myself says thank you very, very much." (ZK, LPN)