Labour Market Volunteer Placement for Permanent Residents

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Position description: 

- This is a volunteer placement program that serves Permanent Residents (PR), conventional refugees and Naturalized Canadian Citizens in the Metro-Vancouver area
Over the last seven years, this program has been helping newcomers to gain necessary Canadian experience to enhance their resumes and professional references. See below for client testimonials:


I truly feel this program met my expectation and is a big help for me to find my first job in Canada because the company called [my supervisor] for reference. Thank you for giving me a chance to build up local working experience.


Full time employed receptionist in Vancouver


This program is a great way for immigrants to get experience in Canada and practice their communication skills… it would [was helpful to receive] feedback about Canadian culture on how to dress appropriately for work and watching their tone of vice when communicating.


Office volunteer


[I have] gained more working experience in Early Childhood Educator (ECE) field. Learn more about pre-school setting and the teaching environment… staff are helpful and nice here. I have valuable experience in the past months.


Full time employed ECE teacher in Vancouver


I would recommend this volunteering program to others because everybody cold get to explore and experience the fields before entering and choosing their major or field of study.


Volunteered for 2 programs to explore career options


Staff really took the time to get to know me and put me forward for volunteering at my placement that suited my skills and personality... helping me to find the right position and identified the key criteria I was looking to get my first Canadian experience.


Office Volunteer


- Participants who volunteer in this program may gain practical Canadian work experience in one of the following work settings:
* child care program (serving 5-12 yo)
* front desk reception
* pre-school (serving 3-5 yo)
* senior programs
* small offices admin
* Community Events
- Your placement destination depends on a number of factors: availability, professional experience & skills, interests and whether you passed the screening interviews.


- Customer service
- Admin (data entry, filing, and prepare documents on computer.)
- Assist teachers to deliver pre-school sessions
- Working with seniors
- Maintaining a clean work space
- Event helpers: setup and take down, staffing table and running games, etc
Note: duties varies, subjected to need of the work environment


- Permanent Residents, Conventional Refugees or Naturalized Canadian Citizen (Basic eligibility)
- Youth / Adults / Older Adults intended to obtain work experience for employment purpose in Canada
- Willing to travel to work in businesses located in South Vancouver area (North to 41st Ave, South to Fraser River, East to Boundary Road and West to Granville St)
- Intermediate English language proficiency
- Have relevant experience or background in home country an asset

Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

- Orientation and Screening
- Support by staff
- Job references from volunteer supervisor
Jan 8th session: Link below for registration
Feb 5th session: Link below for registration
Mar 4th session: Link below for registration

How to apply:
Contact person: 
Eric Lau - Mulicultural Settlement and Labour Market Program Worker
Contact phone: 
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Immigrant Services
We are a volunteer driven, community service agency Our mission is to make neighbourhoods better places to live. Our goal is to enable people to enhance their lives and strengthen their communities Our challenge is to work with communities to develop innovative programs and services that meet the changing needs of a diverse population.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
8 Jan 2020 to 3 Mar 2020
Time Committment:
100 Hours Total
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
6470 Victoria Drive (interview location)
Vancouver, BC V5P 3X7