Tazkeen’s journey through her struggles

Posted on: 19 Oct 2021

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I am so glad that I reached out to WorkBC Surrey-Newton, who got me my first job despite having several barriers to finding employment. Even after completing one whole year at the daycare, I am successfully employed and choose to remain in the same industry and with the same employers for a long term to get more experience and knowledge of the Canadian market.


Alvin's Story of Resilience

Posted on: 23 Sep 2021

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"It was very encouraging for me to be at a workplace. It boosted my confidence and self esteem. Thanks to WorkBC Surrey Newton for their ongoing support after my placement as well"


I did it!

Posted on: 10 Sep 2021

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Throughout my time at WorkBC, my counsellor remained in contact, encouraging me to never give up. I got the training, I got the job, and I got my confidence back. I did my best and WorkBC did the rest!


Izee's Life Changing Experience

Posted on: 21 Jul 2021

Achieving Career Goals to become HCA with support from WorkBC Whalley

My name is Izee and I am very glad that I had the opportunity to work with WorkBC Whalley and my  Employment Counsellor Svitlana. She is a wonderful person, a professional in her field, and thanks to her, my life has completely transformed. In 2019, I started my journey with Work BC Whalley, while I was on my maternity leave.  The cleaning company I had worked for had shut down and I did not have a place to return.  Though I had extensive experience as a seamstress in Ukraine and Canada, but I knew  that I didn’t want to return to it, as it would not serve my family needs. 


Sim's Chase for her Passion and Building a New Career

Posted on: 21 Jul 2021

Immigrant working as a dental receptionist with the help of WorkBC

My name is Sim and I came to Canada in 2016. I possess a bachelor’s degree and had four years of work experience at a finance company as an administrative assistant in my country.  In Canada, I started working as a server at a restaurant and worked for f4 years. Due to the pandemic, I was not able to work as much as I used to before Covid-19. Therefore, I was in financial difficulty and wanted to change my career. 


New Life with New Aspirations for Aynaz

Posted on: 16 Jul 2021

New Immigrant  being a Single Parent Studying with the help of Surrey Whalley WorkBC

I am Aynaz, a single parent from Iraq with 2 kids. I came to Canada in 2017 as a refugee with my children aged 2 and 3. When I came, it was all so new for me. I did not know anybody. I was rejected for work because of poor English and I had no Canadian experience. So, I took a 3 month course to improve my English language skills, and started looking for a job but that was extremely hard because when I used to apply, I would be asked for Canadian experience and my resume was not appealing either.


New Career with New Hopes for Kamal

Posted on: 21 Jun 2021

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I was able to discover a new career for myself and completed one year diploma in Early Childhood Education, all funded by WorkBC. I hope my story can inspire someone else to reach their career goal and use the resources available at WorkBC.


Exploring new Avenues

Posted on: 21 Jun 2021

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I heard great reviews about Surrey-Newton WorkBC from some other immigrants I befriended in my job search process, who mentioned about the constant support offered and how the team here goes out of its way to help their clients find a job that is suitable for them. I am so glad I made my choice and decided to come here.


New Door Opens for Sumit

Posted on: 23 Feb 2021

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The timely support of Sunnie Song and having the Security System Technician certificate increased my confidence in security installation and troubleshooting and gave me the knowledge base to support my ideas.


Hard work and Discipline, keys to success!

Posted on: 15 Jan 2021

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At Newton WorkBC, staff continued to encourage and motivate me to pursue my career reminding me not to give up. They referred me to the ACCEP program, which confirmed my eligibility for wage subsidy through a letter of support for employers; this immensely increased my chances of getting a job. 


Lisa’s stability in job hunt process

Posted on: 6 Jan 2021

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I really did not know what to expect and was guided to classes and information that was so helpful in my job search. Thankfully, I was at the right place at the right time and was steered in the right direction.


Bana's Success Story

Posted on: 18 Dec 2020

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WorkBC employees helped me in many ways - they helped me to improve my resume and cover letter. They also researched about my job and sent me some interview questions and general advice so that I could be ready and confident for my interview. Thanks to the hard work put in by the entire team, I am currently working as an Education Assistant at Surrey Schools.


Miguel's hard work pays off

Posted on: 18 Dec 2020

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I was sent weekly job-leads, invited to virtual job fairs, offered a 1-1 resume review by one of their many facilitators. I received weekly and monthly check-ins on my job applications. I am so grateful for the help and support of the Guildford WorkBC team and I highly recommend them to anyone who needs a support team to guide them through the competitive job market!


Saaz's journey towards her dream career

Posted on: 15 Dec 2020

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It is because of the continuous efforts of the entire team at WorkBC that I found a way into my dream career – I started a job in school as an education assistant.


Never give-up!

Posted on: 9 Dec 2020

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Newton WorkBC not only paid for the training but also help me with my financial needs and provided me with the opportunities to find a better job. They were patient with me and guided me to achieve my goal.


A Long Journey to My Dream Career…

Posted on: 16 Sep 2020

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After many years of struggle with my self-esteem, I was finally felt heard. My counselor at Newton WorkBC was understanding, patient and encouraging. I am forever thankful to WorkBC for all that has been done for me.


Hard Work and Positivity – A Combination for Success

Posted on: 21 Jul 2020

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“It has been a whole year and I am still successfully working. Thank you so much WorkBC for the guidance and support which was much needed at that time.¬”


My first job in Canada

Posted on: 8 Jul 2020

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My Employment Counsellor supported me in many areas including settlement, transportation and understanding labour market in Canada. She helped me make an employment goal to start my career with some entry-level jobs.


Lisa - A story of courage and determination!

Posted on: 26 Jun 2020

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"When I first encountered my amazing Employment Counsellor, I absolutely knew I had come to the right place; I felt truly heard! I felt that everyone I encountered at WorkBC wanted me to be successful and my Employment Counsellor was my greatest cheerleader.


Scott - Turning dreams into reality

Posted on: 4 Jun 2020

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"The jobs that I had did not last very long. They were sufficient enough to only keep the bills paid, the roof over my kids' heads and put food in their stomach"