Finding Success, Hope, Confidence, and Wings with WorkBC - Navdeep

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Domestic Violence Survivor SS

I am a Registered Nurse (RN) from my home country, but I had been out of practice for quite a long time due to focusing on raising my daughter. Two and a half years ago, I moved to Canada with my daughter and husband. Although I knew I couldn't practice as an RN in Canada, I was determined to start my career in healthcare. Unfortunately, I lacked financial support from my relatives, and the challenges of adjusting to a new country and unemployment were weighing heavily on me.

Then, I heard about WorkBC. I went there and shared my entire story with my case manager. She was like an angel who appeared in my life. She immediately guided me to enroll in the Health Care Assistant program, which WorkBC fully funded, including providing a brand-new laptop and covering travel expenses. I was completely surprised and grateful for their support and assistance.

After a month of joining the program, I experienced assault and went through a horrible episode of domestic violence. There was no one I could ask for help during that time. However, WorkBC initiated support for my living expenses, removing potential obstacles that could have interfered with completing my Health Care Assistant Programme.

Today, I have successfully completed my program and feel confident in myself once again.

What WorkBC has given me far exceeds my expectations. I was once alone and helpless, but WorkBC gave me the wings to fly.

I am incredibly grateful to my case manager and WorkBC for everything they have done for me. If given the opportunity, I would feel privileged to give back in any way possible to society.


WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal — to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.'s labour market.