Pathways to Professions, Trades & Entrepreneurship Program

Immigrating to a new country is a daunting prospect for anyone. Having to adapt to a new culture and climate is difficult for everyone, but for younger people, a little extra help can go a long way.  If you are between the ages of 18-30 years let us help you!


Pathways to Professions, Trades & Entrepreneurship (P2PTE) is an Immigrant Youth Employment Program that provides a combination of life and employability training to prepare you for success in a career of your choice.

By enrolling in the program, you can:

  • Explore your career options – Here you will learn what your past experience, or lack thereof, means for your future career prospects
  • Pick up job search techniques – Learning the best ways to find work in Canada is essential for making sure that you don’t miss out on an opportunity that is perfect for you
  • Get the essential skills you need to succeed in the workplace – This can be everything from soft skills to helping you to understand how you can make the best possible first impression at your new job in Canada

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● 15-30years, not in school.
● Open to all youth including Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Protected Refugees,
Indigenous Youth.
● Must be eligible to work in Canada
● Canadian Language Benchmark: minimum level 4
● Can commit to 30 hours a week for 8 weeks, followed by a completion of work experience or
entrepreneurship experience for a minimum of 3 months.
Program Details
Due to COVID 19, the program will be offered virtually for the first 8 weeks and will include a few in

person opportunities for each cohort.

Stream 1
● 6 weeks: Employment Skills Training (Career exploration, individualized assessments and
certifications, networking and learning about the Canadian job market)
● 2 weeks: Employment Services (Getting ready for interviews and applying for jobs)
● Followed by 12-20 weeks: Quality Employment Opportunity
Stream 2:
● 2 weeks Training ( individualized assessments and certifications, networking and community
● 6 weeks: Entrepreneurship Training with microlending
● Followed by 12-20 weeks: Support in Starting your business!

Both Streams include an 8 week Living Allowance (i.e. BC’s minimum wage for 30hrs a week)
How to Apply? Contact P2PTE Intake Coordinator at 2503619433 EXT 219

Start Date for Spring intake April 6th 2021

  • jennifer's picture
    Program Manager
    250 361-9433 ext 207
  • samira's picture
    Employment Coordinator and Youth Intake Coordinator
    250 361-9433 ext 222
  • dallas's picture
    Instructor & Employment Coordinator
  • Shazia
    Youth intake coordinator and Employment Coordinator
    250 361-9433 ext 219/ 222