My barriers don’t define me

Posted on: 18 May 2022

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After completing my training, the doors of success opened up for me and I started working as a Client Service Navigator immediately. I am successfully employed and applying my knowledge and skills from the training on a daily basis. At work, I help people coming from diverse backgrounds like Francophones, refugees, immigrants, youth, people with disabilities, and multi barriers. 

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Helping others helped me

Posted on: 18 May 2022

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With PBLMT course, I got an opportunity to actually work as a Settlement Worker. During my practicum, I helped new immigrants to settle down who are new to our country. It felt really great helping newcomers since I too was once in the same boat

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Rhealyn Spells out her Story of Success

Posted on: 24 Mar 2022

Caregiver for Seniors and People with Mental Health Issues

    I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the WorkBC Whalley office. Without your program, I could not have achieved this training on my own financially. In addition, I want to commend Rosita Bernardo for all her help and encouragement. She is an asset to WorkBC. She is a hardworking and dedicated employee. This is Rhealyn Ulangca, and this is the story of my success.

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Found Myself!

Posted on: 16 Mar 2022

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Due to lack of Canadian certification and instability at my previous jobs in Canada, my self-confidence was very low and I was confused and badly in need of skills that were required for jobs at that time. I decided to shift my career and decided to opt for a health career assistant course. My counselor helped me choose the best course that aligned with my interests.

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Believe in yourself, You are Braver than you think - Cornelia Dequilla

Posted on: 23 Feb 2022

Woman Believing in her Dreams

I am Cornelia Dequilla, and this is the story about my life-changing experience.

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Manjot’s journey as a student to PR

Posted on: 11 Feb 2022

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With the help of my counselor, I applied for my skills training funds and luckily got the approval for my grant! I was also approved for some living supports during my 4 weeks of intense on the road class 1 driving training so that I get some time to myself and not worry about my basic expenses.

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Kathleen's Strong Conviction to Achieve Her Goals

Posted on: 26 Jan 2022

Education Assistant in Canada

When the pandemic hit, I got laid off from a job that I thought would position me towards becoming an educator. I was heartbroken. I did not know how and where to start looking for another opportunity. Then came WORKBC WHALLEY. What perfect timing! I feel grateful to have discovered WORKBC's program and to have been connected with a superstar Case Manager - Rosita.

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Nina Found her Dream Job

Posted on: 14 Jan 2022

Health Care Aid in Canada

I came to Canada as a caregiver in April 2017. I worked as a nanny for over two years until I received my immigrant status in December 2019. At that time, I lost my job. I applied for EI benefits and tried looking for work as well. But then, COVID-19 came in 2020; the position I found only lasted for two weeks as we went into a pandemic.

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Arshdeep's WorkBC journey

Posted on: 7 Jan 2022

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In order to gain Canadian work experience, I volunteered as an Admin Assistant for three years. During the same period, I got my Grade 12 Graduation, which allowed me to take an Accounting course. I came to Surrey-Newton WorkBC Centre a few months before I completed the Accounting course. Since I had no relevant work history; I felt that I was stepping into unfamiliar territory and needed help with job search skills.

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Ms. Lee's Journey towards Regaining Confidence

Posted on: 24 Nov 2021

Professional Facing Problems Due to Loss of Job Helped by WorkBC

Thank you WorkBC, WorkBC Guildford staff and Sunnie Song. You did a great job for me to land this wonderful job by providing appropriate info, service and good advice at my difficult time of unemployment. Thank you so much again, I really appreciate it.

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Life made easy

Posted on: 18 Nov 2021

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I would highly recommend Surrey-Newton WorkBC Employment Services since they really go above and beyond to help their clients get sustainable jobs. Not only that, they are going to guide newcomers and people who have no clue as to what they want to do when arriving in Canada, providing them with financial supports as well.

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Melody Finds New Opportunities

Posted on: 26 Oct 2021

New job and New opportunities for Melody

With COVID 19 hitting Canada and all over the world, both my husband and I were laid off last year. I applied for many jobs but didn’t get any response. I was very worried about my family situation and my future career, and I didn’t know at that time I was uncertain about my future.

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Tazkeen’s journey through her struggles

Posted on: 19 Oct 2021

women teaching children

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.

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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"

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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!

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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