Job Posting 92454

Immigrant Employment Specialist
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Victoria, BC
closes in 7 days (Thu, 30 Mar)
full time  •  $24.46 per hour (effective April 1, 2023)


The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) is an award-winning settlement agency that has contributed to Greater Victoria’s vibrant community for over fifty years. ICA’s services range from guiding immigrant entrepreneurs as they create small businesses to supporting vulnerable newcomers to become confident, contributing members of our community. In partnership with more than 500 community partners and generous donors and volunteers, ICA serves as a helping hand, a listening ear, and a tireless advocate for immigrants and refugees.

We are looking for an Immigrant Employment Specialist (WorkBC/Maximus) who will lead all aspects of career counselling for our clients. You are passionate about supporting our clients to overcome the nuanced barriers they face, and you will confidently take initiative to identify their needs and advocate for them in their community. You build strong relationships, and your apt time management skills enable you to balance multiple contract requirements and deliver superior client service.

What you will bring to the role:

  • A passion for helping others and a positive mindset
  • 2-3 years’ related experience, including facilitating employment-related programs, employment case management, conduction career and vocational assessments, or outreach work within human services, not-for-profit and/or multicultural organization
  • Related undergraduate degree or combination of education, training, and/or experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of immigration issues, either from lived experience or from work within the community
  • Keen understanding of equity issues to support persons from diverse backgrounds with employment-related challenges
  • Expert knowledge of the Canadian labour market and best practices

Additional assets we value:

  • Multilingualism
  • Indigenous cultural competencies or lived experience with Indigenous communities
  • Established relationships with local employers and the community
  • Experience with client management systems
  • Knowledge of WorkBC database is ideal!

What we will provide in return:

  • A purpose-driven organization where innovation and ideas are valued — everyone has a voice at every level of the organization
  • The opportunity to use your unique knowledge and skills for purposeful work that will make a positive impact in people’s lives and our community
  • A passionate and diverse team to work with and learn from with a professional development fund to support your growth
  • An inclusive workplace that welcomes all perspectives and is dedicated to do their part in true and lasting reconciliation with Indigenous communities
  • A strong benefits package, including a pension plan

Compensation & Hours: This position starts at $24.46 per hour (effective April 1, 2023), 35 hours per week, and requires union membership.

Location: Off site at the WorkBC Centre, 1483 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC


If you do not possess all the experience listed above but are enthusiastic about what we do, please do not hesitate to apply as we may have another opportunity more suitable to your skillset!

We acknowledge the Coast Salish Peoples on whose territories we do our work to support immigrants and refugees. We are grateful to work and live here, and we honour the Nations who have always cared for these lands, waters and air and continue to do so today.

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