Government Funded Programs

Western Community College, through community partnerships and the support of the government of British Columbia, has the privilege of providing 100% government-funded education to eligible applicants starting early 2022. These programs are market-driven, demand-oriented, and student-success focused. During each program, students will receive education from Western Community College, essential skills trainings through one of our community partners, and employment support. The programs are designed to provide students with an amazing opportunity to transform their lives through education.

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Specific program information, including eligibility requirements, program start dates, and application links, can be found below.

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Western Community College

Settlement Practitioner PBLMT

  • Start Date: June 26, 2023

    About the program

    This 28-week program is designed to provide participants with a broad range of knowledge of the different areas of Settlement and Integration in Canada. 

    Upon completion of the program, participants will be equipped to assist newcomers with their journey of settlement and integration into the Canadian community. Participants will gain knowledge on a range of topics that include Canadian Law in relation to immigration, Culture and Integration, Foundations of Settlement Workers, Needs Assessment and Interviewing, Case Management and Settlement Counselling, Introduction to Community Mental Health, and Safety and Life Skills for Newcomers among others.

    Eligibility and Admissions Requirements

    Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

    • Currently unemployed
    • Have a WorkBC Case Manager
    • Have an Action Plan (AP) endorsed by their case manager which identifies Settlement Practitioner as a reasonable step to achieve their occupational goal
    • High School Graduate, or Mature Students (19 years of age or older) 
    • Satisfactory performance on the College English Language Proficiency Assessment Test provided by Western Community College

    They must also meet at least one of the following requirements:

    • Have established a claim for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, or
    • Have had an EI Benefit period that ended within the previous 60 months, or
    • Earned more than $2000 in insurable earnings and paid employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years, or
    • BCEA Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Clients or BCEA Non-PWD Clients

    How to apply

    Interested candidates are invited to register using our online registration form. Please note, you will be asked to provide the contact information for your WorkBC case manager so please have this information available when you are completing the form.

    After submitting the online application, please send a copy of your up-to-date resume via email to pblmt@southvan.org with the subject line “PBLMT Applicant [your name] resume.” 

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Surrey, BC

Unit 201 8318 120 St
Surrey, BC V3W 3N4

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Abbotsford, BC

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Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W8

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