Moving to Canada

Skills Connect for Immigrants is a program funded by the B.C. Ministry of Economic Development, and jointly provided by Back in Motion, MOSAIC (ArriveBC) and Douglas College. The program and services are aimed at helping skilled immigrants move more quickly into jobs that match their experience, education and background. It will provide career counselling and some financial support for internationally educated pharmacists to help them create an individualized plan to enter their profession in British Columbia. Skills Connect for Immigrants-Health can be accessed through:

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Living in Vancouver

*Note: The in-class portion of CP3 will be held at UBC Vancouver. The SPT (Structured Pratical Training) portion of the program may require students to relocate outside of Vancouver. Students will be notified about their practicum location during the in-class portion of CP3. CP3 students do not qualify for UBC Student Housing.


Financial Assistance

Please note that the program is considered professional continuing education and, as such, students are not eligible for government student loans or grants.

Scotiabank is offering a professional line of credit up to $25,000: "Scotia Professional® Student Plan (SPSP)" For further information, please visit the Scotiabank website or contact:

Shaun East, Senior Manager, Scotia Professional Plan
650 West Georgia St., 34th Floor, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4N7
Tel: 604.619.4699 | Fax: 604-668-2096

RBC Royal Bank is offering a Credit Line for a Professional Study Program. Please contact:

Da-Ke Zhao, Account Manager
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal Bank UBC Wesbrook Village Branch
5905 Berton Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V6S 0S3
Phone: 604-221-5736 | Fax: 604-221-5729

BMO Bank of Montreal is offering a special financing program under their Professional Student Program. For further information, please contact:

Howe Gu, Professional Market Banking Specialist
BMO Bank of Montreal
National Business Development Group
Greater Vancouver District, BC
Office: 604-665-7175 | Cell: 778-389-0300 | Fax: 604-665-2544

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a non-profit social service agency, offers competitive low-interest rate loans through their Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project

Immigrant Access Centre for Training: a program to assist immigrants who are on Employment Insurance (EI) or who have received EI in the last 3 years, as well as those on maternity or parental benefits within the last 5 years. Contact the Immigrant Access Centre for Training (iACT) to register for an information session: 604-708-3905.

Funding is available through MOSAIC a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping immigrants and refugees settle and integrate into Canadian society. For more information on the Micro-loans Program, contact: 604-254-9626.