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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Employment Services (SES) started to assist job seekers to overcome employment barriers in 1984. From job finding club service helping only Chinese Immigrants to prepare resumes, SES is now a culturally diverse service team providing career development guidance services for all job seekers. Based on social work values, SES has incorporated a client-centered, behavioural oriented case management model to serve clients. In addition to various programs and services, SES has also developed a virtual resource website to give job seekers easy access to online resources. This range has made SES more accessible and user friendly.

With a diverse team of staff in multiple locations across the Lower Mainland  and overseas in Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, South Korea, SES delivers services in a culturally sensitive manner to job seekers regardless of their cultural background and level of English language skills. Using a holistic service model that brings individuals, community partners and employers together, SES has helped thousands of job seekers find employment of their choice in today's highly competitive labour market.

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Employment Connect (YEC)

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Employment Connect (YEC) aims to help young people overcome barriers to employment by providing them the skills and ability to make a successful transition to employment or return to school. All youth aged 15-29 who are unemployed and not attending full time school are encouraged to register to this program.

YEC targets at youth such as post secondary graduates, high school graduates, recent immigrants, individuals that did not complete high school and those facing other barriers to employment. Youth will work on self- assessment, goal setting, career search skills and life skills enhancement.
Program offers:

  • 4 Weeks of group based training & Short Term Certificate Training
  • 10 weeks of job search support which may include: work experience with access to Wage Subsidy support, Job Mentoring and Coaching

Career Planning

  • Self-assessment
  • Clarify employment needs and wants
  • Formulate plan of actions for realizing career vision

Job Search Skills

  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Tap into hidden jobs
  • Interview skills
  • Self-marketing strategies

Life Skills

  • Goal setting
  • Effective communication
  • Team work
  • Financial management

Selected Certifications

  • First Aid Level 1
  • FOODSAFE Level 1
  • Serving It Right

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Between the ages of 15 - 29
  • Not attending full time school, or attending less than 10 hours per week
  • Unemployed
  • Non-EI eligible
  •  BC resident
  •  Legally entitled to work in Canada

Intake Schedules from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017

Oct 11, 2016 –  Nov 04, 2016
Nov 28, 2016 –  Dec 23, 2016
Jan 23, 2017 –   Feb 17, 2017
Mar 20, 2017 – Apr 14, 2017
May 08, 2017 – Jun 02, 2017
Jun 26, 2017 –   Jul 21, 2017

Please call 604-468-6007 for inquiries and registration or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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For Inquires and Questions
Contact us;
2138-1163 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 8A9
Tel: 604-468-6007
Fax: 604-464-6830





Youth Program – A Chance to Choose

A chance to choose aims to help youth overcome barriers to employment, through assessments, group based skills development and work experience with local employers. Participants will be able to choose and develop a career path.

A chance to choose targets youth such as new immigrants, single parents, and people who have various barriers or lack the experience needed to secure employment.

Program offers:

  • 4 weeks of workshops (such as life skills workshops and employability skills workshops)
  • Assessments, and skills training for enhance participants’ employability
  • 10 weeks of work experience with an employer
  • Participants who enrolled in this 14-week program will be paid $10.85 per hour for 30 hours per week.


4 Intakes from June 2016 to May 2017*
June 06, 2016 – Sept 5, 2016
Aug 29, 2016 – Nov 21, 2016
Nov 21, 2016 – Feb 20, 2017
Feb 13, 2017 – May 15, 2017

*Subject to funding availability

For Inquires and Questions
Contact us;
309-2540 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3W4
Tel: 604-474-3140
Fax: 604-474-4798

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