Volunteer Opportunities

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants (CPSI) - Employment Specialist Assistant

PROGRAM NAME:     Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants (CPSI)                                

POSITION TITLE:      Employment Specialist Assistant                           

SCHEDULE:              5 – 15 hrs/wk, flexible schedule

LOCATION:               Archway Montrose – 2420 Montrose Avenue           

REPORTS TO:            Program Supervisor


In this position, the volunteer will work closely with program staff (Employment Specialists) and will assist foreign-trained professionals going through the skills upgrading, employment search, and licensing process in BC. This position does not require knowledge of a second language.

This is a great volunteer opportunity for a newcomer professional who requires Canadian work-related references to apply for paid employment. This position would also be suitable for a university student who is in social work, or a related field.


  • Respond to program enquiries.
  • Conduct online job search and send job leads to clients.
  • Revise resumes and draft cover letters.
  • Maintain records and notes of participant progress.
  • Follow up with clients on Action Plans.


  • Successful passing of an interview with Program Supervisor.
  • Strong written communication skills in English.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Professionalism in dealing with clients and program staff. 

Qualifications Required

  • Are you willing to complete a Criminal Record Check? Must be Yes
  • I will be reliable, prompt and notigy my supervisor if I am unable to complete a scheduled shift Must be Yes
  • I will be respectful to staff, patrons and fellow volunteers at all times. Must be Yes
  • I will maintain a high commitment to my personal health and safety and that of my fellow volunteers and will report any incident to my supervisor Must be Yes