Immigrant Youth Employment and Skills Strategy

Provides employment coaching and group workshops for newcomers ages 15-30

Immigrant Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS)

Immigrant Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) provides coaching, case management, and group workshops for youth, aged 15-30 who are new to Canada, as they explore their employment and education options.

Youth can get support from our Immigrant Youth Employment Specialists with:

  • Finding their first job in Canada
  • Resumé writing
  • Job search help
  • Interview preparation
  • Building experience and upgrading skills to find better job opportunities
  • Deciding on, and applying to, career education programs

Who We Help

Youth ages 15-30 who are:

  • Permanent Residents
  • Protected Persons
  • Individuals who have been selected to become Permanent Residents by the government of Canada and have received a letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada stating so.
  • Ukrainian temporary residents in Canada eligible under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET)

To Access Employment Support through YESS

Please contact us and our Immigrant Youth Employment Specialists will arrange for an intake/needs assessment.

Did You Know?

Archway has been helping newcomers and providing employment for over 50 years

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Hours of Operation

9:30am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday


Archway Community Services
5 – 32700 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 4V6

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Volunteer Feature: Sieglinde

Sieglinde has been volunteering with Archway for over seven years. Sieglinde loves teaching and “seeing people succeed”. She designed a confidence-building course for Community Connections where more than 20 women attended. She loves volunteering because it’s rewarding to see how her actions positively affect the people she’s working with.

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