Help Line

Welcome to OCCA Job Connect for Future (JCF)



Are you a new immigrant or an immigrant facing multiple barriers on your journey to sustainable employment? The OCCA JCF program is here to support you on your path to success. This 6-month program, exclusively available in the Thompson-Okanagan region, is designed to provide tailored solutions for immigrants like you. Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Post Secondary Education and Future Skills, the Government of British Columbia, we offer a comprehensive set of services to empower you in your quest for stable employment and personal growth.

How to Apply

            For Participants: Please fill out the JCF Application Form   

For Employers: Please fill out the JCF Employer Registration Form   


Kindly be aware that our cohort 1 training scheduled for January-March 2024 is ended, and our cohort 2 training set for April-June 2024 have reached full capacity. Additional applicants will be accommodated in our cohort 3 training set for September-November 2024.

Who Is Eligible?

– Residents in the Thompson-Okanagan area

– Newcomers or immigrants facing multiple barriers

– Achieve CLB 5 or higher

– Unemployed or underemployed

– Be legally entitled to work in Canada and BC

– Be at least 19 years of age

– Not receiving duplicative financial supports from another provincially or federally funded labour market program

What Will You Benefit from JCF?

3-month free training, coaching & support + 3-month work experience with wage subsidies*

  1. Skills Training: 8-week certificate training program offered by Okanagan College. The hybrid classes will happen in Central Okanagan and virtually.
  2. Employment Readiness: Enhance your employability with personal management, teamwork, and job search skills. We’ll prepare you for interviews, application processes, and boost your digital literacy.
  1. Employment Placement: We connect you with job opportunities, create personalized career plans, and ensure culturally safe workplaces. 3-month wage subsidies, pre-onboarding support, and feedback mechanisms support your career growth.

* 3-month professional training will be covered if the participants cannot get employment

  1. Personal Supports: We provide extra assistance including covering your BC transit pass, lunches, daycare subsidies and digital equipment to be used in the classroom.

Our goal is to empower immigrants, refugees, and newcomers with the necessary tools to overcome barriers, secure employment, and thrive in their chosen careers.

Join us at the OCCA JCF program and take the first step toward a brighter future!





This program is made possible through funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.

Community sponsor: