Job Connections for Immigrants (JCI)

Train for a successful career in retail!

12 eligible participants will gain skills and experience that can lead to employment opportunities and success in the retail industry.

This intensive program provides hours of training, several certifications and a full-time retail practicum placement. If the practicum doesn't lead to employment, follow-up job search support is provided as well.

By the end of the program, participants are better equipped to enter the workforce with experience, insight into workplace culture and job connections that may otherwise have been challenging to gain.

June 10 - September 20, 2019

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Abbotsford Community Services

2nd floor 3600 Townline Road, Abbotsford BC, V2T 5W8

Abbotsford Community Services' JCI program includes:

In Class:

  • English Language Training
  • Job Search and Life Skills Training
  • Computer Training

UFV Certification Courses:

  • Customer Service
  • Cashier Training
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Management Foundations

Practicum: September 25 - October 18, 2019

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 3 or above - assessment required
  • Current claim for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits OR
  • EI claim in the last 5 years OR
  • Maternity or parental benefits in the last 5 years and be re-entering the labour force after having left to care for newborn or newly adopted children
  • Action Plan (AP) that identifies Project Base Labour Market Training (PBLMT) as a reasonable activity to support occupational goals

For more information or to apply, please call: 778-549-5622 or email

The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.