Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent (FAST)

Initially designed to facilitate access to three skilled trades in British Columbia, the FAST Program has now developed into a comprehensive set of services and resources for immigrant workers from 35 skilled trades, 16 in-demand occupations in IT and Data Services, and 17 occupations in Biotechnology and Life Sciences.

Through online learning delivered at no cost to participants, skilled immigrants get a head start in their careers by learning more about their industry and understanding Canadian workplace culture –- enabling them to be ready for their careers in Canada – before they even land.

The program is a partnership with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and IEC-BC is also enjoying content support from BioTalent Canada and the Information Communication Technology Council (ICTC).

FAST is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

To find out more about the FAST Program, please contact Sangeeta Subramanian at sangeeta.subramanian@iecbc.ca.

News Release: Homegrown Program Puts Global Skills to Work in BC