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 the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre – Centre des Compétences futures (FSC-CCF).

To find out more about the FAST Program, please contact fastbc@iecbc.ca

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