Structured Mentoring and Canadian Work Experience Program for Business Integration of Francophone and Bilingual Newcomers

A unique and free employment support,  for candidates and for businesses

Are you a newcomer to Canada, and you’re francophone or bilingual? Are you looking for a job in your field that fits your skill level?


Is your Canadian business looking for qualified workers? Are you looking to hire bilingual (English/French) candidates?

If so, this program can help you, easily and at no cost!

In fact, in this program, our mission is to put employers and candidates in contact, in order to fill the shortage of qualified, bilingual (English/French) workers in Canadian businesses, all while facilitating the integration of francophone and bilingual newcomers.

This program will help you to:

  • Land your first Canadian position in your field
  • Learn a new trade or the Canadian particularities of it
  • Better integrate in your new Canadian workplace

As an employer, this program will allow you to:

  • Benefit from the expertise of the SDECB, and that of its partners at the SEO and the CDEM, and receive their support to find highly qualified individuals
  • Receive a salary subsidy during the first 16 weeks of contract of the newly hired employee


  • This program is for startups with at least two years old, small and medium businesses, as well as large companies
  • The companies must want to hire bilingual candidates. However, it is not required that French be used in the workplace.

Having already proven its worth in a pilot project in Ontario, the Pan-Canadian Program for Business Integration of Francophone and Bilingual Newcomers offers a unique assistance to a substantial problem in Canada.

On one hand, companies are constantly searching for qualified workers able to respond to an often increasing demand. At the same time, talented, trained people coming from other countries often find themselves without jobs, or occupying posts well below their skill level.

Our mission is to put employers and candidates in contact so as to benefit each other

For more information on this program:

Contact us!

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Financed by:

The SDECB, a not-for-profit francophone organisation, strives each day to give a voice to the Francophone and Francophile business community in British Columbia.

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