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Back to Work loan

Back to Work loan

Back to Work loans are designed to support you in upgrading your qualifications or certification, so that you can find work in your field.

Primarily supporting newcomers, Back to Work loans are provided on the strength of your past employment experience (in your home country) and Vancity’s assessment of the labour market.


  • Loans of up to $10,000 are available to help cover the cost of taking courses to meet local standards or qualifications.
  • To apply you need to prove previous experience in your field and plan to acquire Canadian certifications for your trade.
  • Community partners like DIVERSEcity, SUCCESS and MOSAIC all help with loan application intake process.

Applying is easy