About Us - Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Program

About Us

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is a registered non-profit society which has been serving the community since 1987. PICS provides a broad spectrum of programs and services which includes Employment Programs, Settlement Services, Language Services, Social Programs and Housing Services. Our services assist new immigrants, seniors, farm workers, women and youth.

PICS has several offices in Surrey and Vancouver. PICS is constantly looking for ways to increase services and bring them to convenient locations for the benefit of our clients.

Raj Hundal

Raj Hundal, Project Director, Employment Programs (WorkBC) and Planning WorkBC Employment Services Centre

Raj Hundal has more than 10 years of experience in Employment Programs, including employment counselling, case management, workshop facilitation, job development and program management. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, a Law Degree from the United Kingdom and holds the designation of Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP). He has worked with diverse client groups including newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities and youth. In addition, he is experienced in public relations, communications and marketing. He has previously worked at the City of Vancouver, Provincial government and the Government of Canada. He is now Director of Employment Programs (WorkBC) and Planning and Manager, Immigrant Satellite Office – WorkBC Employment Services Centre, Vancouver South. In addition, Raj is a part-time Career Development Professional program Instructor at Langara College, teaching “Work Search Skills and Employment Development.”

RAJ Brar

RAJ Brar, Program Manager, Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Program

Raj Brar is a reliable, committed and result-focused individual. With over 20 years of progressive experience in education and employment programs, she has experience in project management, event coordination, fundraising, as well as educational and employment counseling within the public and non-profit sectors. Raj Brar has a Bachelor of Science and Pharmacy from India, and holds the designation of Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP). Raj previously worked at BCIT in the School of Business for over two decades. She joined PICS in 2018 as a FCR Program Manager to work with the Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs). Raj Brar has proven to exceed expectations while providing superior service and solutions.