To assist new Canadians in vocational planning as they work toward their professional goals.


To become the centre of choice for newcomers in Edmonton – a place they will call home.


Integrity and responsibility: In working toward achieving our goals we work as a team.

Accountability: We are transparent in the work we do, all of which is best-practice, evidence-based and outcome-based.

Compassion: in the work we do we demonstrate respect for the families we serve.


To provide professional and occupational guidance to the skilled immigrant family as they transition into Canadian society.

To provide educational pathway programs for the skilled professional trained outside Canada.

To provide an educational resource centre in the community for information referrals assisting in removing barriers for the immigrant family.


Vocational Pathways of Edmonton Association (VPAE) was established under the leadership of Marilyn McGreer who saw the need to support foreign trained nurses to achieve their vocational goals, beginning with members of the church where her husband was the pastor, New Life Pentecostal Church of Edmonton.  The church provided financial support and office space to get started, including the purchase of the curriculum. In 2015 she decided to form a non-profit society carry to broaden community engagement and plan for expanded programming.  VPAE was incorporated on April 16, 2015.