Baljit Sethi arrived in Canada in 1972 and began working with the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia as a family counsellor in 1974. Later on, she took on the roles of a settlement counsellor, assisting newcomers to Canada with settlement services. In 1976, she founded the Immigrant Services Society of Prince George, now known as the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (IMSS). She encouraged the interaction of immigrants with the host community and was instrumental in promoting multiculturalism in Prince George, thereby benefiting the entire northern British Columbia region. As an author, painter and performing artist since before leaving India, she has also been advocating for immigrant women.