Subject: ISSofBC eNews April 2017 - ISSofBC hosts citizenship ceremony for new Canadians

ISSofBC eNews April, 2017
ISSofBC hosts citizenship ceremony for new Canadians
It’s an occasion 30 new Canadians will likely never forget when they took their oath of citizenship with two federal cabinet ministers in attendance. ISSofBC Welcome Centre hosted the ceremony March 30 for the citizenship candidates – most of them former refugees – from 16 countries who later received greetings from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Minister Ahmed Hussen and Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan.

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Welcome House on Drake Street closes after 30 years of serving newcomers   

ISSofBC staff, clients, friends and family shared their favourite memories of living and working over three decades at Welcome House on Drake Street before saying one final goodbye.
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Vancouver Mayor recognizes ISSofBC  for dedication in helping newcomers

ISSofBC received the Mayor’s Achievement Award during the annual Vancouver Awards of Excellence recognizing outstanding accomplishments made by individuals and organizations.
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ISSofBC launches employment program for skilled immigrants in BC

The rollout of Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants included an opening event at ISSofBC Welcome Centre introducing the program and team to potential clients and partner employers.
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City of Vancouver boosts funding to four organizations serving refugee claimants

Vancouver Mayor announced funding April 26 for agencies serving refugee claimants at the same time these agencies released the inaugural quarterly refugee claimant bulletin.
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MP Goldsmith-Jones visits ISSofBC Squamish to meet staff and students

Member of Parliament for West Vancouver, Sunshine Coast, and Sea to Sky Country introduced herself to a multilevel LINC English class and observed an interactive activity April 20.

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Last chance to sign up for Skills and Supports for Job Success in May

Are you looking for work? ISSofBC’s Skills and Supports for Job Success is beginning a 10-week session on Tuesday, May 23 in Vancouver and there are spaces available.

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Now accepting ISSofBC bursary applications to support newcomers

ISSofBC is encouraging education for refugee youth and newcomers to Canada with five bursaries. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 30, 2017.
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Sales from iconic photo of RCMP officer playing hockey donated to ISSofBC

Thank you to photographer Rick Wiltse and Kaslo and District Arena Board who donated proceeds from "Mountie and the Goalie" photo sales to support ISSofBC.
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