Subject: Upcoming Career Events and Programs

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Upcoming Career Events and Programs for Newcomers

So many good events and information for you in the next two weeks! Learn about ISSofBC programs that can help you launch your career, write an excellent resume, work on your interview skills and learn about how to overcome barriers to employment. Let our Career Services team help you access the job market!

*For more info on all these events & more, visit the ISSofBC Events Calendar*

Barriers to Employment Workshop Join us in this informative workshop June 14, 1pm-3:30pm at Burnaby Public Library. Barriers to employment refer to obstacles when looking for work or trying to keep a job. We will cover types of barriers, strategies to overcome them, and setting realistic employment goals, which includes techniques based on one’s strengths. Free, but space is limited. Register online by clicking HERE or at any BPL information desk. For more details, contact Suzan Anbari (Career Facilitator at ISSofBC) at 604-362-0227 or presented in partnership with BPL.

Let's Talk! Career Paths Info Session- Join us June 14 from 9:30am-12:30am at 610-333 Terminal Ave for an information session on a program designed to support skilled professional begin their careers in engineering, construction and IT. Opportunities for credential evaluation, funded skills upgrading, mentorship and work placements. Bring your resume and PR card for pre-screening. Register to reserve your seat by contacting, or call 604-590-4021.

Resume and Cover Letters Workshop - June 14, 9:30am-12:30pm at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre, Room 202. A free workshop for permanent residents, live-in-caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees, refugee claimants and provincial nominees. Develop skills to create a targeted resume, learn to write strong cover letters to gain attention of local employers and get help with preparing a reference list to complete your job search tool kit. To register, call 604-684-3599 ext. 1279 or email
Tips for Successful Interviews Workshop - June 15, 9:30am-12:30pm at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre, Room 203. The ability to handle yourself well at an interview is a skill you can learn. Tips on interview preparation and readiness, answering common interview questions, responding to behavioural and situational questions, closing the interview and creating a lasting good impression and professional follow-up. This is a free workshop for permanent residents, live-in caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees /refugee claimants and provincial nominees. To register, call 604-684-3599 ext. 1279 or email

Literacy and Essential Skills Training for IT Professionals Program Info Sessions Communication skills are important to the success of IT professionals in the workplace. Contrary to popular belief, IT is very people-involved and communicating well in a team is key. The LES (Literacy and Essential Skills) Program for IT Professionals seeks to help newcomers in IT succeed and advance in the Canadian workplace. We are recruiting participants for our September Cohort! Upcoming Info Session on June 14, 12:30-1:30pm at 610-333 Terminal Ave.To see a program brochure, click HERE. For a schedule of upcoming info sessions, click HERE. Register for an info session HERE today! For more info, email or call 604-684-2504.

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