Subject: Upcoming Career Events and Programs

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Upcoming Career Events and Programs for Newcomers

Whether you're a trained professional looking to break into your industry in Canada, or a newcomer with limited work experience looking for a job - in the next two weeks, we've got events to help you find employment.

*For more info on all these events & more, visit the ISSofBC Events Calendar*
Let's Talk! Teaching in BC Classrooms Join us and learn about teaching in BC! Learn the process of obtaining a Certificate of Qualification (COQ) or Independent School Teaching Certificate (STC). Explore this growing industry with Career Paths! Aug. 25, 1 - 4pm in room 201 at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre (2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver). To register, click HERE.

Cover Letters & Reference Lists: 2-Day Introduction & Writing Clinic Do you have a powerful cover letter to gain the attention of employers? When an interviewer asks for your references, are you ready to provide them? Along with a resume, these documents complete your job search toolkit.  Register for this 2-day workshop series to develop effective cover letters and a reference list to suit local job search practices. A cover letter mini-manual and reference list sample are included for registered participants.
This is a free service for permanent residents, live-in-caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees, refugee claimants and provincial nominees.
Join us Aug. 14 & 15, 10am - 1pm at ISSofBC Maple Ridge (#320 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge). Note that you must attend day 1 to be able to attend Day 2 of this workshop. Please register by Aug. 13 with Kim Abram at 778.372.6567 ext. 1278 or

Skills and Supports for Job Success Program Info Session - Are you a newcomer looking for work? The Job Success Program can help! This free employment program offers:
  • 5 weeks of employment workshops
  • Work experience and connections with employers
  • Free short-term training (eg. First Aid, Food Safe, Forklift etc.)
  • Work clothing supports
  • Bus ticket support for job search
 To learn more about the upcoming Vancouver session (beginning August 20th) join us for an Info Session on Aug 15, 10am - 12pm at our Terminal office (333 Terminal Ave, Vancouver) in room 602. We will discuss what the program can do for you and eligibility requirements. 
For more information or to register for Job Success, contact Negin or Surleena at 604-684-2123 ext. 1232 or at
Immigrant Services Society of BC, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2, Canada
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