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*

Future U's Talent Den - Ten dynamic internationally-trained IT professionals. Three IT employers with high expectations. Facing off with an audience watching the action. Will any job matches be made?

Based on the popular television show Dragon’s Den, Talent Den brings together employers and highly-educated diverse talent. Join us for ISSofBC’s first-ever Talent Den, where hiring employers will be invited to hear one-minute pitches, ask questions and decide about interviews within a fast-paced one-hour session from 2:15 to 3:15pm at the Future U conference on Oct. 16 at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.

Want to participate in Talent Den? If you're a Programmer/Software Developer, Database Analyst/Data Administrator or Network Technician/Systems Administrator,  and you want to participate in Talent Den for an opportunity to interview for a job in your profession, send a resume and one-minute video explaining why you should be chosen to compete in Talent Den to:

Deadline to apply is Sunday, Oct. 7 at midnight. Successful applicants notified by Oct. 11.

Join Skills and Supports for Job Success program in Vancouver - Last chance to sign up for the Vancouver session beginning September 24th! The Job Success program will prepare you for employment and help you at every step of your job search. This free employment program includes:
  • 5 weeks of employment workshops – learn effective job search strategies (e.g. targeted resumes, cover letters, interviews, contacting employers, and more!)
  • Work experience and connections with employers
  • Free short-term certificates and training (eg. First Aid, Food Safe, ForkLift, Serving It Right, SuperHost, WHMIS etc.)
  • Bus ticket and work clothing supports
  • 12 weeks follow-up and ongoing support after program completion
For more information, or to register, contact Echo at 604-684-2123 ext.1509 or at
Immigrant Services Society of BC, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2, Canada
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