Subject: Upcoming Career Events and Programs

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Upcoming Career Events and Programs for Newcomers

Are you thinking of changing careers or finding employment? With these free workshops and programs, you'll be closer to your goal! Take a look at what's happening in the next two weeks at ISSofBC!

*For more info on all these events & more, visit the ISSofBC Events Calendar*
Grants for Education!

Educational Bursaries available! - ISSofBC is encouraging education for newcomers to Canada with nine bursaries. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, June 30. Eligible applicants committed to their academic pursuits may apply for more than one. Applications are now available ONLINE or through any ISSofBC location.

Hiring Event

ine Choice Foods Hiring Event (Vancouver) - Interested in joining the Fine Choice Foods team? Come meet us and GET HIRED! Fine Choice Foods is hiring for multiple positions to increase the production. Select permanent and contract positions available.
What we offer:
  • Good wage
  • 4 weeks of paid training
  • Morning, afternoon & overnight shifts
  • Monday to Friday only
  • Full time or part time
  • Extended dental/health & RRSP for permanent
  • Transit accessible location, a 10 minute walk
  • Friendly environment!
Bring a copy of your resume and be ready for an interview on the spot!
This event is happening on Monday, June 10 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre. To register, click HERE.

Employment Programs and Events

Prepare for a Career in Banking (Coquitlam) - An event by women…for women. If you are a woman who has permanent resident status, or who is a refugee (government assisted of privately sponsored) or a live-in-caregiver, this free workshop is for you! Refreshments will be served!
Meet the industry experts:
  • Freya Pulimood, TD Bank, Talent Acquisition Partner
  • Michelle Tran, TD Bank, Talent Acquisition Partner
Freya and Michelle will discuss:
  • How to prepare to enter the banking industry
  • How they developed their career
  • Different positions in banking
  • Certifications to attain
  • The future of the banking industry
Come join us on Friday, June 7 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Coquitlam City Centre Library, room 127. To register please contact: Vanessa Lee at or call 604-684-3599 Ext. 1628.

Understanding Career Options... for Women... by Women (Vancouver) - Ever had the chance to step back and think of your career?
This workshop will help you explore the importance of the assessment of your values, transferable skills and personality style. Learn about:
  • Framework and strategies for career exploration
  • Conducting research meetings
  • Mentoring and networking
Interested? Event is happening on Tuesday, June 11 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at ISSofBC Welcome Centre. To register, please: Call: 604-684-3599 or email

Youth in Tech Information Session (Surrey) - YOUTH IN TECH is a skills training and employment program customized for immigrant and refugee youth ages 18-24 interested in pursuing careers in BC’s rapidly expanding Tech sector. The program provides youth with hands-on opportunities to build digital skills, meet industry leaders, and gain meaningful work experience in Tech. Join our information session to learn more!
Location: Services are delivered at the ISSofBC Surrey Welcome Centre. However, the program is open to all newcomer youth living in Metro Vancouver.
Registration: Upcoming Information Sessions June 12 and June 19, from 3:00pm – 4:30pm. For questions or referrals, please contact Tina Power at or email

Resumes and Cover Letters Workshop (Vancouver) - A free workshop for permanent residents, live-in-caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees, refugee claimants and provincial nominees.
At this workshop, you will:
  • Develop skills to create a targeted resume
  • Learn to write strong cover letters and gain attention of local employers
  • Get help with preparing a reference list to complete your job search tool kit
If this is what you are looking for, join us on Thursday, June 13 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre in room 203. To register, please contact Lisa Kolbuc at 604-684-3599, ext. 1279 or

Tips for Successful Interviews Workshop (Vancouver) - This is a free workshop for permanent residents, live-in caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees /refugee claimants and provincial nominees. The ability to handle yourself well at an interview is a skill you can learn. Join our workshop and learn tips on the following:
  • Interview preparation and readiness
  • Answering common interview questions
  • Responding to behavioural and situational questions
  • Closing the interview and creating a lasting good impression
  • Professional follow-up
Come join us on Friday, June 14 from 9:30 am to 12:30pm at ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre in room 203. To register, please contact Lisa Kolbuc at 604-684-3599, ext. 1279 or

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