Subject: Upcoming Career Events and Programs

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Upcoming Career Events and Programs for Newcomers

We're here to help you find employment with free workshops and programs - 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*

International Culinary Training Needs - Are you interested in a cooking career that specializes in a specific international / ethnic cuisine? If so, then we need your input! go2HR, BC’s tourism and hospitality HR association, is conducting a study to see if there is potential to develop training focusing on particular cuisines. This is part of a needs assessment to identify the cuisines in highest demand and the relevant training needs for these cooks and chefs. go2HR is looking for people in BC who are interested in studying different cuisines and working in restaurants that specialize in a variety of international cuisines. If you would like to complete the online survey, please click HERE. Deadline for taking the survey is Friday, June 28

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.

Employment Programs and Events

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

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 Session on June 19 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm. For questions or referrals, please contact Tina Power at or email

Immigrant Services Society of BC, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2, Canada
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