Subject: Upcoming Career Events and Programs

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Upcoming Career Events and Programs for Newcomers

Do you need help finding 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*
Employment Programs

Global Talent FCR Loans Programs - Get your foreign credential recognized or switch to an alternative career! If you are an Internationally trained professional, you have a unique opportunity to return to your career or alternative career in Canada through the Global Talent FCR Loans program. Through a team of expert advisors, you will have exclusive access to low-cost loans and support to gain credential recognition. The loan can be applied to cover costs of credential evaluation, examination fees, membership fees, travel and living allowance and/or short-term training opportunities in a related or unrelated career. Program advisors are also with you every step of the way offering a thorough action plan, job search tools and connections to employers to help you succeed in your career goals. To learn more about the Global Talent Loans program, please click HERE and to register for an info session, click HERE. Next info session is happening on Wednesday October 16 from 5 pm - 6 pm.

TFW Online Learning Project - Are you working in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program, i.e. caregivers, construction/hospitality and service jobs? Do you feel that there are times when it is hard for you to communicate and convey your concerns? TFW Online Learning Project is coming your way to help you enhance your communication skills and be empowered! Using your smart phones or computers, you can access workshops at the comfort of your home or anywhere you maybe. In addition, you will receive an individualized feedback and interactive discussion with a Case Manager. If needed, referrals to resources and employment services are also available. For more information or to register, please call 604-684-3599 or email tfwonline@issbc.org or click HERE.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Info Session - Are you a Newcomer who lives in Vancouver City trying to return to your pre-arrival occupation in Canada? Learn how Career Paths can help internationally trained newcomers - Permanent Residents or Refugees - go back to work in their field of expertise in Vancouver (must have 1-3 years pre-arrival experience in the field).
This job search program can assist with local labour market information; career planning; funding for credential evaluations, courses & licensing fees; resume feedback, interview coaching, mentoring and much more.
Location: Info sessions are delivered at the Terminal location in room 610 every Tuesday.
Registration: Upcoming Info Sessions on Oct 15 and Oct 22  from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. Registration is required. Please click HERE to register online or call 604-590-4021 or email careerpaths@issbc.org.

If you are a professional immigrant in Construction, Engineering and IT that lives in BC (includes non-residents of the City of Vancouver), there are weekly online info sessions available. Weekly online info sessions happen every Wednesday from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. To register, please click HERE.

Youth in Tech New Cohort (Surrey) - New Employment Program for youth ages 18-24 to launch their career in Tech! Now accepting applications for their upcoming cohorts starting July 2, 2019. YOUTH IN TECH is a skills training and employment program customized for immigrant and refugee youths interested in pursuing careers in the Tech Sector - Web Development, Digital Marketing/ Design, Information & Communications Technology. 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 on Oct 16 and Oct 23 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. For questions or referrals, please contact Tina Power at tina.power@issbc.org or email youthintech@issbc.org.

Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) in the Workplace for IT Professionals - Are you an internationally trained IT Professional such as a programmer/software developer, network technician/system administrator, or data analyst/database administrator looking to get your first job in Canada or move up in your career? Are you feeling like your communications skills are holding you back? ALES@WORK is the program for you. Our 10-week soft skills training program will bring you to the next level.
You will:
  • be trained in oral and written communication and critical thinking skills
  • be linked to employers, mentorships and other ISSofBC services
The next cohort runs from January 14 to March 26, 2020, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm. Register HERE for our upcoming info sessions. Next info session is on October 21 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For more information, please contact us at ales@issbc.org, 604-684-2504 or visit our website HERE.

Spark – Are you wondering if self-employment is right for you? Are you interested in being self-employed but aren’t sure what kind of business to get into? SPARK is a no-cost part-time program to help you discover if self-employment is right for you, and to develop business ideas if you are a fit for self-employment. We can help you research and refine ideas before entering a full self-employment training program. Our Spark program offers a 9-week self-employment exploration program to help you take your first steps. Click HERE to find out if you're eligible and how to join the program.

Employment Events

Mini Hiring Fair in Langley - ISSofBC is hosting a mini hiring fair in Langley. Bring copies of your resume and be prepared to talk with our featured employers:
Loblaw Company Ltd. – Hiring for South surrey location
Tim Hortons – Hiring for Langley, Surrey and Maple Ridge
Donalds Fine Foods – Hiring for Langley and Richmond
Please arrive on time to get industry insights from employers and door prize!
Join us on Friday October 11 from 1 pm to 4:30 pm at Douglas Recreation Centre. To register, please click HERE or contact gunja.malla@issbc.org, 604-684-3599 Ext: 1160.

Prepare for Career as Care Provider - Seniors care is a booming industry with a diversity of job opportunities. A free event for women who have permanent residents status (including protected person, GAR and live-in-caregivers)
We will help you understand:
  • Positions such as care aides, nurses, dietary aides, cooks, schedulers, home
  • helpers and companions.
  • What qualification and certifications are needed for these positions
Join us on Tuesday, October 15 from 12:30pm to 4:00 pm at ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre. To register, please click HERE or email vanessa.lee@issbc.org.
Immigrant Services Society of BC, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2, Canada
 
Interview Workshop Series The ability to handle yourself well at an interview is a skill you can learn. Please join our series of workshop to learn tips on the following:
  • Interview preparation and readiness
  • Answering common interview questions
  • Responding to behavioral and situational questions
  • Closing the interview and creating a lasting good impression
  • Professional follow-up
When: October 17 and 24 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: ISSofBC Cottonwood
For registration please contact: Evelyn Levy at 778-383-1438 ext:1275 or email evelyn.levy@issbc.org

RRSPs vs TFSAs - Your financial well-being depends on your ability to
make good decisions about your money. How you get it. How you spend it. How you save it. How you protect it.
Do you have the knowledge and skills you need to make financial decisions with confidence?
YOU WILL LEARN:
  • The benefits of using RRSPs and TFSAs
  • How to decide whether to invest in an RRSP, a TFSA or both
  • The different kinds of RRSP and TFSA products (with no sales pitch!)
Please call 604-683-1684 to register your attendance. Join us on Oct. 21 from 10am - 11:30 am at ISSofBC Surrey Welcome Centre.

How to Attend a Career FairAutumn hiring fairs are here! Are you ready?
Join this workshop to…
  • Prepare yourself – to make a great first impression
  • Learn how to make the most of the few minutes you have with each employer
  • Practice your handshake
  • Develop a pivotal follow-up strategy
A free service for permanent residents, live-in-caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees, refugee claimants and provincial nominees.
When: October 22, 2019 from 10am - 12pm
Where: ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre
Please register with Janet Salvador at 604-684-3599 or email at janet.salvador@issbc.org

Career in Child CareGain answers to questions about working as a Child Care Provider for young children:
  • Career opportunities in Child Care (entry-level to professional)
  • Qualifications required to work in child care
Refreshments will be served
A free workshop for job seekers who have permanent residents status, or who are refugees (government assisted of privately sponsored) or live-in-caregivers
When: Wed, Oct 23, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Maple Ridge Public Library
To register, please click HERE or contact kim.abram@issbc.org if childminding is needed.

Get Hired! An ISSofBC Job FairJob Fair open to the public. REGISTER and SAVE THE DATE! Visit this page every week for new exciting employers and jobs for the Oct. 25 Job Fair!
Info sessions presented by other featured companies on the same day.
Featured Employers:
  • CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) 
  • Home Depot 
  • CIBC 
  • Ocean Wise/Vancouver Aquarium 
  • Purdys Chocolatier 
  • Rocky Moutaineer
  • Sungiven Foods New 
  • Parq Vancouver Casino 
  • Shoppers Drug Mart CPAK 
  • Lululemon 
And more! Bring copies of your resume and be prepared to talk with employers.
Door Prizes at the Job Fair! Email: employersolutions@issbc.org
Please note:
  • Only street parking is available
  • ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre is near the Expoline Commercial – Broadway SkyTrain Station
To register, please click HERE.
When: October 25, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4pm
Where: ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre
Immigrant Services Society of BC, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2, Canada
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