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 Loans Program Online Info Session - Vancouver
Break the barriers of credential recognition.If you’re an internationally trained professional seeking to find work in Canada, you may need to complete the foreign credential recognition process. Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) is the process of verifying an individual’s foreign credentials to ensure they meet the standards established in Canada. You may also need to adjust your career goals to meet the new needs of the market and your own in a related or unrelated career. This requires additional training and employment support to establish in the new career.
Join us for an online information session for the Global Talent Loans Program and find out how we can help.
What we offer:
  • provide information about re-credentialing or retraining for a specific occupation,
  • explore career opportunities within your field or related/unrelated alternative career
  • provide access to a low-interest loan for credential recognition process and/or alternative career or training activities
  • support you through the re-credentialing process and job search for up to 4 years
  • provide connections to other bridging programs, resources and employer job leads
To register for an info session, click HERE or call 778-372-6609 or email Next info session is happening on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Info Session - Vancouver
Are you a Newcomer who lives in Vancouver City trying to return to your pre-arrival occupation in Canada? Join us to 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.
Locations: Info sessions are delivered at the Terminal location in room 610 every Tuesday.
Registration: Upcoming Info Sessions on Oct. 29 and Nov 5 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Registration is required. Please click HERE to register online or call 604-590-4021 or email

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.

Canadian Workplace Culture: Online Learning for Temporary Foreign Workers - Workplaces are made up of employees from a variety of cultures with different values. This module will teach you how to be culturally aware in the workplace and at the same time learn what Canadian workplace culture is.
Course is offered weekly at no cost to participants. Running from August 2019 to March 2020.
For Temporary Foreign Workers and Caregivers who have:
  • Commitment to engage in an individualized online learning plan
  • Adequate English language skills (preferably CLB 6) to participate actively in the program
  • Access to a computer device and internet
When:  Oct 31 and Nov 7
To register, please click HERE, or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1262 or email

Youth in Tech Information Session - Surrey - 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.
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. 30 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
For questions or referrals, please contact Tina Power at or email

Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) in the Workplace for IT ProfessionalsAre you an internationally-trained IT professional with experience such as Database Analyst, Computer Programmer or Computer Network Technician looking to move up in your career? Are you feeling like your communications skills are holding you back? ALES@WORK may be 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 Wednesday, Nov 6 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.  For more information. please contact us at, 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 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-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

Interview Workshop Series - A workshop series for permanent residents, refugees (government assisted or privately sponsored), and live-in-caregivers
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
When: Oct 31 from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Where: 2nd floor, ISSofBC Welcome Centre, Vancouver

When: Oct 31 from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Where: ISSofBC Cottonwood, Coquitlam

To register please contact Evelyn Levy at 778-383-1438 ext. 1275 or email at

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:
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

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