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  
globaltalentloans@issbc.org. Next info session is happening on Thursday, Nov 14 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 Nov 5 and Nov 12 from 6:00 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.

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:   Nov 7 and Nov 14
To register, please click HERE, or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1272 or email tfwonline@issbc.org

Handling Conflict: Conflict happens. It is inevitable and can be intimidating or overwhelming. If you are like most of us, you try hard to avoid it. When it happens, most of us are not comfortable dealing with it. This module will help you understand and learn negotiation skills in resolving conflicts.Course is offered weekly at no cost to participants. 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: Nov. 1 and Nov 8
To register, please click HERE, or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1272 or email edith.magtibay@issbc.org

Assertive Communication in the Workplace:  - Say what you want clearly but diplomatically. That’s the main skill behind Assertive Communication at Work (Canadian style.) This may be a new personal skill for many workers who come from cultures where being humble and deferential is expected as part of their daily work. This module will talk about why building assertiveness skills is essential for working in Canada. Course is offered weekly at no cost to participants. 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: Nov 4 and Nov 11
To register, please click HERE or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1272 or email editha.magtibay@issbc.org

Clear Communication:The ability to communicate clearly is an essential skill in today’s world, both at home and at work. Effective communication involves conveying your thoughts and feelings as clearly as possible. In this module, you will learn tips on improving your communication skills for better relationships, and to avoid hurtful misunderstanding and confusion Course is offered weekly at no cost to participants. 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: Nov 5 and Nov 12
To register, please click HERE or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1272 or email editha.magtibay@issbc.org

Stress Management:Every person responds to stress differently. A response depends on how we perceive the stress event. Negative stress can seriously affect one’s sense of self worth and can sometimes cause physical and mental illness. This module will help you examine some of the stresses in your life and be aware of how you respond both physically and emotionally, and learn some strategies that will help you cope with stress.Course is offered weekly at no cost to participants. 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: Nov 6 and Nov 13 
To register, please click HERE or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1272 or email editha.magtibay@issbc.org

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 16 to April 2, 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 and Nov 13 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 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 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

Senior Care Provider Job Fair and Speed InterviewMeet the employers and get your chance to be interviewed by one of these positions in many locations:
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dietary Aide
  • Cooks
  • Companion
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Maintenance Workers
Featured employers:
  • Hawthorne Seniors Care
  • Home Care Assistance
  • Pro Admin Services
  • Retirement Concepts
  • Revera
  • Sienna Seniors Living
When: Nov 13 from 10 am - 12 pm
Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre - Vancouver

Registration link: https://senior-care-provider-job-fair.eventbrite.ca or email vanessa.lee@issbc.org







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