Subject: Upcoming Career Events and Programs

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Upcoming Career Events and Programs for Newcomers

Looking for free workshops and programs to help you find employment? 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

Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) in the Workplace for IT Professionals -
Are 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.

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? 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 career development program can assist with researching local labour market information, setting short-term and long-term career goals, obtaining 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: 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.

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.


To register for an ONLINE info session, click HERE or call 778-372-6609 or email
globaltalentloans@issbc.org. Next info session is happening on Thursday, Dec 12 and Dec 19, from 2 pm - 3 pm.
Sign up and attend at the comfort of your home/office.


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? From August 2019 to March 2020, 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. 
The following workshops are 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
For more information or to register, please call 604-684-3599 or email editha.magtibay@issbc.org or click HERE.

TFW Online Learning Project: Canadian Workplace Culture - 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. The course runs from August 2019 to March 2020 and is offered weekly at no cost to participants.
Upcoming sessions: Dec 12 and Dec 19
To register, please click HERE, or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1272 or email editha.magtibay@issbc.org

TFW Online Learning Project: 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. The course runs from August 2019 to March 2020 and is offered weekly at no cost to participants.
Upcoming sessions: Dec 13 and Dec 20
To register, please click HERE, or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1272 or email editha.magtibay@issbc.org

TFW Online Learning Project: Assertive Communication - 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. The course runs from August 2019 to March 2020 and is offered weekly at no cost to participants.
Upcoming sessions: Dec 9 and Dec 16
To register, please click HERE or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1272 or email
editha.magtibay@issbc.org

TFW Online Learning Project: 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. The course runs from August 2019 to March 2020 and is offered weekly at no cost to participants.
Upcoming sessions: Dec 10 and Dec 17
To register, please click HERE or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1272 or email: editha.magtibay@issbc.org

TFW Online Learning Project: 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.The course runs from August 2019 to March 2020 and is offered weekly at no cost to participants.
Upcoming sessions: Dec 11 and Dec 18
To register, please click HERE or call 604-684-3599 ext. 1272 or email editha.magtibay@issbc.org



Employment Event

Spark-Self-Employment Workshop  -The spark workshops aim to help participants improve their business knowledge, understanding of Canada and BC – specific business landscape, interact with fellow entrepreneurs and build on their entrepreneurship skills.
The workshops help participants progress in their entrepreneurial journey with increased confidence.
Eligibility apply. Must register before attending. Click here to see eligibility details.
Dec 12, and Dec 19, 1 pm to 3 pm at ISSofBC Surrey Welcome Centre. To register, please click HERE or contact us at sara.javaherypour@issbc.org

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