Subject: Upcoming Career Events and Programs and Hiring Events

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Upcoming Career Events and Programs for Newcomers

In the upcoming two weeks, there are multiple employment workshops and hiring events for you to check out in addition to our employment programs. Take a look at what's happening 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 Thursday August 15 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.

Youth in Tech New Cohort - 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 Aug 14 and Aug 21 from 3:00 - 4:30 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. Unemployed, under-employed and employed immigrant IT Professionals are welcome. You can be a new Canadian, too. At ALES@WORK you will:
  • Improve your oral and written communication and critical thinking skills
  • Be linked to IT employers, hiring and networking events and other ISSofBC services
ALES@work is currently holding info sessions for our upcoming cohort. The next cohort runs from September 17th to November 28th, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm. Register HERE if you would like to attend an info session next month. Next information session is on Tuesday August 13 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the Terminal Office. 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.

Hiring Event

Kin's Farm Market Hiring Fair - Bring your resume and be prepared for interview.
Positions available at various locations:
  • Sales associates
  • Assistant managers
  • Store managers
Positions available at Head Office, Richmond:
  • Territory sales manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Warehouse worker
For more details on the positions, go to ISSofBC Job Board and search for the job title.
Join us at ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre in room 101 on Friday August 16 from 10 am - 3 pm. Information sessions start at 10:30 am and again at 1 pm, followed by an interview. Participants must choose one of the information sessions. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. Click HERE to register or contact vanessa.lee@issbc.org, 604-684-3588 ext 1628.

Fine Choice Foods Hiring Event - Interested in joining the Fine Choice Foods team? Come meet us and GET HIRED! Fine Choice Foods is hiring for multiple positions to increase the production. What we offer:
  • Good wage
  • 4 weeks of paid training
  • Morning, afternoon or night shifts available
  • Monday to Friday only
  • Full time or part time
  • Transit accessible location
  • Fun environment
Bring a copy of your resume and be ready for an interview on the spot!
Interested? Come join us on Tuesday August 20 from 1 pm – 4 pm at ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre. Please click HERE to register or contact jobquest@issbc.org or 604 684 3599.

Employment Events

Financial Literacy (Surrey) - Do you ever wonder why it is so important to file taxes in Canada? Join our free financial literacy workshop to learn:
  • How income taxes are used
  • Why it makes sense to file your tax return, even if you do not owe money
  • Benefits available to lower-income tax-payers in Canada
  • And so much more!
This event is open to all permanent residents, refugees (government assisted or privately sponsored), refugee claimants, live-in-caregivers and naturalized citizens.
Join us on Monday August 12 from 10 am - 11:30 am at the Surrey Welcome Centre. To register, please call 604-683-1684.

Winning Interview Skills - Want to do better at your next job interview?
Everyone can improve their interview skills. Whether you’re planning for your first interview in Canada, or you’ve had several interviews already, preparation and practice increase your chances of success. This workshop will include the following:
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Handshakes and ‘small talk’
  • Common interview questions
  • Building effective answers
  • Leaving a great impression
This event is a free workshop for permanent residents, refugees (government assisted or privately sponsored) and live-in-caregivers.
Join us on Tuesday August 13 from 10 am - 1:30 pm at Maple Ridge ISSofBC.
Registration is required. Seats are limited. Some participants may be eligible for bus tickets; ask during registration. To register, please contact Kim Abram at 778-372-6567 (ext. 1278) or kim.abram@issbc.org.

SAGE Summer Career Open House - Are you an internationally trained professional wanting to pursue a career as software engineer, inside sales/marketing or technical support analyst? Are you looking for ways to broaden your network and get connected with employers? Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants is the program for you. Be linked to our employer partner, Sage, an enterprise software company, on their first campus tour, hiring and networking event on Wednesday August 14 from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Unemployed, under-employed and employed immigrant professionals are welcome to join the program. Please click HERE for more details about the Career Paths program. To register for this event, please click HERE or contact us at careerpaths@issbc.org or 778-372-6549.


Tips for Successful Interviews - A free workshop for permanent residents, refugees (government assisted or privately sponsored), and live-in-caregivers who identify as women. 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
  • Closing the interview and creating a lasting good impression
  • Professional follow-up
Join us on Thursday August 15 from 9:30 am – 12 pm at ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre. For registration, please contact 604-684-3599 ext. 1279 or lisa.kolbuc@issbc.org.

The Caregiver Program Workshop – Caregivers, join our free workshop to learn your options for Permanent Residence from a legal advocate from the Migrant Workers Centre and have an interactive discussion:
  • Is it the Interim Pathway?
  • Is it the Home Child Care Provider or Home Support Worker Pilot?
  • Is it the Live-in Caregiver Program?
Workshop is happening at Rectory basement, St. Mary’s Parish on Sunday August 18 from 1 pm – 3 pm. For more information or to register, please contact Lenn Castro at stmarysmigrant@gmail.com and Resochita Arma, resochita.arma@issbc.org, or call 604-684-7498 ext. 1666.

Career Research and Skills Upgrading - The world of work is rapidly changing. Job seekers must keep up these changes in their field to compete successfully for jobs. We share information and solutions to help:
  • Understand what employers look for in today’s candidates
  • Learn about free or low-cost training options to upgrade your skills and education
  • Receive information on government-funded programs to help with credential evaluations
  • Begin your own research and skills upgrading plan
This event is a free workshop for permanent residents, refugees (government assisted or privately sponsored) and live-in-caregivers.
Join us on Wednesday August 21 at ISSofBC Maple Ridge from 10 am – 1:30 pm.
Registration is required. Seats are limited. Some participants may be eligible for bus tickets; ask during registration. Please register by contacting Kim Abram at 778-372-6567 (ext. 1278) or kim.abram@issbc.org.
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