Subject: Upcoming Career Events and Programs and Hiring Fair

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Upcoming Career Events and Programs for Newcomers

Are you 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*
Hiring Event

Amazon Hiring Fair (New Westminster)
Amazon is hiring for their New Westminster location! Bring your resume and be prepared to talk to Hiring Managers.
Position: Fulfillment Associate
Benefits:
  • Health care benefits, starting day 1
  • Holiday and overtime pay (overtime pay starts after 40 hours per work week!)
  • Paid time off
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
  • Employee discount
  • RRSP
Join our fair on Friday September 13 from 1 pm - 4 pm at ISSofBC New Westminster. To register, please click HERE or contact jobquest@issbc.org or call 604-684-3599.

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 Tuesday September 10 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 Sept 3 and Sept 10 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 for the weekly info sessions, please 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 Sept 4 and Sept 11 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 more information and we will follow up with you. 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

How to Get Canadian Experience - Do you find yourself challenged during an interview when employers ask, “do you have Canadian work experience?”
Come and learn how to handle this kind of frustrating question, how to gain Canadian experience, more about the job market, job finding techniques, and the interview process.
Join us on Wednesday, September 4 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at VPL Central branch - Montalbano Family Theatre, Level 8.
Registration recommended. Drop-ins welcome. To register, please contact Janet Salvador at 604-684-3599 or janet.salvador@issbc.org.

How to Market Yourself: A Look at Essential Skills for Work in CanadaNew to Canada and not sure what Canadian employers are looking for?
Attend this workshop and learn:
  • The essential skills needed to find employment in Canada
  • What are transferable skills and the difference between hard and soft skills
  • How to showcase hard skills and soft skills on your resume
This event is a free workshop for permanent residents, refugees (government assisted or privately sponsored) and live-in-caregivers.
Come join us on Thursday September 5 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm at ISSofBC Cottonwood. For registration please call 778-284-7026 (ext. 1275) or email evelyn.levy@issbc.org.

Financial Literacy - Building a Healthy Credit History (Surrey)Do you ever wonder why having a healthy credit history is so important?
Join our free financial literacy workshop to learn:
  • Why your credit history matters to you
  • Simple steps to build a good credit score
  • What to do if you need to get yourself out of financial trouble
This event is a free workshop open to all: permanent residents, refugees (government assisted or privately sponsored), refugee-claimants, live-in-caregivers and naturalized citizens.
Join us on Monday September 9 from 10 am - 11:30 am at ISSofBC Surrey Welcome Centre. Please register by calling 604-683-1684.

How to Build Connections for Career SuccessHow do you go about networking successfully, especially when it’s outside your comfort zone?
Learn about effective networking and get hands-on experience with proven strategies for building connections so you can find your dream job or advance your career. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments provided.
Join us on Tuesday September 10 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at VPL Central Branch - Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye Rooms. To register, please contact Janet Salvador at 604-684-3599 or janet.salvador@issbc.org.

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