Subject: Upcoming Career Events and Programs and Hiring Fairs

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Upcoming Career Events and Programs for Newcomers

In the upcoming weeks, there will be lots of 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

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 September 26 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 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 24 and Oct 1 from 6 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.

Youth in Tech New Cohort (Surrey) - 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 25 and Oct 2 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. For questions or referrals, please contact Tina Power at or email

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, 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

Preparing for Hiring Fairs Workshop - Be prepared to make the most out of upcoming hiring fairs! Join this workshop to learn…
  • What to do before the hiring fair to improve your chances of success
  • What documents to keep with you
  • How to approach employers and how to make the most of the few seconds you have with them
  • How to develop a pivotal follow-up strategy
This is a free workshop for permanent residents, refugees (government assisted or privately sponsored), and live-in-caregivers.
Come and prepare for hiring fairs on Friday September 20 from 10 am - 12 pm at ISSofBC New Westminster. For registration please contact 604-684-3599 or

Kin's Farm Market Hiring Fair & Speed Interview (New Westminster) - Bring your resume and be prepared for speed interview!
Various Locations hiring:
  • Sales Associate
  • Assistant Manager
  • Store Manager
And at Ironwood, Richmond:
  • Territory Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Warehouse Packer
Register HERE or contact or 604-684-3599 ext 1628 if you are interested in joining us on Friday September 20 from 1 pm - 3:30 pm at ISSofBC New Westminster.

Financial Literacy - Credit Cards and Pre-Paid Cards (Surrey) - Do you ever have questions about credit cards and pre-paid cards?
Join our free financial literacy workshop to learn:
  • Advantages and disadvantages of credit cards and prepaid cards
  • Important things to look for in a prepaid card agreement
  • How to figure out the real cost of using credit and prepaid cards
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 23 from 10 am - 11:30 am at ISSofBC Surrey Welcome Centre. Please register by calling 604-683-1684.

Career Talk in Construction and EngineeringA workshop organized by Career Paths Team to provide clients information on current labour market in Construction and Engineering. This is an opportunity for clients to meet and greet employers in the industry. Employer partners will be joining the event to provide current job postings and their requirements to fill the positions. Join us on Wednesday September 25 from 6 pm - 8 pm at ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre room 101. To register, please click HERE

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop - Do you need to create a resume or maybe just fine tune it? This workshop will help you develop targeted resumes using high impact sentences to highlight your skills, knowledge, and accomplishments. Join us on Thursday September 26 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Burnaby Public Library - McGill Branch. To register, please visit any BPL branch, call 604-299-8955 or visit For more information, call Sabine Schreiber, 604-395-8000 ext 1276 or email at

Prepare for Career with Canada Revenue Agency - Explore the possibility with Canada Revenue Agency. Learn about the entry level English or Bilingual positions. The Hiring Manager and the Recruitment Advisor from Canada Revenue Agency will share their career journeys and talk about:
  • Canada Revenue Agency in general
  • the entry level positions
  • the application process
  • what to expect after applying
  • other positions, including those require the French language skill
Join us on Friday September 27 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm at ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre. Please register HERE or contact

Tri-Cities Job Fair and Speed Interview with Kin's Farm Market - Join one of Kin's Farm Market stores in Tri-Cities:
  • Newport Village store at Port Moody
  • Como Lake store at Coquitlam
  • Levo store at Coquitlam
  • Oxford Connector store at Port Coquitlam
Kin’s Farm Market is hiring Sales Associate and Assistant Manager for these stores. Come to meet with Kin’s staff and get a speed interview. Come join us on Friday October 4 from 1 pm - 4 pm at Coquitlam City Centre Library in room 136. To register, please click HERE or contact, 604-684-3599 ext. 1628.

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