Subject: Upcoming Career Events and Programs and Hiring Fairs

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Upcoming Career Events and Programs for Newcomers

Are you looking for workshops and programs to help you find employment or change careers? 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 Wednesday October 16 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 Oct 1 and Oct 8 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 Oct 2 and Oct 9 from 2:00 - 3:30 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. 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 14 to March 26, 2020, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm. Register HERE for our upcoming info sessions. Next info session is on Wednesday October 9 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For more information, 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.

Hiring Fairs

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.

Foley's Chocolate Hiring FairFoley’s Chocolate & Candies is hiring for production workers! Position: Production Workers
What Foley’s offers:
  • Good wage
  • Different shifts available
  • Monday to Friday only
  • Full time or part time
  • Fun environment!
Please register HERE if you would like to join us on Thursday October 10 from 1 pm - 4 pm at ISSofBC Vancouver Welcome Centre. You may also send your resume to or call 604-684-3599.

Mini Hiring Fair in Langley - ISSofBC is hosting a mini hiring fair in Langley. Bring copies of your resume and be prepared to talk with our featured employers:
  • Loblaw Company Ltd. – Hiring for South surrey location
  • Tim Hortons – Hiring for Langley, Surrey and Maple Ridge
  • Donalds Fine Foods – Hiring for Langley and Richmond
Please arrive on time to get industry insights from employers and door prize!
Join us on Friday October 11 from 1 pm to 4:30 pm at Douglas Recreation Centre. To register, please click HERE or contact, 604-684-3599 Ext: 1160

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