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AMSSA and its member agencies and stakeholders organize public community events, workshops for newcomers to Canada as well as professional development training, workshops, seminars and conferences for settlement, diversity and inclusion sector employees.

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January 2018

Career Explorer

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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Vancouver Public Library presents: Career Explorer We help you find the information you need to start working in British Columbia. Explore your career and job options in this free workshop. Basic computer skills are required, and you must be legally able to work in Canada. Open to newcomers, citizens, and those with work and student visas. Offered through VPL's Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and WelcomeBC. Event details: Suitable for: Adults, Seniors, and Teens Language: English Where: Central…

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MOSAIC WorkBC Hiring Fair

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
MOSAIC WorkBC, Unit 312 - 2555 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N4C1
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MOSAIC – WorkBC is pleased to host a hiring fair for leading companies:  Alliance Maintenance Ltd., Angus One Recruitment, EcoService, Home Care Assistance, The Home Depot, SMX Staff Management, WIS International. These companies are growing and are seeking top notch talent to join their teams. Part-time and Full-time job openings are available. WHEN:  Friday, January 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM WHERE:  Vancouver Northeast (MOSAIC) WorkBC  -  Unit 312 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1 (across the…

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The Next Step March

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jack Poole Plaza, 1085 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

March on Vancouver acknowledges that this event will be taking place on the unceded Coast Salish Territories xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh).  March On Vancouver is proud to host The Next Step March. March On Vancouver invites you to join them this year at Jack Poole Plaza, 1085 Canada Placefrom 10:00 am to 1:00pm. March On Vancouver gathered a year ago on January 21st in a historic march in solidarity with a world-wide movement of grassroots resistance. Now,…

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Tips for Successful Interviews Workshop

January 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Join ISSofBC for the Tips for Successful Interview Workshop. The ability to handle your self well at an interview is a skill you can learn, join the workshop and learn tips on the following: interview preparation and readiness answering common interview questions responding to behavioural and situational questions closing the interview and creating a lasting good impression professional follow-up This is a free workshop for permanent residents, live-in caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees/refugee claimants and provincial nominees. When: Tuesday, January…

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Information Session: Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
ISSofBC Vancouver, 501-333 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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If you have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst, data administrator or network technician, you may be eligible to take this free 10-week course where you’ll: receive training in oral and written communications, and critical thinking skills be linked to employers, mentorships and other ISSofBC services Join an information session to learn more about this program: When: January 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM January 18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM January 23, 5:30 – 6:30 PM January 25, 7:00…

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Information Session: Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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If you have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst, data administrator or network technician, you may be eligible to take this free 10-week course where you’ll: receive training in oral and written communications, and critical thinking skills be linked to employers, mentorships and other ISSofBC services Join an information session to learn more about this program: When: January 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM January 18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM January 23, 5:30 – 6:30 PM January 25, 7:00…

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February 2018

Heartbeat 2018 Intercultural Concert

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Valentines season, join the HEARTBEAT2018, a free concert of fusion music and poetry celebrating intercultural friendship in Vancouver. Featuring local artists such as this year’s GMA Canada female vocalist of the year nominee Rika Siewert, Naad Foundation founder Amarjeet Singh, former violinist with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra Sari Alesh, and many more! This music is represents hours of collaboration between the artists and actively builds intergenerational and intercultural community. Visit https://expandingmusicvan.wixsite.com/home for more information. February 13th, St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church,…

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

YMCA Immigrant Services – Free Programs for Immigrants
YMCA
Fall 2017 – 2018

Career and Job Search Tour
Vancouver Public Library
December 14, 2017 – March 28, 2018 (Wednesdays) 

Small Business Tour
Vancouver Public Library
December 30, 2017 – March 24, 2018 (Last Saturday of the month) 

January 2018 Workshops
ISSofBC

Aspire Training
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
3 Free Training Sessions for Age 19+
Themes include: A Journey of Survival, Case Management, & Managing Conflict and Resources
January 12, 13 & 15, 2018

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
When: Every Wednesday from January 24 – March 28, 2018 OR
Every Friday from January 26 – March 30, 2018

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Microloans Program
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Finances for Newcomer Women with Children
Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Yarn Circle
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
(Wednesdays)

Moving Ahead (Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge)
ISSofBC

Income Assistance Outreach Tuesday
ISSofBC
(First 3 Tuesdays every month)

After School Club!
Kamloops Immigrant Services

Welcoming Neighbours
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Family Support Worker in Your Neighbourhood
All families with children 0-5 years old welcome
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

Food Security & Sustainable Living – Workshops and Potluck
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
First Tuesday of every month 

Refugee Training and Employment Program – BC Alliance for Manufacturing
MOSAIC

Fast-track to IT (FIT)-Youth Program
MOSAIC

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program 
MOSAIC
For pre-landed immigrants to find and retain employment

HIPPY Program for Multicultural Parents
MOSAIC

Family Literacy Outreach
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Infant Sing and Grow Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children 0 – 12 months old 

The Little House Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children 0-5 years old

West Village Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children birth to 6 years old

Baby Time Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Men’s Group
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Vancouver Early Years Refugee Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Community Adult Literacy Program – Free English Class for Job Seekers
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Syrian Kids Go!
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Community Adult Literacy Program
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

English Conversation Club
YMCA