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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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December 2017

Christmas Potluck Dinner

December 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond Multicultural Community Services, 220 - 4351 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC Canada
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RMCS invites you to their Christmas Potluck Dinner!

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Creating a Resumé Infographic with Illustrator for Permanent Residents

December 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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Vancouver Public Library presents: Creating a Resumé Infographic with Illustrator for Permanent Residents Discover how infographics can help you market yourself to employers. Learn the steps of using Adobe Illustrator to create a visually interesting infographic to enhance your resume or any other document. An infographic is an image such as a chart or diagram that presents information or data in a pleasing manner. Please have your permanent resident number available when registering. This class is for learners who are comfortable…

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Tips for Successful Interviews

December 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ISSofBC New Westminster, 280 - 610 Sixth STreet
New Westminster, BC V3L 3C2 Canada
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ISSofBC presents the Tips for Successful Interviews workshop The ability to handle yourself well at an interview is a skill you can learn. Join ISSofBC's 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 Event details: When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM Where: ISSofBC New Westminster, 280 - 610 Sixth Street, New Westminster…

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Free Parent Education Support Program

December 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Safeway Extra – Community Room, 580 Clarke Road
Coquitlam, BC Canada
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Join the Muslim Foodbank Community Service's program to strengthen your confidence and ability to positively influence the lives of your children and to provide nurturing based on Islamic values and principles. Program will start on Saturday, January 6 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM Children aged 7-12 years are invited to attend with their parents to most sessions. For more information, contact Ruba Kanawati at 604-366-8070 or ruba.kanawati@gmail.com. Orientation Session: Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM Where: Safeway Extra (Community…

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January 2018

Resumes and the Hidden Job Market

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ISSofBC Coquitlam, Cottonwood, 201 - 504 Cottonwood Avenue
Coquitlam, BC Canada
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ISSofBC presents Resumes and the Hidden Job Market. A free webinar to learn about: Canadian resume styles and how to target your resume How to introduce yourself and present your skills Accessing more opportunities through the hidden job market When: Monday, January 8 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where: ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200 - 504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3J 2R5 To register or for more information, please contact Sarah Rolling at 778-383-1438 ext. 1912 or sarah.rolling@issbc.org.

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Explore Employment / Education Possibilities in Canada

January 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aviva WorkBC, Suite 101, 20316 56th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3Y7 Canada
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Join ISSofBC, for their career assessment workshop to explore employment and education in Canada. Workshop details: structured career assessment to know about yourself find out how your skills and education match with local occupations learn how to upgrade your education identify careers and how to achieve them in Canada A free workshop for permanent residents, live-in caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees, refugee claimants and provincial nominees. When: Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where: Aviva WorkBC…

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Information Session: Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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 Skills and Essential Skills Training Program

January 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 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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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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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