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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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October 2017

Basic Financial Literacy Workshops for Permanent Residents

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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This workshop will help newcomers in Greater Vancouver to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in money management and take a more active, empowered role in the economic health of their families. Sessions include: Part 1: Budgeting think about money Set money goals use a budget sample monthly budget Part 2: Banks and Credit Unions types of accounts interest and service fees opening an account managing your account When: October 23  and 26, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM…

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Tips for Successful Interviews

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library- City Centre, 1169 Pinetree Way,
Coquitlam , BC V3B 0Y1 Canada
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The ability to handle yourself well at an interview is a skill you can learn. Sessions include 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 When: October 30, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Where: Coquitlam Public Library- City Centre, Room 137 -1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 0Y1 For more information please contact Farzin Jamatlou at 778-284-7026…

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Labour Market Information for Newcomers (Workshop conducted in Mandarin)

October 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Renfrew branch, Vancouver Public Library, 2696 E.22nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Kiwassa Neighbourhood House presents the Labour Market Information for Newcomers, a workshop conducted in mandarin. The workshop covers information on entry level jobs for new immigrants with limited work experience or professional with basic/intermediate English. It provides information on: types of jobs and job title salary and work/training requirement resume for job application When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where: Renfrew Branch, Vancouver Public Library, 2969 E. 22nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC Drop-ins welcome. Registration recommended.…

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November 2017

Resumes and Cover Letters Workshop

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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A free workshop for permanent residents, live-in- caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees, refugee claimants and provincial nominees. Sessions include tips on the following: Develop skills to create a targeted resume Learn to write strong cover letters and gain attention of local employers Get help with preparing a reference list to complete your job search toolkit When: November 2, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre, #203-2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2 For more information please…

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Tips For Successful Interviews

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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The ability to handle yourself well at an interview is a skill you can learn. Sessions include 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 When: November 3, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre, 203-2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2 For more information please contact Lisa Kolbuc at 604-684-3599 Ext 1279 or lisa.kolbuc@issbc.org,…

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WorkBC Hiring Fair

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
WorkBC Northeast, Unit 312 - 2555 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N4C1 Canada
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MOSAIC – WorkBC is pleased to host another hiring fair with leading companies: Aleph Eatery, Rogers, Paladin Security, Mt. Seymour, Steve Nash Fitness Clubs, Trail Appliances, UPS, JWR Research When: Friday, November 3 from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Where: Vancouver Northeast (MOSAIC) WorkBC, Unit 312 - 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4C1 Learn more and register by clicking here. 

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Applying for Canadian Citizenship

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminar Room, School Gym, St. Mary’s Parish, 5239 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC V5R 4G8 Canada
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ISSofBC Settlement Program in Collaboration with St. Mary’s Migrant Ministry presents: Applying for Canadian Citizenship Workshop Join for a free interactive discussion and learn about: • Recent changes in the Citizenship Act • Eligibility for Canadian Citizenship • Documents Required When: November 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Where: Seminar Room, School Gym, St. Mary’s Parish, 5239 Joyce Street, Vancouver BC To register or to get more information, please contact: Lenn Castro at stmarymigrant@gmail.com Resochita Arma at resochita.arma@issbc.org…

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Winning Interviews Workshop

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Maple Ridge Library – Fraser Room, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
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ISSofBC presents a free workshop, Winning Interviews Workshop, for permanent residents, live-in caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees, refugee claimants and provincial nominees. The workshop will help develop skills in: interview preparation answering common interview questions closing the interview When: Tuesday, November 7 from 12:30 - 4:30 PM Where: Maple Ridge Library - Fraser Room, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC To register, please contact Kim Abram at 778-372-6567 ext. 1278 or kim.abram@issbc.org  

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JABBER – A Play by Marcus Yousef

November 8 @ 4:30 am - 6:30 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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ISSofBC presents a live performance of Jabber, a play by Marcus Youssef! When: November 8, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, Room 201 (2nd Floor) Pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact: Ali - Call/Text 604-356-4540 or Facebook @Ali YouthWorker Jana - Call/Text 604-355-4719 or Facebook @Jana YouthWorker Leo - Call/ Text 604-364-3591 or Facebook @Leo YouthWorker View the poster by clicking here.

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Career Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The Canadian Immigrant presents the Career Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair When: November 9, 2017  from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver To Register and for more Information: canadianimmigrant.ca/careerfair/vancouver For inquiries, call 416-856-6306 or e-mail: rbajaj@metroland.com  

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

Skills Training Centre
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
September – November 2017

Entry to Hospitality Careers for Women Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources society
September 11 – November 30, 2017

Canadian Fitness Connection
YMCA
September 22 – December 08, 2017

Childcare Career Exploration
YMCA
September 23 – December 09, 2017

Community Leaders Igniting Change
Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition
September 28 – December 14, 2017

Citizenship Preparation and Participation Course
YMCA
September 29 – December 01, 2017 

English Conversation Circle
MOSAIC
October 6- November 17

Impact Mentorship
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 10 – November 28 

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 10 – November 14, 2017 

Taste-Buds with Chef Andrew
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 11 – November 9, 2017 

Food Skills Program – Healthy Cooking on a Budget
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
October 11 – November 15, 2017 

Effective Parenting After Separation
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
October 12 – November 16, 2017

My Tween and Me – parenting program for Parents with Children aged 7-12
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
October 28 – December 2, 2017

Caring Neighbours at Christmas
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
October 31 – November 30, 3017 

November 2017 Workshops
ISSofBC
November, 2017 

Free Activities for Newcomers
MOSAIC
November, 2017

Get in the Know! With Alden Habacon
Driving Organizational Change, Fostering Inclusion, Building Intercultural Skills & Knowledge
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
Workshops in December, 2017 

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

2016 – 2017 Program Dates
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

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