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January 2018

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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Tax System in BC

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jewish Family Service Agency presents the Tax System in BC workshop. Whether you are new to Canada and need an overview of the Canadian Tax System, or you are looking for tips and advice on how to better file your taxes, this workshop will provide you with the information you need, including: A brief overview of the Canadian tax system The general process for filing a tax return Individual responsibilities for filing Canadian taxes Eligible versus in-eligible tax deductions and…

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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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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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Get Hired Exploration Day

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ISSofBC Coquitlam, Room 127, Room 127, 1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 0Y1 Canada
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ISSofBC presents Get Hired Exploration Day workshop Workshop objectives: Get tips on job search techniques Find out about companies who are urgently hiring Individualized coaching on targeting resumes to jobs Tips on how to ace interviews Sign up to ISSofBC hiring services Everyone is invited! Workshop is FREE. Transit passes will be reimbursed for eligible clients. When: January 22, 2018 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where: Room 127, 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 0Y1 Register: 604-684-256 ext. 1161…

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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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How to Create a Targeted Resume

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Avia WorkBC, Suite 101, 20316 56th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3Y7 Canada
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ISSofBC presents How to Create a Targeted Resume. Learn how to target your resume by: Knowing what style of resume to use Using transferable skills to highlight your abilities Highlighting your skills and abilities Showing what you can do for the employer A free workshop for permanent residents, live-in-caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees and refugee claimants and provincial nominees When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where: AVIA WorkBC Centre, Suite #101 20316 56th Avenue, Langley,…

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

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) 

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

March 2018 Workshops
ISSofBC

Connecting Through Vulnerability (3 workshops)
Muslim Food Bank Community Services

Be Here Now: February 25, 2018
Heart at Peace: March 25, 2018
Embrace Your Truth: April 29, 2018

Parent Educational & Support Program
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Program for parents of children aged 7-12 years old
Programs in English & Arabic from March 3 – April 7, 2018

ASPIRE Case Management Training
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Free Training Sessions for Ages 18+

Session 1: A Journey of Survival
Session 2: Case Management Training
Session 3: Managing Conflict and Resources

SOS Health and Settlement Orientation Group
Settlement Orientation Services

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