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 (re)settlement, language training diversity and inclusion sector employees.

Community events and workshops which are continuous are listed below the calendar. Click here to view Ongoing Community Events

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January 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training is offered in partnership with the Immigrant Employment Council of BC.

The info session will take place on the 18th of January at 11 am.  

Here is the registration link

ASCEND is a dynamic online program that clarifies what Canadian employers really expect from their hires. Through e-games, videos, audio clips, graphics, short assignments, and key ideas delivered in entertaining ways, ASCEND helps you build the employment soft skills that matter. A certificate of completion is awarded at the end.


For more information please check out our info sheet


January 18, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ongoing Community Events/Programs

Library Champion Project
NewToBC (Register here)

Pathways for Newcomers

Food Skills for Families
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Starting February 22 – Thursdays 4:30 – 7:30pm

Understanding and supporting Neurodiversity in families
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Starting February 1 – Thursdays 10:30am – 12:00pm

Self Employment for Newcomers
YWCA Metro Vancouver
January 15 to March 22, 2024, Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 2:00pm

YWCA Metro Vancouver
Every Monday 

Head Start LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Mondays through Thursdays

Are you required to take an English test to work or study or gain citizenship in Canada?
University of Victoria

English Classes Virtually
YMCA Vancouver
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30PM @ Virtual
Thursdays 7:00-8:30PM @ Virtual

English Classes with a Twist
Impact North Shore
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
May 17, 2023 to March 31, 2024
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Virtual REACH – Virtual Remote Employment and Career Help
Douglas College
Starting April 21st, 2023