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BC JobConnect – Giving Newcomers a Career Head Start

September 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join IEC-BC’s webinar: BC JobConnect – Giving Newcomers a Career Head Start

BC JobConnect is a customized, free online talent tool created to connect job-ready newcomers in BC to employers. It provides a platform for newcomer job seekers to showcase their skills, education and work experience to find employment, while assisting employers to address their workforce needs. While many employers are experiencing labour shortages and recognize the skills that Canadian newcomers can bring to their company, they often don’t know how to connect with these newcomers. Employers registered on BC JobConnect have access to a growing database of job-ready newcomer candidates, who have uploaded their profiles into the database.

During this webinar, participants will learn about the benefits of the new tool and will get a walk through of its main features, from both

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM—11:00 AM PDT

Click here to register! Please register by September 18, 2017

This webinar is in partnership with AMSSA.

Speaker Biography:

FIONAN GRIFFIN is the Project Coordinator for BC JobConnect, having been instrumental in the tool’s growth and expansion from BC Refugees JobConnect. He has a background coordinating within the construction, banking and hospitality sectors. His expertise and skills lend to the managing of day-to-day business functions, increasing the companies’ online presence and administrating projects. Fionan has a passion for the non-profit sector and has a joint bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration from the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Ireland, and Arnhem School of Business, Netherlands.

Details

Date:
September 20, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Website:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1399393913681806337

Venue

Online

Organizer

Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia (IEC-BC)
Phone:
604.629.5364
Website:
http://www.iecbc.ca/


Ongoing Community Events / Programs

June 2018 Workshops
ISSofBC

Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program
ISSofBC
For IT professionals seeking career advancement in Canada
Read the brochure by clicking here
10-week course from June – August, 2018 

Youth Summer School
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
For Youth Ages 13 – 18 years
Starting July 3, 2018; 8 weeks, 3 days a week for 2 hours

Digital Storytelling
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
10 Session for Ages Between 12 – 18 years
July 5 – August 7, 2018 (Mondays and Thursdays)
10:30 AM – 12:30 AM

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

Workshop 1: Trauma (July 13)
Workshop 2: Case Management Training (July 14)
Workshop 3:  Conflict and Resources (July 16)

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)

Free Multicultural Peer Support Group – For Immigrant and Refugee Women
ISSofBC

SOS Health and Settlement Orientation Group
ISSofBC – Settlement Orientation Services

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

Immigrant Women’s Employment Readiness Connections Program (IWERC)
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

Boys & Girls Soccer Training
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Saturdays from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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