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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BCSIS Virtual Information SessionBritish Columbia ProvincialNominee Program (BC PNP) –Program and Policy Updates
February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
In this Virtual Information Session, BCSIS Service Providers will receive up-to-dateinformation about the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) from programrepresentatives from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and theprovincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
BC PNP is an economic immigration program that enables the province to directly selectprospective immigrants to help address B.C.’s labour market needs and contribute to itseconomic development. The program is administered by the Government of British Columbia,in partnership with the Government of Canada through IRCC.
In this session, Service Providers will receive a comprehensive overview of the BC PNP,including changes to the Skills Immigration category and updates related to NOC 2021.Presentations will include information on the expansion of the Health Authority stream andPathways to Permanent Residents – Express Entry.
There will be an opportunity for attendees to participate in a Q&A with the speakers
Event Details and Registration
Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Location: Zoom Webinar –
Event details will be emailed immediately after registration
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Outreach Officer Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship CanadaGovernment of Canada
Janet Fan is an Outreach Officer with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada in British Columbia. In her role, Janet assists stakeholders in navigating federal economic immigration programs.
B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Ministry ofMunicipal AffairsGovernment of British Columbia
Originally from Pakistan, Aun Jaffery has lived on the east coast inHalifax and Toronto before becoming a resident of beautiful British Columbia.
Aun holds a Masters of Public Administration Degree fromDalhousie University.Andrew Kemp
B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)Ministry of Municipal AffairsGovernment of British Columbia
Andrew Kemp is the Engagement Specialist for the BritishColumbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). In his role, Andrew is responsible for supporting and building alliances with program stakeholders, promoting and marketing BC PNP and supporting new program development.
Ongoing Community Events/Programs
YWCA SINGLE MOTHERS’ SUPPORT GROUPS
YWCA Metro Vancouver
Head Start LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Mondays through Thursdays
FREE virtual Job Search and Personal Development workshops for people with disabilities
PICS Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
Starting December 5, 2023 for 12 weeks
TechLINC Workshop for LINC teachers – Fall 2023
Every 2nd Friday, from October 2023 to February 2024
Family Resource Programs
Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House
Starting September 2023
Are you required to take an English test to work or study or gain citizenship in Canada?
University of Victoria
Workplace Skills for Success Course
Vancouver Community College
September 25 to January 5, 2024
YES² Program Flyer Final
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
Starting in early September
Saturdays, October 7 to December 16, 2023
Y Mind for Newcomers
Wednesdays, October 18 to December 6, 2023
English Classes Virtually
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
Starting April 21st, 2023