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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BGC Employment Now Program

January 17 - February 4

This highly successful program helps youth from across Metro Vancouver find and maintain employment in Customer Service, Retail Sales, Hospitality or entry level Office Admin, Reception, Clerical jobs. They may also find work in businesses that have a Sales, Administrative or Customer Service aspect to their operations.


Participants develop the confidence, skills and experience needed to kick-start their careers, and they are also eligible for up to $600 in bonus incentives for successful completion of the program and achieving employment outcomes!


We offer this 2-week program every month and are eager to accept receive youth you send our way.


Program Eligibility:


  • Must be between the ages of 17 to 29 (or turning 17 in 2022/2023)
  • Be either a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Confirmed Refugee
  • Reside in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver)
  • Be unemployed or precariously employed
  • Are ready and eager to look for work either now or upon completing the workshops
  • Have access to an Internet connection
  • Recommended to have English LINC 5/6 or Grade 9/10 and up or Foundations & Composition Level 9/10
  • If they are a student, then they must be taking 3 courses or less to qualify

Please find more information here



January 17
February 4

Ongoing Community Events/Programs

Yoga and Families
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Thursday’s 10:15am-11:00am

Chinese Mother Goose Songs & Rhymes Program
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
Wednesday & Friday’s 11:00am-12:00pm

Kindergarten Preparation Program
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
Saturday’s November 5 – November 25 

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
September 20 – November 25, 2022

Nobody’s Perfect
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
November 1 – November 17, 2022 (Tues & Thurs)

YWCA Afghan Women’s Employment 
YWCA Metro Vancouver
January 2022 – Ongoing Intake

LINC Community Innovation – English Classes
Impact North Shore
September 2022 – March 2023

IRCC Pathways to Childcare Careers
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
September – December 2022

Immigrant Women’s Peer Support Program Leadership and Facilitation Training
September – December 2022

YWCA Single Mothers’ Support Groups
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
September 2022 onwards

Douglas College

Youth Employment Support Service (YES²) Program
Progressive Intercultural Community Services

Job Search & Personal Development Workshops For Newcomers With Disabilities
Progressive Intercultural Community Services

Employment Support for Youth Newcomers
Progressive Intercultural Community Services

H.E.A.L Employment Program
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Online Learning for Migrant Workers in BC

S.A.H.A.R.A Program
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

LEADS Program
WorkBC Vancouver Midtown

12 Steps Addiction Recovery
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Thursdays- Online

Women Self-Defense
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am

Addiction & Mental Health Recovery
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Sundays 7:30 pm

ASPIRE Toastmasters Club
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Tuesdays 7 pm

Daily Food Distribution
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Everyday 5:30 pm

Saturday Youth Leadership Program
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
Saturdays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm