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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August 2023

Info Session for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IN-PERSON)

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Douglas College New Westminster campus

Douglas College and Back In Motion are the exclusive providers for Career Paths supports for skilled immigrants with backgrounds in…

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Info Session for Internationally Educated Nurses

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The pathway to licensure for IENs can be a challenging one to navigate. Regulatory body requirements, language assessments, and cost…

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September 2023

Info Sessions for Internationally Educated Clinical Counsellors

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Career Paths BCACC information Session (ONLINE): Monday, September 11th 5-7PM This information session is intended for immigrants with…

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Info Sessions for Internationally Educated Human Resource (HR) Professionals

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    CPHR information Session (ONLINE): Wednesday, September 13th – 5-7PM This event is intended for internationally trained HR professionals…

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Social Hackathon Challenge – Designing a Sustainable and Inclusive Mentorship Model

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

At the Women's Economic Council (WEC), Her Mentors team is organizing an online hackathon on September 16th to craft a sustainable mentorship model for racialized…

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Info Sessions for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs)

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  ·       Care Aide Registration for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (ONLINE): Thursday, September 21st - 5-6PM   Care Aide registration is…

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Culture Days Field Trip

September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lincoln Office, 258 - 3020 Lincoln Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3B 6B4 Canada
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Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend…

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Info Sessions for Internationally Educated Professors, College Instructors, Early Childhood Educators & Social and Community Service Workers

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  Education & Social Services Information Session (ONLINE): Monday, September 25th, 10-11AM The Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants – Education &…

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AMSSA’s 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport, 7311 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 Canada
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Join us at AMSSA’s AGM to celebrate the year’s accomplishments including the election of AMSSA’s 2023-24 Board of Directors. AMSSA’s…

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BC/Yukon Summit: Collectively Envisioning the Future of Settlement and Integration | Le Sommet d’IRCC de la C.-B. et du Yukon : Envisager collectivement l’avenir du secteur de l’établissement et de l’intégration

September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm

The BC/Yukon Summit: Collectively Envisioning the Future of Settlement and Integration will provide space to share initiatives and ideas that…

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Ongoing Community Events/Programs

Library Champion Project
NewToBC (Register here)

TechLINC Workshop for LINC teachers – Fall 2023
Douglas College
Every 2nd Friday, from October 2023 to February 2024

Family Resource Programs
Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House
Starting September 2023

Family Programs
Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House
Fall 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
August 14 to November 3, 2023
September 25 to January 5, 2024

Healthy Cooking on a Budget
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Thursdays starting July 6th

Circle of Security – Fall 2023
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 12 to November 23, 2023

Responsible Adult Certificate
YMCA Vancouver
Tuesdays, August 29 to October 31, 2023

YES² Program Flyer Final
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
Starting in early September 

Start your Own Business – Self Employment for Newcomers
YMCA Vancouver
Sept 11 to Nov 17, 2023

Food Sense – Healthy Cooking on a Budget
YMCA Vancouver
Saturdays – Sept 16 to Nov 04, 2023

Discover Canada
YMCA Vancouver
Saturdays, October 7 to December 16, 2023

Y Mind for Newcomers
YMCA Vancouver
Info sessions: September 27 and October 04, 2023
Wednesdays, October 18 to December 6, 2023

Shakti Film Festival 2023
Shakti Society
October 13 to 14, 2023

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