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 settlement, diversity and inclusion sector employees.

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April 2018

Build a 30 Second Knockout Elevator Pitch!

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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Learn the steps to building the perfect pitch that summarizes who you are, what you do and why you are the right candidate. You will be ready to reel off your elevator pitch at any time in a job fair, interview, even a cocktail party conversation with someone who might be able to help you land a job! Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Event Details: April 5, 2018 2 pm – 4 pm Central Library Alma vanDusen and…

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MOSAIC’s 7th Annual Career and Job Fair

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4 Canada
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MOSAIC's 7th Annual Career & Job Fair When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC Free Admission Recruiters want to meet you! Meet with over 70 employers For more information and updates on the fair visit: Download the poster by clicking here.

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AMSSA Webinar: Accessing Support Services for International Students

April 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

AMSSA invites you to a webinar presentation on our research on support services for post-secondary international students in BC. The research is funded by the Ministry of Jobs, Trade, and Technology (JTT) and focuses on the support services that post-secondary institutions (PSIs) and service provider organizations (SPOs) that receive BC Settlement and Integration Services (BC-SIS) funding offer to international students. Nicole Armos and Ismaël Traoré will share key findings from the research, including an outline of the support services international…

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Learn about Careers at Vancity

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Options Community Services presents Learn about Careers at Vancity. Are you new to Canada? Looking for work in the banking industry? Learn about careers at Vancity: hiring process application process job search interview tips When: April 13, 2018 from 10:00 Am - 12:00 PM Where: Room 160 - 10362 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC Come prepared, please bring your PR card.  To register, contact Malou at 604-954-0483  

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In-TAC 4th Virtual Career Expo

April 19 @ 9:00 am - April 20 @ 5:00 pm

Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) is a proud co-sponsor of the In-TAC 4th Virtual Career Expo  When: Thursday, April 19 (6:00 am) to Friday, April 20 (6:00 pm), 2018 PDT Vancouver time. The Virtual Career Expo is an amazing opportunity for pre- and post-arrival immigrants to connect with Recruiters and Human Resources/Hiring Managers representing over 30 employer exhibitors across Canada from a wide range of industry sectors, including Finance & Accounting, Engineering, IT, Human Resources, Retail, Administration and more……

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May 2018

Invitation à un webinaire pour les nouveaux arrivants

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Webinaire en français Le mardi 1er mai 2018, à 11 h, heure de l’Est Webinaire en anglais Le mardi 1er mai 2018, à 14 h, heure de l’Est Durée Environ 45 minutes L’Agence du revenu du Canada organisera un webinaire interactif en direct pour fournir aux nouveaux arrivants au Canada des renseignements sur les prestations et les crédits. Certains des sujets qui seront abordés : divers  prestations et crédits comment en faire la demande comment continuer à recevoir vos versements Les…

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Canada Revenue Agency Webinar for Newcomers

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

English Session When:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET or 11:00 PM PT About 45 minutes The Canada Revenue Agency will host a live and interactive webinar for newcomers to Canada on benefits and credits. Some of the topics that will be covered: various benefits and credits how to apply for them how to continue getting your payments Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and get answers throughout the webinar. To register, click here. Please note,…

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Parenting Matters: Legal Workshop for Single Mothers

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Presented by Association of Neighbourhood Houses BC and Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House in collaboration with Women in Positive Power* When: Tuesday May 1, 4:00-6:00 p.m. (Registration at 3:30 p.m.) Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House 800 East Broadway, Vancouver Unceded Coast Salish Territory, Family Lawyer Zahra Jimale presents in this interactive workshop on current family law issues including custody/parenting, self representation and other areas of family law. Seats are limited so pre-registration is required. Childcare (limited) and snacks provided. For more…

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Open House & Free BBQ Celebrating Neighbourhood House Week

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Open House & Free BBQ Celebrating Neighbourhood House Week Wednesday, May 2, 3-7 p.m. Join Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood for their annual celebration of Neighbourhood House Week! Arts & Crafts Free BBQ Cake & Refreshments Live Music & Dancing 3-7 p.m. Free Activities Arts & crafts for kids and families, music by the Chinese seniors choir, and intergenerational stress ball and slime-making for youth and seniors. All are welcome! 4-6 p.m. Free BBQ. Burgers, sausages, salad and cake 6-6:30 p.m. Free…

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Aspire Case Management Training

May 4

The Muslim Food Bank and Community Services presents Aspire Case Management Training Free training sessions for Ages 18+ Workshop 1: Trauma  Friday, May 4, 2018 Venue: Tommy Douglas Library Workshop 2: Case Management  Saturday, May 5, 2018 Venue: Surrey City Centre Library, Room 401 Workshop 3: Conflict and Resources Monday, May 7, 2018 Venue: MFB Richmond Office, 220 - 13911 Maycrest Way, Richmond Get more information and register at or call 1-866-248-3868 ext. 203

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

June 2018 Workshops

Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program
For IT professionals seeking career advancement in Canada
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10-week course from June – August, 2018

Free Multicultural Peer Support Group – For Immigrant and Refugee Women

Immigrant Women’s Employment Readiness Connections Program (IWERC)

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

Workshop 1: Trauma
Workshop 2: Case Management Training
Workshop 3:  Conflict and Resources

SOS Health and Settlement Orientation Group
Settlement Orientation Services

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

Moving Ahead (Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge)

Income Assistance Outreach Tuesday
(First 3 Tuesdays every month)

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

Fast-track to IT (FIT)-Youth Program

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program 
For pre-landed immigrants to find and retain employment

HIPPY Program for Multicultural Parents

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

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

English Conversation Club