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Navigating the Licensing Pathway for Internationally Educated Nurses and Caregivers

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Navigating the pathway for IENs and Caregivers – November 5, 2020

The Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program and the Skilled Immigrants Info Centre is pleased to host the Navigating the Licensing Pathway for Internationally Educated Nurses and Caregivers virtual webinar on Thursday, November 5th from 1-3PM.
This FREE Zoom webinar is for permanent residents and refugees who are looking to return to their nursing or caregiving careers in British Columbia. At this event, they will learn about the steps to licensure in British Columbia, hear from other internationally educated nurses who are successfully working as Registered Care Aides and/or Nurses, and learn about the support services that are available to help them achieve their career goals.

Event Date: Thursday, November 5th
Time: 1-3PM


November 5
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Douglas College

Ongoing Community Events / Programs

Markets as Incubators for Language, Cultural and Work Skills Development of Recent Immigrant & Refugee Women
Camosun College
January – March 2021 and April – October 2021

Effective Parenting in a New Country in the Time of Covid-19
Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugess (VICCIR)
Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am starting on October 22 till December 17

Reduce Stress through Mindfulness
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Oct 7th – 14th – 21st and 28th, 2020

Newcomer Youth Circle
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Wednesday, Sep 23rd – Dec 9th from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Learning about Canadian Heritage through Basic Sewing
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Sep 22nd to Dec 15th, 2020

Canadian Geography and People as entwined by Newcomers’ Arts and Crafts
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Sep 26th to Dec 19th, 2020

Canadian landscapes photography through Newcomer eyes
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Sep 25th to Dec 18th, 2020

Family Resource Programs
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
September to December, 2020

Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace Soft Skills Training Program
Tues/Thurs evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm- Sept 24th to Dec 10th

Preschool Learn and Fun
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Wednesdays 11-11:30 am

Baby and Me- Coffee Hour
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Mondays 9:30-10:30 am

Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 am