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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December 6, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

In this Virtual Information Session, BCSIS settlement staff will gain a clear understanding of current pathways to permanent residency for temporary residents, as well as the role and responsibilities of settlement workers in the context of immigration supports. Speakers will include representatives from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs.


Between 2022 and 2024, Canada aims to welcome 1.3 million permanent residents (PR). It is expected that current temporary residents will significantly contribute to these PR targets.
Therefore, in recent years, to better enable the transition of temporary residents to PR, existing immigration policies, processes and regulations have been updated and several new pathways to PR have been created.
BCSIS settlement workers play an important role in the provision of immigration application information and referrals. Therefore, it is crucial they are aware of current immigration policies and regulations, as well as the scope of their role in supporting temporary residents in immigration pathways.
In this Virtual Information Session, presenters will provide an overview of current immigration pathways and policies. They will share up-to-date information on the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry programs, including details on the new TEER system of job classification and 2021 National Occupational Classification system. The presentations will also highlight the new Pathways to Permanent Residency for CUAET visa-holders. Additionally, the session will highlight the role of BCSIS service providers in the context of immigration support.
Following the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the speakers.

Date: Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm PT
Location: Zoom Webinar – Event details will be emailed immediately after registration


Darcy Bromley
Outreach Officer, Domestic Network
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Government of Canada
Darcy Bromley is a highly experienced Outreach Officer with over 20 years of service working for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Throughout her extensive career, she had held various key positions with IRCC, enabling her to gain in-depth knowledge of the policies, procedures and intricacies of the Canadian Immigration system.
In her current position, she helps Canadian employers and other stakeholders learn how Canada’s economic immigration programs can be used to support their hiring needs and help drive economic growth.

Yohan Lamoly
Engagement Specialist, BC Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP), Ministry of Municipal Affairs
Yohan Lamoly is an Engagement Specialist for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). In his role, Yohan is responsible for supporting and building relationships with program partners, promoting, and marketing the BC PNP and supporting new program development.


December 6, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm



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English Classes Virtually
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Thursdays 7:00-8:30PM @ Virtual

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May 17, 2023 to March 31, 2024
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Virtual REACH – Virtual Remote Employment and Career Help
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Starting April 21st, 2023