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PICS Annual Mega Job Fair in Vancouver 2023

February 6

Surrey, BC – Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society would like to invite you to our Annual PICS Mega Job Fair which is happening on Monday February 6, 2023 at the Italian Cultural Centre (Near Renfrew Skytrain Station).

As a not-for-profit organization, we are proud to provide Employment Services, Settlement Services, Senior Housing, Community Services and many other programs throughout the Lower Mainland.

The PICS Mega Job Fair is the flagship event for our Employment Services Programs. It gives job seekers the opportunity to meet employers on a one-to–one basis and discover what is available in the Labour Market in a proactive way. The job fair also has the opportunity for people to explore many resources available from community service providers and educational institutions. No matter whether you are a new immigrant looking for your first job, someone who is just breaking into the Labour Market, or looking to advance your career and find a new opportunity – the PICS Mega Job Fair is for everyone. We invite all to come shop the Fair! – Your dream job awaits you.

Please join us for the opening of the Job Fair at 09:30am on February 6, 2023 at the Italian Cultural Centre. We look forward to seeing you in attendance, supporting this event for the community.

If you require any other information, please contact us or visit this link.

Thank you for your support.


Lily Dhadral
Manager – Employment Programs
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
Unit #205, 12725 – 80th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 3A6
Tel: 604.596.7722, ext. 331 Fax: 604.596.7721 E-mail:

Kathleen Hughes she/her/hers
Career Advisor/Facilitator
Youth Employment Support Services (YES²)
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
Unit #205, 12725 – 80th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 3A6
Tel: 604.596.7722, ext: 332 Fax: 604.596.7721 E-mail:


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Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan St
Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4 Canada
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