Newcomer Employment Week

Newcomer Employment Week returns to the Tri-Cities on November 18- 22.

Newcomers are invited to meet and network with employers and service providers. This year’s theme is on the Importance of Workplace Culture. Learn how workplace culture plays a key role in an organization’s recruitment process.

Start the week at Coquitlam Public Library on November 18 from 10am – 3pm with workshops, employer panels, resume clinics & speed networking with employers.

The rest of the week is dedicated for newcomers to meet employers at Workplace Tours. Jobseekers will be invited to workplaces from a variety of different sectors across the Tri-Cities to meet with employers, learn about the different roles in their organization and their recruitment process.

This initiative is delivered in collaboration with:

Vancity | Coquitlam Public Library | Douglas College Training Group | ISSof BC | S.U.C.C.E.S.S. | MOSAIC | YWCA WorkBC Centres | City of Port Moody | Immigrant Employment Council of BC | Coquitlam Continuing Education | Windmill Microlending | SHARE Family & Community Services Society | Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

Scroll below for more information on events & registration.

 

Monday, November 18

Get Ready to Network!

Jump start Newcomer Employment Week with our Get Ready to Network! workshop presented by Douglas College Training Group & MOSAIC Career Paths

November 18, 2019 |  10am – 12:15pm | Coquitlam Library, City Centre Branch

Develop and practice your elevator pitch. Learn how to present yourself to employers and peers. Master successful networking skills. Dress for success and get ready to network.

Employer Panel: Workplace Culture

Meet employers from various sectors and learn how workplace culture plays a role in their recruitment process. Presented by Work BC Centres

November 18, 2019 | 12:30pm – 1:15pm | Coquitlam Library, City Centre Branch

Join Vancity, Phoenix Truck & Crane, MOSAIC and City of Port Moody to learn more about their workplace culture and its importance in their hiring process.

Speed Networking

Meet employers from across different sectors. Learn about their organizations. Share your skills and experience. Presented by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

November 18, 2019 | 1:30pm-2:30pm | Coquitlam Library, City Centre Branch

Expand your network and connect with the following organizations:

Vancity | MOSAIC | City of Port Moody | LifeLabs | Natural Factors | Industry Training Authority | Chartered Professional Accountants BC | Flight Centre | Fit Foods | Kirmac Collision | Leon’s Furniture | Lower Mainland Society for Community Living | Kintec 

Workplace Tours

November 19- 22, 2019

Meet employers from different sectors. Learn more about Tri-City based employers, their workplace culture and their recruitment processes. Get ready to expand your professional network.

Pre-registration is required for all tours. Attendees must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Tuesday, November 19 

Leon's Furniture

Looking for a career in retail? Meet the team at Leon’s Furniture and learn about the different roles within the organization.

November 19, 2019 | 10:00am | 1395 United Blvd, Coquitlam

Space is limited for this tour! Register early to avoid disappointment

This venue is accessible by public transit (Buses 791, 159). Parking is also available.

Tri-Cities Job Fair

Presented by WorkBC Tri-Cities, jobseekers are welcome to meet and connect with 40 employers

November 19, 2019 | 11:00am – 3:30pm | Evergreen Cultural Centre| 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

This venue is accessible by public transit (Lafarge Lake- Douglas Skytrain Station). Pay parking is also available onsite. 

Kirmac Collision & Autoglass

Meet Kirmac’s HR team and learn about the opportunities to grow in this company. With over 18 locations across BC, Kirmac has been in operation since 1973.

November 19, 2019 | 1:00pm – 1:30pm| Building 1000 3090 Westwood St, Port Coquitlam

This venue is accessible by public transit (Bus 174). Parking is also available onsite.

Wednesday, November 20

Vancity Shaughnessy Station (Port Coquitlam)

Meet the Vancity team at Shaughnessy Station in Port Coquitlam. Learn about careers at Vancity.

November 20, 2019 | 9:00am | 7100-2850 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam 

 

This venue is accessible by public transit (Buses 159, 160, 171, 172, 701). Parking is also available onsite.

City of Port Moody

Meet the City of Port Moody’s HR team, learn about the various roles within the municipality and their workplace culture.

November 20, 2019 | 10:00am | 100 Newport Dr, Port Moody

This venue is accessible by public transit (Buses 160, 181, 183). Parking is also available onsite.

Becoming a Real Estate Professional with KW Elite Realty

If you’re thinking of becoming self-employed, meet the KW Elite Realty team to learn how to build a business in real estate sales.

November 20, 2019 | 6:30pm | KW Elite Realty Training Centre A111- 2099 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam

This venue is accessible by public transit (Buses 159, 160, 171, 172, 701). Parking is also available onsite.  

Thursday, November 21

TYGO Enterprises- McDonald's (Ottawa Street)

Join TYGO Enterprises to learn more about their diverse workplace, where work ethic and teamwork are vital components to achieving success. As owners and operators of McDonald’s, TYGO Enterprises will share about their workplace culture and the success of their team members. Light refreshments will be available after the tour.

Nov 21, 2019 | 3:00pm | 2330 Ottawa St, Port Coquitlam

This venue is accessible by public transit (Buses 171, 172 & 701). Parking is also available onsite.

Kintec Footwear + Orthotics (Port Moody)

Kintec is more than just a footwear store. It exists with the belief of providing education on proper performance and health-oriented footwear to positively impact people’s lives.

Our team includes Pedorthists, Fitting Experts, and orthotic specialists. Meet their team and the various jobs within this organization

Nov 21, 2019 | 12:00pm | 9-400 Capilano Road, Port Moody

This venue is accessible by public transit (Inlet Centre Skytrain Station)

Friday, November 22

Vancity (Port Moody)

Meet the Vancity team and learn more about how their values is exemplified in the way they work.

November 22, 2019  | 9:15am | Suterbrook Village, 121 Brew St, Port Moody

This venue is accessible by public transit (Inlet Centre Skytrain Station). Parking is also available onsite.

Douglas College Coquitlam Campus

Meet the HR team from Douglas College and learn more about their recruitment process

November 22, 2019 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Douglas College- David Lam Campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

This venue is accessible by public transit (Douglas- LaFarge Lake Skytrain Station). Paid parking is also available onsite.