Newcomer Employment Week

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With over 30 employment-related activities throughout the week, connect with service providers and employers, expand your professional network and reach your employment goals.

This initiative is supported by the following sponsors and partners:

  • Avia WorkBC  | CMPNY | Coquitlam Continuing Education | Coquitlam Public Library
  • Douglas College Training Group | Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC BC)
  • ISSofBC | MOSAIC | Port Coquitlam Recreation Centre (Youth Collective) | S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
  • Statistics Canada |Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership |  Vancity | Women’s Collaborative Hub

 

Coquitlam | Monday, Sept 10

Coquitlam Public Library | CMPNY

Welcome | Hosted by Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership
Welcome to Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week! Learn, connect & network to achieve your employment goals.
10:00- 11:00 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Rooms 136-137

Resume Writing & Cover Letter in Farsi | Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Get support in building a compelling resume and cover letter. This workshop will be delivered in Farsi.
11:00- 1:00 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 127

Speaking Your Value During an Interview | Hosted by Douglas College Training Group
Join us for an interactive workshop that will strengthen your ability to make a powerful impression that will lead to a job offer.
Eligibility: This activity is open to permanent residents who live in the Tri-Cities, Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows with an English level CLB 5 and above.
11:00- 1:00 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 136

Brand U: Leveraging Social Media in Your Job Search | Hosted by ISSofBC
Learn about the benefits of social media in job search and how best to use it, or when not to use it.
Eligibility: This activity is open to permanent residents within the last 5 years with an English level CLB 6 and above.
11:00- 1:00 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 137

Volunteering in Health Care: Its Many Benefits | Hosted by Fraser Health Volunteer Services
Learn about how volunteering can support your health care employment goals. Fraser Health Volunteer Services Manager will share the various roles available and their recruitment process.
1:00- 2:00 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 127

Self-Employment: How to Start a Business in Coquitlam | Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in collaboration with City of Coquitlam
Learn how to start your business in Coquitlam and get a business license.
1:00- 2:00 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 136

Effective Emotional Intelligence Bootcamp | Hosted by Women’s Collaborative Hub
Emotional intelligence involves the ability to understand and develop how one’s emotions impact their actions, and their perception of future employment.
1:00- 2:30 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 137

Small Business & Start Up Loans| Hosted by Vancity
Learn about available resources in starting your own business, such as financing for small business startups, small loans for qualified individuals to purchase professional/ trade tools, and how to prepare your business for financing.
2:00- 3:30 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 136

Resume Review Clinic & Consultation | Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Bring your resume to this 1:1 clinic and get tips on how to make your resume stand out. Consultations can be delivered in English or Korean.
Eligibility: This activity is open to temporary foreign workers, international students, refugee claimants, PNP applicants, naturalized citizens & permanent residents.
2:00- 5:00 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Rooms 123 & 124

Intercultural Communication in the Workplace| Hosted by MOSAIC
Attendees will learn tools on how to effectively apply intercultural communication concepts in the workplace to interact more successfully with each other; develop strategies on how to manage cultural differences in the workplace more skillfully.
2:30- 4:30 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 127

Hidden Job Market & Networking | Hosted by ISSofBC
Learn about the hidden job market in Canada and explore ways of networking to find the hidden jobs.
Eligibility: This activity is open to job seekers with English level CLB 4 and above.
3:00- 4:00 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 137

Working in the Construction/ Engineering Sector | Hosted by ISSofBC
A brief info session on Career Paths as the most suitable employment program to pursue government-identified priority occupations in Canada, capped with tips and strategies from guest employers in the field.
Eligibility: This activity is open to internationally trained project managers, engineers and geo-scientists who are currently permanent residents within the last five years with an English level CLB6 and above.
4:00- 6:00 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 136

Conversation Management: What Can I Say? How Can I Say It? | Hosted by ISSofBC
This practical workshop teaches English language learners how to start, maintain and fix a conversation in the Canadian workplace context.
4:30- 5:30 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 127

Connections Networking Event | Hosted by IEC BC
The event is aimed at increasing immigrants’ understanding of Canadian workplace culture, equip them with skills that would improve their chances of finding meaningful employment in Canada, and give them an opportunity to network with local employers and other internationally trained professionals.
Eligibility: This activity is open to permanent residents within the last 5 years with an English level of CLB 6 and above.
5:00- 7:30 | CMPNY 301-3007 Glen Drive, Coquitlam

Networking Cafe | Hosted by Women’s Collaborative Hub
Networking is one of the best ways to start and manage your career. Experience an authentic networking strategies session where you will discover the keys to unleash your potential through networking.
4:30- 6:00 | Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre | Room 137

 

Port Moody | Tuesday, Sept 11

Port Moody Rec Complex | 100 Newport Drive

Resume & Interview Skills: An Employer’s Perspective | Hosted by Vancity
Vancity recruiters will share their tips on how to get your resume noticed, how to have a successful interview and
what to expect in Canadian workplaces
9:30- 10:30 | Port Moody Rec Complex | Multipurpose Room 2

Interview Skills Workshop | Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
They say, “practice makes perfect.” Enhance your interview skills in this workshop and prepare yourself in anticipation of future interview opportunities.
10:00- 12:00 | Port Moody Rec Complex | Multipurpose Room 3

LinkedIn Workshop | Hosted by Avia WorkBC
A certified resume writer and LinkedIn expert will share strategies that work for internationally trained individuals who need to highlight transferable skills and overseas work experience.
Eligibility: This activity is open to internationally trained professionals.
11:00- 1:00 | Port Moody Rec Complex | Multipurpose Room 2

Foreign Credential Recognition | Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Learn about the foreign credential recognition process, case sharing and ask your questions.
Eligibility: This activity is open to internationally trained professionals.
1:00- 3:00 | Port Moody Rec Complex | Multipurpose Room 2

Hiring Information Session with Premier Security, Inc | Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Learn about Premier Security, Inc., the available positions and hiring process including interview questions and skill sets needed.
1:00- 3:00 | Port Moody Rec Complex | Multipurpose Room 3

BC JobConnect: Giving Your Career a Head Start in Canada | Hosted by IEC BC
BC JobConnect is a customized, free online talent tool created to connect employers with job-ready newcomers in BC. Learn how to showcase your skills, education and work experience to find employment.
Eligibility: This activity is open to permanent residents within the last five years.
3:00- 4:30 | Port Moody Rec Complex | Multipurpose Room 3

101s on Mentorship & Networking Effectively | Hosted by Women’s Collaborative Hub
Learn about the Women’s Collalborative Hub’s local community engagement work, mentorship opportunities and leadership training program and volunteer opportunities. Learn about the Women Influencers Mentorship Program and how it connects women across the globe to develop stronger leadership competencies.
3:00- 4:30 | Port Moody Rec Complex | Multipurpose Room 2

 

Port Coquitlam | Wednesday, Sept 12

Port Coquitlam Rec Complex* | Terry Fox Library (*please note: this venue can only be accessed via stairs.)

Social Media: Using LinkedIn as a Pro | Hosted by MOSAIC
Participants will learn how to effectively use social media for employment purposes while becoming aware of employment-related services available to newcomers in the Tri-Cities.
9:30- 11:00 | Port Coquitlam Rec Complex | Mabbett Room*

Industry Panel: Career Opportunities in Health Care | Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Meet hiring managers of different health organizations to learn about their workplace culture, recruitment processes and the opportunities available in this growing sector.
10:00- 12:00 | Port Coquitlam Rec Complex | Mabbett Room*

Resume Writing in Mandarin | Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Delivered in Mandarin, this workshop will provide tips and strategies to make your resume stand out.
11:00- 12:30 | Port Coquitlam Rec Complex | Mabbett Room*

Understanding the Value of Transferable Skills | Hosted by Avia WorkBC
Smart job seekers take the challenge head-on and demonstrate that though they may lack the required Canadian experience, they can bring to the table a whole set of transferable skills. Learn how to present your transferable skills to employers.
11:30- 1:00 | Terry Fox Library | Meeting Room

Using Statistics Canada Data to Start or Grow Your Business | Hosted by Statistics Canada
This event will highlight various data products and resources targeted at small and medium businesses, as well as those wanting to start a business.
Eligibility: This activity is open to anyone interested in starting their own business.
1:00- 2:30 | Port Coquitlam Rec Complex | Mabbett Room*

Canadian Workplace Culture in Mandarin | Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Delivered in Mandarin, learn how to adapt to the Canadian workplace culture.
1:00- 2:30 | Port Coquitlam Rec Complex | Mabbett Room*

Train for a New Career! | Hosted by Coquitlam Continuing Education
Information session highlighting training to develop transferable skills and future work opportunities through Coquitlam Continuing Education’s Diploma Programs
1:30- 2:30 | Terry Fox Library | Meeting Room

Self-Help through Cooperative Model | Hosted by Vancity
Cooperatives are businesses that are owned and democratically controlled their members and focus on providing the goods, services, and/or employment those members need. Learn more about the cooperative model and resources available to support.
3:00- 4:30 | Port Coquitlam Rec Complex | Mabbett Room*

Working in the IT Sector | Hosted by ISSofBC
A brief info session on Career Paths as the most suitable employment program to pursue government-identified priority occupations in Canada, capped with tips and strategies from guest employers in the field.
Eligibility: This activity is open to internationally trained IT professionals who are currently permanent residents within the last five years with an English level CLB6 and above.
4:00- 7:00 | Port Coquitlam Rec Complex | Mabbett Room*

Youth Collective | Hosted by City of Port Coquitlam Youth Services
An information session dedicated to raising awareness about marginalized youth and programs that can help them find employment.
Eligibility: This activity is open to anyone aged 15-18 years.
4:30- 6:00 | Port Coquitlam Rec Complex | Mabbett Room*

 

Coquitlam | Thursday, Sept 13

Evergreen Cultural Centre | Studio Theatre

Get Hired: A Tri-Cities Hiring Event | Hosted by ISSofBC
A hiring event that will feature over 30 employers from various industries. Attendees will have an opportunity to submit their resumes and apply their “elevator pitch.”
2:00- 6:00 | Evergreen Cultural Centre