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温哥华免费活动Free Vancouver Activities

December 7, 2013 2 comments


Canadian Fitness Connection 新移民运动小组-Downtown

November 23, 2013 Leave a comment
It’s a 12 week course with workshops and fitness activities to help new immigrants get healthier while also learning more about Canadian cultures and systems. Participants also receive a free 12 week YMCA membership while in the program. The program takes place on Saturday afternoons here at the Robert Lee YMCA. Participants should be Permanent Residents.
The next course is for men and women and is starting on Saturday January 4. Applicants have to complete and send back an application form to me – accessed here-
There are 20 spaces on the course. The first spaces are for immigrants who have been in Canada for the shortest period of time. The course is taught in English- CLB 3 and above is recommended.

Community Service Assistant Training Certificate program

September 19, 2013 1 comment

This program is an 11 week program that will be starting on October 7 – December 20, 2013. It is free of charge and will prepare participants to gain new skills that will improve their employment opportunities in the job market. contact Lina Sehgal – ESA Advisor (Tel: 604.871.7000 ext.8307)

Program Outline:

• Office Procedures
• Keyboarding for Speed Building
• Writing Dynamic Business Letters
• Word, Excel, Power Point 2010
• Grammar Review for Business Writing
• Mac + Beginners
• Memo, Email and Report Writing
• Mac + Social Media
• Effective Notes and Minutes
• Mac + Story Telling
• Interpersonal Communication Skills
• Mac + Web Design
• Basic Counselling Skills
• Social Media for Entrepreneurs
• Diversity, Cultural and Counselling

You may be eligible if you are:
• Unemployed, not in receipt of Employment Insurance in the past three years
• Legally entitled to work in Canada
• Be living in British Columbia
• Not a Student (i.e. enrolled in high school or enrolled in post secondary training)
• Not currently participating in another LMA funded program
• Experiencing difficulties securing employment due to lack of skills training

Volunteer – Library Champions

September 3, 2013 1 comment

The NewToBC Library Champions Project is looking for new immigrants living in Vancouver with an interest and passion for libraries!

Library Champions will be provided training to understand the full range of resources and services available at libraries for new immigrants and to improve their communication and presentation skills. Champions will then reach out into the community to share this information with other newcomers and encourage them to become library users.

For more information, check NewToBC

Employment Skills Access Program -VCC

August 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Through the Employment Skills Access (ESA) program, participants (new immigrants) with professional or business background will gain new skills that will improve their employment opportunities in the job market. Training provided by the ESA program is free of charge.  Interested? Check poster Business readiness for new Canadians Contact Lina Sehgal (ESA Advisor -Vancouver Community College) or by phone 604.871.7000 ext. 8307

FREE Business Skills Training program @BCIT

July 31, 2013 Leave a comment

British Columbia Labour Market Agreement with the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, to offer a 7th intake of the Business Skills Training program. The program is scheduled to start on August 26, 2013. Please see attached for program details. All interested and eligible applicants will have the opportunity to apply and learn more about our program at our information session.

**Reservation required before Aug 14th.

ESA Flyer


June 14, 2013 Leave a comment

SITE BC is going to host its second Seminar on June 15, 2013 Saturday at VPL.  We have invited Ms. Gillian Pichler – Director, Registration & Licensing of APEG BC to introduce “Internationally Trained Engineers, the P.Eng. and the BC Job Market” and Mr. Raj Sharma – Customer Operations Manager (formerly Strategic Talent Acquisition Team, Manager) of BC Hydro to share “Applicant Tips to Success – ITPs Personal Journey.

More info —

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