1. 2014 Lilian To Bursaries for immigrants

    April 18, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    In partnership with Canadian Immigrant Magazine the Lilian To Bursaries are rewarded to four outstanding students to cover full-time tuition at Ashton College in Vancouver, British Columbia. The bursaries cover a wide range of Ashton College programs and courses.

    Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have arrived to Canada for the first time within the past five years qualify for the Lilian To Bursaries. Four full-time tuition bursaries will be rewarded (excluding books, application fee and material fee) to a maximum of $8,000 each. Eligible programs include Bookkeeping, Sales & Marketing, and Human Resources, in addition to, Business and International Trade.

    Application deadline is July 7, 2014. For more information visit Ashton College.

  2. Annual Vaisakhi Parade on Saturday, April 19th

    April 18, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    The annual Vaisakhi Parade, marking the Sikh New Year, has been held in Surrey for the past 12 years and attracts 80,000 to 200,000 people. It’s one of the largest parade of its kind outside of India and brings together people of all cultures to join in the celebration.
    The parade is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, located at 12885-85 Avenue. The Parade will conclude there at approximately 4 p.m.
    For more information visit the The Surrey Vaisakhi Parade official website.

  3. Are immigrant drivers in Vancouver bad?

    April 10, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    Looks like statistics say otherwise, according to Ian Young from The Hongcouver blog.

  4. Friday Night Ukrainian Suppers (Perogy Night in Vancouver)

    April 9, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    A Vancouver tradition since 1995, the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral hosts a dinner on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at their Centre at 154 E. 10th Ave.  More information on their website.

  5. Vancouver most “Asian” city outside Asia?

    April 1, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    With 43 percent of Metro Vancouver residents being of Asian descent, Vancouver will continue to see its Asian population rise in the near future, according to new statistics. The ramifications? Douglas Todd of the Vancouver Sun weighs in.

  6. MOSAIC Job Fair on Tuesday, April 8th

    March 30, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    MOSAIC‘s 3rd annual job fair is one of the largest job fairs in the province and has attracted 50 employers to sign on to participate this year. Companies representing sectors such as hi-tech, finance, healthcare, hospitality and retail will be looking to fill job openings, which are expected to be over a million this decade. According to MOSAIC, a projected one-third of these jobs will be filled by new immigrants. For the first time the skills and trades sector will also be represented and 16 organizations will be featuring job postings for welders, glaziers, engineers, estimators, ranging from apprentices and journeymen to supervisors, managers, and directors. the City of Vancouver and the police department will also be represented at the fair.

    In a press release Larry Chan, Senior Manager of Employment Programs for MOSAIC, said:  “Last year, over 3000 job seekers came to our fair. This year, we have nearly double the number of employers and the range of jobs and the industries available is very impressive. Many companies are looking for multiple hires in various positions and we’re encouraging all our employment clients to attend. We’re expecting a big turnout.”

    Fiona Ho, HR Generalist of Fortinet Technologies has some advice for job seekers: “Bring your resume. Be prepared. Be interested in the company vs. focusing on the job you’re interested in. And when you’re asked “what are you looking for?” don’t say “I just want a job”. We already know it – that’s why you’re here.”

    MOSAIC’s 3rd Annual Job Fair is on Tuesday, April 8 from 10 am-4 pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive in Vancouver. The Job Fair is open to all job seekers and admission is free.

  7. UBC’s new president: Arvind Gupta

    March 28, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    In today’s issue of the Georgia Straight, incoming president of UBC, Arvind Gupta, is featured. He speaks of arriving in North America from India as a young child, growing up in Canada and of attracting students from around the world in his new role as head of UBC.


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