May 23, 2015 by Didi Korcheva
A real estate company, Estate Block, has developed a map showing where immigrants live in Metro Vancouver. The map, based on data from the National Household Survey, As you hover over the map it also shows percentages of the immigrant groups. Read more here and see the map here.
May 19, 2015 by Didi Korcheva
The Price of Reunion or Lessons in Happiness is a 35-minute documentary exploring the challenges and sucesses of seniors who come to Canada through the Family Reunification Program. It will be screened on Tuesday, May 26th from 6 to 8 pm at SFU Harbour Centre followed by a panel discussion. Read more here and watch the trailer.
May 12, 2015 by Didi Korcheva
Foundation Hope is an organization whose mission includes enhancing the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer newcomers and their families through financial support to Canadian NGOs working directly with Refugees, Immigrants, and Asylum Seekers, both nationally and internationally. STRUT your stuff is the organization’s first community fundraiser. It involves walking 1 mile in stiletto shoes to raise runds and awareness for LGBTQ people around the world. STRUT your stuff will take place on June 6, 2015 at Sunset Beach. To learn more and register visit Foundation of Hope’s website.
May 7, 2015 by Didi Korcheva
The Professional Master’s Program in Engineering offered by SFU in fall 2015 is designed to “bridge the gap for immigrants with academic training in specific engineering disciplines who need to learn about Canadian regulations and ethics and gain an understanding of the local work culture.” Read about one immigrant’s journey in this Burnaby News Leader article and learn more about the program here.
April 20, 2015 by Didi Korcheva
The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) has launched a new website that connects immigrants already living in Metro Vancouver with jobs in three northern BC communities: Prince George, Prince Rupert and Fort St. John. NorthernBC jobs features job listings as well as resources for job seekers and employers. According to Kelly Pollack, CEO of IEC-BC, “The reality is that even with full participation of the existing population, BC will still need about 265,000 international workers to meet the projected labour demand” and this effort to attract skilled workers already in BC is “an effective human resource strategy that can complement other initiatives to increase workforce participation from other underrepresented groups.” For more information visit northernbcjobs.com.
April 15, 2015 by Didi Korcheva
RBC, in partnership with ISS of BC, will be holding a series of exhibitions to assist immigrant entrepreneurs in starting and running a successful business. The exhibitions will be held in different locations in and around Vancouver. For more information and to register visit the official website.
April 7, 2015 by Didi Korcheva
One immigrant’s story of how MOSAIC‘s job fair actually helped him in the process of finding a job. MOSAIC’s 4th Annual Job and Career Fair will be held on April 14th. Read more about Lei Xiao’s journey in The Province. For more information on MOSAIC’s job fair, visit their website.