1. Immigrant Support Group

    November 22, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    Nicole Gfeller, M.A.,  Life Coach, Counsellor, Art Therapist and Expressive Arts Therapist, is offering a series of support groups for …
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  2. Vancouver Immigrant Fair

    November 8, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    The Career, Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair organized by Canadian Immigrant magazine will take place on November 16, 2016 at …
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  3. Vancouver Newcomers Club – celebrating 30 years of connecting women

    November 7, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    In a city that has a reputation for being difficult to find friends, the Vancouver Newcomers Club offers a chance …
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  4. Sharing Thanksgiving

    October 5, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    Founded in 2013 ShareThanksgiving is an organization run by volunteers seeking to match Canadian families with immigrants to get together for Thanksgiving dinner and, perhaps, forge new friendships.

    The importance of human connections in our nation of immigrants is summed up in the organization’s philosophy: “once you break bread together, and start talking about your kids and their schools, hockey, what it’s like to see snow for the first time, what made a family pack their bags and step onto a plane to Canada, answering their questions: why turkeys, why cranberry sauce, what’s your family’s Canada story…”

    Interested host families can sign up here and newcomers can learn more about Thanksgiving and join here.

  5. Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT)

    September 6, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    Seneca College is offering courses in occupation-specific language training (OSLT) from September 17, 2016 to January 28, 2017 to internationally-trained professionals in Vancouver. The goal is to teach dialogue and communication skills useful in finding a job as well as advancing in the workplace. Classes will take place twice a week, on Saturdays from 9 am to 3pm and on Mondays from 6 pm to 10 pm. The courses are grouped by several fields: accounting and finance; entrepreneurship, sales, and marketing; health care; human services (children and youth); and technology.

    The courses are free to those who qualify and are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. To find out more and see if you qualify, visit Seneca’s website.

  6. Burnaby program for senior immigrants

    August 22, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    A new program aiming to reduce isolation for Vancouver immigrants 50 or older will run every Friday from September 30 to November 4. This is an initiative of the B.C. Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support and Burnaby Community Services and it will take place at the Brentwood Community Resource Centre, located at 2055 Rosser Ave. Burnaby, BC V5C 5Y1.

    Read more here and to register contact Lin Chen at 604-688-1927 ext. 225.

  7. Internships for Syrian Refugees

    August 19, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    We all know how important it is for immigrants to be able to gain Canadian experience so they have a better chance of finding a job. One company in Vancouver has decided they would like to offer Syrian refugees this opportunity. Globalme, a language and technology company, is offering 3 paid internships to refugees from Syria. Read more on the CBC website and listen to the interview with Globalme’s marketing manager Erik de Vries.