1. Immigrant Entrepreneur Exhibitions

    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.

  2. How job fairs can help

    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

  3. New initiative to help the immigrant experience in Vancouver

    April 2, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    The City of Vancouver has announced a new partnership working towards improving immigrant access to services, strengthening intercultural and civic engagement, creating inclusive workplaces, and working with governments and public institutions to address immigrant needs. The Vancouver Immigration Partnership, funded by CIC, will work under the guidance of the City of Vancouver. Visit the Vancouver Immigration Partnership website to learn more about their programs and available resources.

  4. Interview with Vikram Vij

    March 31, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    The owner of Vij’s, one of the top restaurants in North America, talks about his experience as an immigrant entrepreneur in Vancouver in this interview published in the  Vancouver Courier. Mr. Vij will also be a speaker at Small Business BC on April 2.

  5. Challenges for Vancouver’s Tri-Cities Immigrants

    March 27, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    According to a new survey, the estimated 2,100 immigrants settling in Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Port Coquitlam every year, face significant challenges. Among the top areas of concern are: language, healthcare and social isolation. Read more.

  6. LGBT issues topic of upcoming film screening and panel discussion

    March 15, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    Queering the Filipino Diaspora will tackle issues of LGBT youth, religion and immigrants. The panel will include Filipino- Canadian filmmaker Joella Cabalu and her brother Jay, the subject of Joella’s nine-minute documentary “StnadStill.” The documentary was screened at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. Queering the Filipino Diaspora will be held on March 17 from 4 to 6 pm at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, located at 6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC. Read more.

  7. Meeru Dhalwala on immigrant women, social isolation and cooking

    March 11, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    Meeru Dhalwala, co-owner of the famous Vij’s restaurant speaks about her beginnings, social isolation of immigrant women and the work place she has created for them. Watch here.

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