Tag Archives: MOSAIC

  1. MOSAIC’s Annual Career and Job Fair

    April 7, 2017 by Didi Korcheva

    With over 60 employers MOSAIC’S sixth annual Career and Job Fair will be held in Vancouver on April 11, 2017 at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive) from 10 am to 4 pm. In previous years this event has attracted thousands of newcomers to Vancouver and this year employers will be looking to fill hundreds of positions in health, finance, IT, business, hospitality, retail, manufacturing and trades.

    Admission is free, read more about the event in Canadian Immigrant and register at MOSAIC’S website.

  2. BC project on forced marriages in different communities

    August 4, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    MOSAIC and the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) are working on a two-year project on researching forced marriages in BC as well as finding ways to help the victims. The results of the survey conducted by these two organizations reveal a complex picture of forced marriages and not a feature of any single culture. Read more from MOSAIC here and visit the website endforcedmarriages.ca for help and resources. 

  3. 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

  4. Project to support LGBTQ newcomers

    January 28, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    A six-month project, launched in October 2014 by MOSAIC and funded by Citizenship and Immigration Services Canada, wants to explore the issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual or Questioning immigrants. On Monday, January 26th, a community event that attracted about 65 people at Trout Lake Community Centre, discussed ideas on how to help a “minority within the minority,” according to Roja Bagheri, program coordinator with MOSAIC Settlement and Family Services. “There’s a lot of places that are not inclusive, not friendly to the LGBTQ community,” she said. “We wanted to get an idea of what are the needs, what are the gaps for LGBTQ newcomers. What are the challenges and what will support the rest of the projects,”  she added. Visit MOSAIC for more information and resources.

  5. Festival MOSAIC 2014

    November 19, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    The Festival MOSAIC, now in its 5th year, will be held on Thursday, November 20th from 7 pm to 10:30 pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre located at 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3; tel. (604)713-1800. This is an interactive and immersive experience of art, music and authentic food from the four corners of the globe concentrated in Vancouver. All proceeds from the event will go to programs that support families, at-risk newcomer mothers, seniors and youth. Read here for more information.

  6. Events at Bob Prittie Metrotown Burnaby Public Library Branch

    July 3, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    Start a Small Business for Newcomers: Tuesday, July 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Presenter: Susan Fugman, a Certified Financial Planner of G&F Credit Union, will cover how to:
    – prepare a business plan
    – set up a small business
    – apply for a business license
    Registraton is required for this free workshop. Register online at mosaicbc.com/settlement-workshops-registration-form or contact Angel Tse at (604) 877-8606 ext. 236 or email atse@mosaicbc.com

    ESL Conversation Circle Mondays, July 14 to August 25 (no session on August 4)
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the library. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. There will be no session on August 4.This is a free, drop-in program with no registration required.

    New to Canada? – Orientation Session for New Immigrants – a free workshop to help newcomers adapt in Canada. The workshop will cover the following topics:
    – BC Health Services, BC service card and assistance to families with low income
    – Child tax benefits
    – Free English classes for new immigrants
    – Driver license, public transit and Compass Card
    – Grade 1-12 and post education
    – Social Insurance Number (SIN) and employment programs.
    Registration is required. To register, go to www.mosaicbc.com/settlement-workshops-registration-form, or contact Angel Tse at (604) 877-8606 ext. 236 or email atse@mosaicbc.com

  7. 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.