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ISSofBC Job Fair features over 100 employment opportunities


Over 200 newcomers on the job search connected with staff from 10 leading Metro Vancouver companies during the Get Hired Event at ISSofBC Welcome Centre yesterday.

The busy event included on-spot interviews, networking and over 100 job opportunities.

Candidates from as far as Delta and Langley joined the event for an opportunity to meet with HR representatives from Vancity, Airport Terminal Services, Paladin Security, Matchbox, Buy Rite Business Furnishings, Comfort Keepers, Carillion, WIS International, EMBERS and Smart-tek.

Thank you to everyone involved for your amazing teamwork to host such a successful event.

Best wishes to all candidates in your employment pursuits!

View photos from the event

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ISSofBC youth clients attend Michelle Obama event “WeforShe”


ISSofBC former refugee youth clients and the Multicultural Youth Circle program (MY Circle) graduates had the opportunity to see former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama speak at an event organized by The Vancouver Board of Trade February 15.

“It was very motivational for myself and all the young ladies. The nutshell of the day was when Mrs. Obama said we should never feel despair by any situation. We should build our foundation with education and we should lead by hope,” said Negina an ISSofBC youth client attending.

ISSofBC and the youth participants would like to thank Vancity for the exciting experience to attend this sold-out event.


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Legislators from Gyeonggi-do, Korea visit ISSofBC


ISSofBC received a delegation of legislators and public officials from the Korean province of Gyeonggi on February 6 who were interested to learn about ISSofBC’s programs and services for immigrants and refugees.

Gyeonggi-do – a sister province of BC – is the political, economic and cultural centre of Korea and is geographically “home” to Seoul, South Korea’s capital.

In addition to a brief learning exchange, the visiting provincial assembly members and officials toured the ISSofBC Welcome Centre and met staff of ISSofBC’s Youth Hub.

Thanks to the visitors for your interest in ISSofBC, and wishing you a productive stay during your remaining time in BC!

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Hockey Night – Feeling more Canadian!

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Thanks to Meadow Ridge Collision and the Ridge Meadows Flames, 27 ISSofBC clients from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows watched their first live hockey game at Planet Ice Maple Ridge arena  between the Ridge Meadows Flames and the North Vancouver Wolf Pack Friday, February 2.

The Flames took the lead early but couldn’t hold the win falling 3-2 in overtime.

Despite the result of the game, the group was grateful for the live hockey experience!

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