How to find a job in BC
If you’re a newcomer to Canada, you may be facing difficulty landing that first work opportunity. What you may be surprised to learn is that there are numerous organizations and services, free of charge, to assist you in understanding the Canadian workplace – Hidden job markets, workplace culture and expectations, networking, career fairs, resume and cover letter help, employment readiness programs and more. For example:
- The Vancouver Public Library’s Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre offers a Career Exploration Workshop in partnership with ISSofBC, WelcomeBC, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You will explore your career options with the credentials and experiences you have, and learn of the myriad of opportunities available to you with your background.
- The Burnaby Public Library offers a Tips for Successful Interviews workshop in partnership with ISSofBC to prepare you for your job interview, help you understand your employer’s motive behind interview questions, and show you how to close the interview with a lasting and good impression.
- The Richmond Public Library is offering a ‘Job Circle Talk Program.’ This workshop provides new immigrants with ongoing training and is designed to help you learn about how to attain and retain a job in Canada.
- Vancity is inviting you to their various branches to learn of their hiring processes and meet their staff. Sessions are designed for immigrant job seekers with experience in banking and the financial sector.
- Canadian Immigrant is offering a Vancouver Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair. This fair offers a unique and exciting environment for immigrants who are looking for information and inspiration as they look for jobs, go back to school and settle into their new home.
These events are for October alone! If you’re new to Canada and looking for a job in BC, you can tap into any of these organizations to get started. Each will leave you with an opportunity to explore further the opportunities available to you on your quest for meaningful employment. Good luck.