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Immigrant Professionals Conference

Take Control of Your Career — Join us October 21, 2017!

  • Learn how to succeed from sector-specific experts
  • Get advice from Canadian professionals
  • Be inspired by successful immigrants and their stories
  • Network with other professionals in your field of work


Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 McKay Ave
Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7

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Husband and Wife Keynote Speakers: Manu and Ria Chopra

Manu Chopra will share insights regarding his remarkable journey from being a top international ad agency executive to his current success in Canada writing and producing Hollywood movies!

Ria Chopra – owner/operator of a bakery which caters to Vancouver’s television industry – will recount struggles the couple faced starting over in Canada, along with advice on how to make it work!

Learn more!

Pop Up at Burnaby South LINC (Adult ESL) School

Tuesday, October 10
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Burnaby Public LIbrary will be visiting a LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) school located at Burnaby South Secondary School (just down Watling).

We’ll be sharing a wealth of English language learning materials – books, CDs, and more.

If you don’t have a card, we can easily set you up with a free one – please bring government issued ID and a letter with your name and address on it.

You’re welcome to join us!

Hidden Job Market and Networking

Thursday, October 5
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Tap into the “hidden” job market by learning how to find unadvertised positions. we will discuss how to prepare a “contacts list” and use effective networking strategies to access these opportunities.

Presented in partnership is ISSofBC. Free, but seating is limited. Register online, at any BPL information desk or call 604-299-8955. For more information, please contact Rahila Ansari at ISSofBC at 604-522-5902 ext. 1277 or by email at