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WorkBC Centre – Vancouver Midtown
Monthly Newsletter

July 2023

Hello there, job seekers!

As the summer sun shines bright, it's the perfect time to infuse your job search with a refreshing dose of motivation. We understand that staying focused during these warm months can be a challenge, but fear not! We've got some fantastic tips and tricks to keep you on track and supercharge your career journey:

Embrace the Energy: Summer is synonymous with positivity and a vibrant atmosphere. Tap into that energy and let it fuel your job search. Take advantage of the longer days by creating a structured routine that includes dedicated time for research, applications, and networking.

Refresh Your Approach: Just like a summer wardrobe update, it's time to freshen up your job search strategy. Revisit your resume and cover letter, ensuring they reflect your current skills and achievements. Consider tailoring your application materials for each specific opportunity, highlighting relevant experiences that align with the role.

Network in the Sun: Summer provides ample opportunities to expand your professional network while enjoying the great outdoors. Attend industry events, connect with like-minded professionals at social gatherings, and explore online networking platforms. You never know when a casual conversation might lead to your dream job!

Stay Positive: Remember that a job search can sometimes be challenging, but maintaining a positive mindset is key. Surround yourself with supportive friends and family, join online communities of fellow job seekers, and celebrate every small victory along the way. A positive attitude can be infectious and help you stand out from the crowd.

So, let's make this summer a season of incredible opportunities and new beginnings. Let the warmth and sunshine infuse your job search with renewed motivation. Remember, the perfect job could be just around the corner!

14 companies hiring over 956 positions in Vancouver this July

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The Agriculture and Food Workforce Development Initiative will provide as much as $15 million to help strengthen the workforce by:

  • improving recruitment and retention of domestic workers and supporting targeted training to develop a skilled workforce;
  • implementing labour-market development strategies and workforce plans; and
  • supporting the health and well-being of the agriculture and food workforce.

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WorkBC Fraud Alert

A WorkBC client recently reported they received a text message from someone posing as part of the WorkBC recruitment team. They used a poster with WorkBC details to make an appealing job offer to the client.We recommend reminding clients of the following:

- Never respond or click on suspicious links and attachments

- Never give out personal or financial information by email or text

- Refer to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre for more information

- If contacted by an employer, confirm the business is legitimate before proceeding with a job placement.

Check out the new podcast episode!

In this episode, we chat with Christie Sparklingeyes, Indigenous Recruiter at Vancity, to discuss these challenges and what Indigenous job seekers can do to get on the right path with regards to career planning, landing a sustainable job, and connecting with inclusive employers in Vancouver. 

Learn more

Register for July workshops

Click here to view this month's workshop schedule via the Client Hub! Workshops are held virtually with a handful being held in person.

No Hub account yet? Please contact your Employment Specialist to create an account or to get registered for workshops.

UPCOMING EVENTS

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY: SKILLED IMMIGRANT INFOCENTRE EVENTS

Multiple events/dates available

Are you exploring careers or looking for a job? Check out these free workshops and events hosted by VPL's Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre, including Career and Job Search Tours, Canadian Workplace Culture and Communication, and more!

Click here to register.

 

Career Mentoring Webinar – Accounting Industry

 July 16, 2023 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Webinar Content: - Overview of Accounting Industry in BC; - What jobs are included in Accounting Industry; - Essential Skills in Accounting Jobs, - Qualifications and requirements, -Tips for Youths to Enter Accounting Industry.

Click here to register.

 

Career Mentoring Program for Success: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

July 19, 2023 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Your mentor, an IT professional with over ten years and owner of a digital company, will provide practical guidelines and information for your career path.NOTE: Participants who complete this program can achieve Certificate of Completion.

Please contact Elsie Li via phone 236-880-1712 or email elsie.li@success.bc.ca

 

PARQ Casino In-person Meet + Greet Info Session

July 19, 2023 | 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm

Join us for the Meet + Greet Info session with Parq Vancouver Casino, which is hosted by WorkBC Vancouver Midtown and will take place at our Midtown East location: 110 E 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC.During the Info session, you will have the chance to interact with the recruiter of the Parq Casino, who will share insights about the company culture, values, and the various job offers available within the organization and answer to any related questions you may have (Q&A).

Click here to register.

 

Trades Careers & Apprenticeships

July 25, 2023 | 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Would you like to build a career in one of BC’s many skilled trades? Have you wondered what it would be like to work as an electrician, carpenter, baker, cook, hairdresser, automotive technician, machinist, painter/decorator, parts person, locksmith, tile setter, welder… or any other of the more than 100 skilled trades in BC?

Click here to register.

 

PICS Mega Job Fair

  July 27, 2023 | 10:00am - 3:30pm

The PICS Mega Job Fair is coming again! The Mega Job Fair has taken place for over 15 years and is a highly successful event in the Lower Mainland. The purpose of the job fair is to reduce the stress and pressures both employers and job seekers face when job searching, recruiting, and networking.

Click here to learn more and register.

 

VPL Mount Pleasant WorkBC Information Session - Meet 1:1

July 20, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Are you looking for work? We can help! Meet 1:1 with a WorkBC Representative to learn about all of the employment services that WorkBC offers. For more information: 604.665.3962 | vpl.ca/events.

Click here to learn more..

 

WorkBC Vancouver Midtown - FREE Information Session

July 26, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

This is a great opportunity to learn more and ask any questions about WorkBC's FREE programs and services, which are all aimed to help you achieve your career goals.The event will be conducted online, so you can attend from the comfort of your home via your computer or mobile device.More information is coming. Stay tuned!

 

WorkBC & Rentokil In-person Hiring Event

August 2, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Rentokil is hiring for a variety of roles. Attend this IN-PERSON Hiring event for a chance to land your next job opportunity! More information is coming. Stay tuned!

 

Free Visit to Vancouver ArtGallery

 August 4, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Through the generous support of a new partnership with BMO,they are offering free admission for all visitors to the Gallery from 4 PM to 8 PM every first Friday of the month. At the start of each month, come down to the Gallery for an inspiring evening of art and enriching public programs, free of charge. 

Click here to learn more.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Essential Computer Skills for the Workplace (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Upon completing this training, participants will learn Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.This five-day online course is offered by DIVERSEcity’s Skills Training Centre. Learn general office administration and computer skills for the workplace using advanced computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Eligibility: Please check with your case manager/ employment counselor.

Multiple dates available in July, 2023. Click here to learn more.

BUILDING SUPPLY TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAM

Dive into this 9-week (270 hours) training program to explore the dynamic world of the building supply and warehousing sector, unlocking the wealth of career opportunities it presents. This program provides a balanced mix of practical activities, industry tours, and insights from guest speakers, preparing you to excel in retail, wholesale, warehousing, and distribution centres. Special focus is placed on key areas such as materials handling, supplies management, warehousing techniques, and supply-chain logistics. Start your journey with us, learn new skills, and get ready to shape your future!

The program's starting date is July 17th,2023. Contact to learn more ravi@nwskills.org | 778.938.7113

Crisis Response and Mental Health Worker

This program is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to work as a crisis response & mental health worker in a variety of community settings. Graduates are prepared to work in areas such as community social service agencies, support services, group home settings, shelters, harm reduction and community enforcement.

The program's starting date is July 18th, 2023.Please contact your case manager to check your eligibility. For more information, please call 604-930-9908 or email jennyfer.guzman@discoverycollege.ca / workshops@selfrise.ca.

Free Dental receptionist Certificate Program

Fully funded tuition for eligible Community Workforce Response Grant applicants.Graduates will possess the skills, knowledge, and attitudes of entry-level dental receptionists and gain community-based practicum experience prior to program completion.Accepting applications now. Limited Seats - Call today!For residents in the BC Tri-Cities area.All applicants must meet CWRG Grant requirements and Discovery Community College admissions requirements.Scheduled Information session virtually or in-person required.

Training Dates: August 8th - December 23rd, 2023 Registration and Inquires, please call 604-930-9908. Ask for Jennyfer Guzman!

Financial Customer Service Basics Training (Online)

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the financial services industry, including cheque cashing, cash handling and balancing procedures, understand Canadian banking policies, procedures and compliance. Please contact your employment counselor for referral.

Training Dates: July 27 and July 28 (2 days) For more information, call 604-547-2010 or email: skillstraining@dcrs.ca or visit dcrs.ca/stc

Customer Service Basics, Cashier and SuperHost Training (Online & In-person)

Learn Customer Service Basics (3 sessions), Cashier Training (1 day) & SuperHost (1 day) with this online and in-person course offered by DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre. DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre offers online skills training courses to help jobseekersenter the workforce with job-ready skills, information and confidence!

Training Dates: July 24 - July 28. For more information, call 604-547-2010, email: skillstraining@dcrs.ca or visit dcrs.ca/STC

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Vancouver Midtown East WorkBC Centre
110 East 3rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1C8
604-829-2300
info-vancouvermidtown-east@workbc.ca
https://www.workbccentre-vancouvermidtown-east.ca/

Vancouver Midtown West WorkBC Centre
300-2150 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 4L9
604-688-4666
info-vancouvermidtown-west@workbc.ca
https://www.workbccentre-vancouvermidtown-west.ca