Career fair focuses on immigrants

The free, day-long immigrant expo will take place on Monday, Dec. 16, at the Vancouver Public Library, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

After three successful fairs in Toronto, Canadian Immigrant magazine and Scotiabank are presenting their fourth Career, Education and Settlement Fair for newcomers to Canada, this time in Vancouver.

The free, day-long immigrant expo will take place on Monday, Dec. 16, at the Vancouver Public Library, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Every year, thousands of immigrants arrive in Metro Vancouver, with great ambitions for their family’s future.

However, many of them face culture shock about the realities of Canadian living – from continuing education to obtaining employment to getting settled into day-to-day life.

The goal of the fair is to inform and motivate new Canadians as they begin and continue their settlement journey. It aims to provide essential information and tips on job hunting, accreditation, upgrading of education, settling in and more.

“With a three-pronged approach of settlement, careers and education, our fair brings to life our mission to provide resources for new Canadians to succeed,” says Gautam Sharma, publisher of Canadian Immigrant.

Various exhibitor booths will be located in the open, main promenade and lower-level rooms of the venue, featuring information about colleges, training, settlement resources and careers/employers.

In addition, there will be several interactive speakers’ workshops led by experts in various fields of interest to new Canadians. Diversity expert, former reporter and bestselling author Gobinder Gill will offer a keynote address on the “8 Key Steps to Getting Hired.”

There will also be an interactive accent reduction workshop with expert Andy Krieger. Other speakers will present discussions on foreign credentials, job search strategies, finances in Canada and more.

Space is still available for exhibitors. Those interested can contact Alla Gordeeva, Canadian Immigrant magazine, telephone: 778-558-3397; email: alla@canadianimmigrant.ca.

A list of exhibitors, sponsors and more information can be found at canadianimmigrant.ca/careerfair.

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