Free fair in Vancouver to help immigrants settle and succeed

Nov. 16 event to feature tradeshow, resumé clinic, testing information

The Canadian Immigrant Career

Canadian Immigrant magazine will be in Vancouver with its signature, free expo for newcomers — the Career, Education and Settlement Fair – on Monday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presented by Scotiabank and in association with IELTS Canada (International English Language Testing System) – British Council, this event at the Vancouver Public Library in downtown Vancouver aims to help newcomers succeed in their chosen home of B.C.

“The last two years of our Vancouver fair have been a great success, connecting newcomers with service providers and employers face-to-face,” said Sanjay Agnihotri, Co-Publisher of Canadian Immigrant. “Indeed, one of the most important aspects of the Fair is the opportunity it gives newcomers to make real connections with others. We encourage all immigrants and refugees in Metro Vancouver to come to this free event to network, learn new strategies for success, and leave inspired.”

The free event includes:

  • A tradeshow of exhibitors including employers (several hiring onsite), settlement agencies and   educational institutes (including Gold Sponsors City of Vancouver and IDP-IELTS);
  • Immigration consultant onsite to answer questions about immigration and sponsorship;
  • Inspirational speakers’ program, including keynote address by Iman Aghay;
  • The popular Resumé Clinic and new Careers Clinics focused on industries like health care, engineering, and small business;
  • An English pronunciation workshop to help newcomers speak clearly in their new language;
  • A social media workshop to help immigrants learn how to network effectively online;
  • A session on how to stay in Canada permanently via the Express Entry system;
  • Information on taking the IELTS English test

Thousands of immigrants and refugees arrive in Metro Vancouver yearly with ambitions for their family’s future.

However, many need information and inspiration on the reality of Canadian living — from continuing education to obtaining employment and getting settled. Canadian Immigrant magazine has been a guiding star for such newcomers through its national print and online publications for more than 10 years.

The Career, Education and Settlement Fair – which has been a hit in Toronto for the last five years, Calgary for two, and Halifax for the first time this September – expands its support of Canadian newcomers with a comprehensive tradeshow and interactive sessions.

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