Join us in Surrey for a special Information Session with the Teacher’s Regulation Branch! Shawn McMullin will be discussing the teaching certification process and participating in a Q&A period. We also have representatives from public and independent schools to share their hiring process and classroom challenges. Please bring your inquiries and take time to network and share information with other Teachers and Education Assistants!
Guest Speakers include:
Shawn McMullin – Director of Professional Excellence, Outreach, Teacher Regulation Branch, BC Ministry of Education
Suzanne Braun- Associate Manager, Human Resources – Recruitment, Surrey Schools
Carazon P. Pabo – Vice-Principal, Khalsa School in Surrey, Former Director of FISA (Federation of Independent Schools in BC)
WHEN: Thursday, October 3rd, 4-6pm
WHERE: Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants, Back in Motion
Register for this event by emailing Regina.Sun@backinmotion.com
We have THREE great workshops coming in September for Career Paths clients living in Surrey! If you’re one of our clients and you haven’t attended any of our sessions, we’d love to see you there!
Interview Preparation – Monday, September 9th from 3pm – 5pm
Employment Standards – Friday, September 13th from 1pm – 3pm
Canadian Workplace Culture and Communication – Monday, September 23rd 3pm – 5pm
Please note, these workshops are only available to Back in Motion Career Paths Clients. If you are a Career Paths client with a different organization, please contact them to find out what workshops they are offering.
Looking for free resume help?
Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants has partnered up with Surrey Libraries and is offering Resume Workshops at the Newton Branch.
Summer and Fall Schedule 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019 1pm-2:30pm Register Here
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 3pm-5pm Register Here
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3pm-5pm Register Here
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3pm-5pm Register Here
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3pm-5pm Register Here
One of the most dreaded questions during the job search process is “what is your salary expectation?” We learned to provide an ambiguous answer, something like “I trust that your company is fair and the pay for the position is aligned with the industry rate” or, “I trust the company has a fair remuneration policy”. What we are trying to convey is that we expect no less than what other companies are paying but we also appreciate the opportunity. However, this is not what the company hears! When general answers like these two examples are given, the companies usually make a quick judgment that you have not done your research, and you most likely will not do a thorough job if hired or even worse that you do not have any negotiation skills and they are absolutely a must in today’s business environment.
Our advice: always negotiate your salary. There is no better way to show the employer that you are capable, confident, know your value and are quite comfortable with the skills and competencies the position requires than negotiating. But make sure that you wait to do so for the appropriate time, after you are offered the position and you have a number in front of you. In other words, let them throw out the first number!
Let’s be clear: unless you ask for it, nobody will give you what you want! So, once you see the starting number, begin the discussions. The list can be as ambitious as you want for money, benefits, vacation or other perks. You never know what you might get unless you ask! But be also prepared for a less successful dialogue. If money is not negotiable, try asking for better benefits, more vacation days, or other perks.
Once everything is said and done, even a small victory will greatly benefit your self-esteem, the way your manager is looking at you from the very beginning and maybe the best of all, will increase your future income!
For Career Paths physiotherapists preparing for a clinical exam, the Physiotherapy Practical Skills Enhancement Program starts January 7, 2019 and ends March 31, 2019. The program provides individualized structured mentorship, and 48 hours of in-person shadowing opportunities in both private and public practice, supplemented with online workshops about Canadian Workplace culture in health care system.
Please come to our info-session to learn more and enroll into the program:
Friday, January 4, 2019 from 9:30am to 11:00am
110 – 7525 King George Blvd
For more information, contact:
Hazel Chow: 604-233-2204
Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants participated in the City of Richmond’s 4th Annual Diversity Symposium, “Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: Exploring Pathways to Inclusion for Different Communities”.
The Mayor of Richmond, Mr. Malcolm Brodie gave the opening remarks and some of the City Councilors were in attendance at this event. We are thrilled to say, it was a very busy day, with other service providers, volunteers and the general public stopping by our table, asking questions and showing a great interest in the services we provide.
Earlier this month, we partnered with Avia/WorkBC, Richmond Society for Community Living, BC Manufacturing Alliance and Hayden Diamond Bits Industries to organize Working in Manufacturing!
BC is experiencing a strong economy with many companies looking to hire for several positions, yet every day we see newcomers struggling to secure employment. This event aimed to provide a better understanding of this very strong sector in Richmond and to provide a larger picture of the opportunities of growth and advancement for newcomers.
The panelists, Lawrence Wong from Hayden Diamond Bit Ltd, Cormac O’Reilly from BC Alliance for Manufacturing and Michelle Tan from CLS Catering Services provided a wealth of information regarding; their recruiting processes, transferable skills newcomers can use in various positions, the path to supervisory or managerial positions, benefits and pay in manufacturing, and many other interesting topics. It was a small but very successful event.
On November 7, 2018, we attended the quarterly Job Fair held at the Richmond Library.
Ten companies participated at this very busy and successful event, with over 150 job seekers coming through! Representatives from Costco, Telus and Amazon, as well as MTU, Air Canada and Kidtropolis left with plenty of resumes to choose from. Our friends at Randstad promised to come back as they were impressed with our pool of job seekers and have great opportunities in Richmond.
JOB FAIR TIP: Before attending a job fair, check the Careers page of the companies attending! This way your conversation with the employer will be targeted on their needs and focused on your skills that can help with that need!
Bring your family and join us in celebration of the past year with appetizer, warm drinks, cookies and prizes! We will be offering networking opportunities, program information and welcoming guest speaker, Inclusion Coordinator Dorothy Job from the City of Richmond, as part of the celebration.
Please RSVP for this event by REGISTERING HERE! Our elves need to stock up on the right amount of treats!
RICHMOND DIALOGUE SERIES
Working in the manufacturing sector
This event is a chance to:
– Gain insights into the local manufacturing industry
– Network with people and employers from the manufacturing industry
– Learn about manufacturing jobs leads in the local area
Joining us for this event:
– Avia Employment Services
– Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
– Richmond Society of Community Living
– BC Alliance for Manufacturing
– Hayden Diamond Bit Industries
– CLS Catering.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 6th – 03:00pm-06:00pm
WHERE: Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Free street parking is available but limited. Paid parking is available behind the building.