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Omar’s Story

Meet Omar.

 

Omar’s story is complex and unusual, but it has aspects that are relatable to so many job seekers in Canada.

While working as a Health and Safety Officer on construction sites in Colombia he discovered some suspicious activities that made him fear for his life. He left Columbia and decided to enter Canada. He is now a refugee claimant hoping he will be allowed to stay as a permanent resident.

 

“The program has been very helpful in understanding my needs in pursuing my career goals and finding ways to approach that. Thank you so much BiM, thank you Career Paths and most of all thank my career counsellor!” – Omar

In order to survive, Omar quickly found work at a warehouse, but got injured and had to stop working. He approached a WorkBC center for help with his job search and from his Case Manager learned about Career Paths. He found that our program was the most suitable to his job search needs and joined the program.

Following a review with his employer, Omar has been promoted from a Safety Administration Assistant to a Project Manager. Moreover, with continued support and partial funding from Career Paths, Omar is also working towards completing a number of qualifications that will allow him to re-enter his original profession!

 

If, like Omar, you are an immigrant in Canada and need help attaining work in the profession you are trained, educated or experienced in, then you can contact our team to see how they can help you.

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July 26th – 27th : Settlement in Canada Online Fair – Join us!

Back in Motion Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants is excited to be participating in the first Settlement in Canada Online Fair!

Meet influential settlement experts from a wide range of industries, employment sectors and education fields.

By taking the time to attend the online fairs and meeting with these settlement experts you will be able to launch your career to the next level.  As a newcomer to Canada, you cannot afford to miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Register online TODAY!

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July 25th – Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Info Session

ISSofBC, Back in Motion & DIVERSEcity presents: Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants : Information Session 

Make the move into BC’s workforce with skills upgrading, mentorship and Canadian work experience!

Skilled immigrants often lack Canadian credentials, preventing them from working in their field of expertise. Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants will help you access funding for BC certifications or courses to meet Canada’s job requirements.

Program Benefits Include:

  • Career Planning & Job Search Workshops
  • Credential Evaluation
  • Occupation-specific language training
  • Funded skills training and upgrading
  • Mentorship, networking & employer connections
  • Work placement

When: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. 4pm – 6pm. Please arrive early! Please bring your resume and Permanent Residency Card for the pre-screening process.

Where: Surrey City Centre Library – Room #120 – 10350 University Dr. Surrey, BC

How to register: Register by emailing careerpaths@issbc.org or by calling 604.590.4021

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