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Career Paths TV Commercial on OMNI

Watch for our new TV commercial on OMNI’s Rompost TV starting on September 2, 2018.

Rompost TV reflects on Canadians of Romanian background with a weekly hour-long program made up of various segments for greatest appeal to the different interests, tastes and age groups within the community.

Rompost TV broadcast times:

Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Monday at 7:00 a.m. (repeats)
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. (repeats)

OMNI Television can be found here:

Telus – Channel 119 (HD)
Shaw – Channel 8 and 214 (HD)
Bell ExpressVu across Canada – Channel 254

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Success Story: Meet Ramona!

Ramona moved to Canada from Romania and has now been here for two years. In her native country, she had a career as a travel journalist and communications officer. Like many newcomers to Canada, the beginning was not easy for Ramona, but she was determined to build her new life, step by step.  

She was very pro-active! First, she attended workshops, delivered by Avia-Work BC. Here she gained insight into the Canadian workplace culture and labour market. She then participated in the Pathways to Employment Program at MOSAIC, which enabled her to gain a certificate in office administrationShe also volunteered for organizations such as Richmond Multicultural Community Services, Canadian Red Cross and Richmond Public Library, which gave her Canadian work experience!





Ramona accepted a job as a sale associate at Home Depot and in her spare time she worked on her English skills by taking a Business Communication English course at BCIT. Meanwhile, she was still continuing her efforts to find a job related to her skills. Finally, through the contacts she made at Richmond Public Library, Ramona learned about Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants!
Ramona worked with her career counsellor to identify barriers to finding employment. Her biggest challenge was due to a lack of local resources, professional contacts and industry information. To overcome these challenges, Ramona attended Career Paths workshops and networking events. Career Paths also helped the enhancement of her office skills by providing financial support for bookkeeping and payroll training.
Ramona’s first opportunity came when she was offered a 6 week, temporary contract as a program assistant for Back in Motion Rehab. She was eager to grab the opportunity as it was her first step toward a brighter future! The position was extended, and she has moved into a permanent position!




“I would like to thank the Career Paths team who helped me with the process of finding meaningful employment in CanadaIt is a great program and I found here, a very warm and supportive team, therefore I will always recommend Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants to other newcomers. I will guide them to follow their career counsellor’s advice step by step and to attend all “in-house” training.
I am grateful for all the governmental programs that I followed and it is amazing how good and efficient they work together to help newcomers, so I would like to give help backI am proud to be part of the Back in Motion team, whose mission “helping people work, helping people live” is also my life mission,” – Ramona

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants thrives off your referrals! Our aim is to help newcomers in situations similar to Ramona’s, so if you know someone who might need our help, tell them about us! 




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Newcomers Networking Event Recap

June 19th | Career Paths Richmond powered up with Avia Employment Services for a Newcomers Networking Event.

Everyone attending was encouraged to practice their networking skills and hand out their resumeSome jumped into introducing themselves to the local business leaders, who had set up booths, while others mingled with fellow newcomersSeveral employers voiced their enthusiasm for the chance to meet Newcomers from their community and expressed satisfaction for the number of resumes they received!

Businesses at the event included:
National Bank of Canada | Looking to hire for CSR and FSR positions.
River Rock Casino | Seeking Cashiers, Baristas, Chefs and Human Resource staff.
Arista | Hiring for Security Analysts and Software Engineers.
Aerotek | Recruiting Accounting and Finance, Engineering, Skilled Trade, Clinical and Scientific positions.
Re:Function Health Group | Looking for Physiotherapists.

Also participating: Sprott Shaw Community CollegeThe Big Picture CoachHayden Diamond Bit IndustriesInterface Architecture and Vancity.

A further thank you to the employers who generously donated prizes, with congratulations to those who won them!

We are always looking to provide our clients with the most productive events possible, so tell us what you would find interesting! We’re looking for helpful suggestions that can inspire our next set of events! Send your thoughts to the Career Paths team at
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Congratulations to…! Plus Another chance to win!

A massive congratulations from our team to Qaiser, who referred a friend and won our first referral contest! Enjoy your $100 gift card Qaiser! 



“Thank you so much for the gift and it is always a pleasure meeting with the Back in Motion team. Once again thank you to Back in Motion management!” – Qaiser Jamil


Do you know an immigrant who is looking for work? 


Refer a friend, family member or someone you know, that has been in Canada for less than 5 years, and one of you could win a $100 gift certificate!


To win, you and your friend/family member just need to complete our Referral Form! Both of you will be entered to win, but the more referrals YOU make, the more chances YOU have to win!


Get your referral in by October 31st, 2018.

Winner will be announced in November!


Please refer to the Competition Terms and Conditions before submitting your entry.

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Teachers and Instructors Information Session Recap

June 14th | Career Paths Surrey held an information session, attended by 29 teachers and instructors and two guest speakers.

Our first speaker was Shawn from the Teacher’s Regulation BranchHe has more than 14 years’ experience in the area of teacher regulation, certification and credential assessmentHis experience enabled him to provide in-depth answers to the questions from our clients who wish to teach in Canada.

Our second speaker was VirenderShe is an internationally trained teacher, who taught in Delhi and became a Special Education Assistant when she moved to BCShe shared details of her daily work life, the joys and challenges of her role and thoughts on the direction of her future career. Her journey and motivation was an inspiration to many who listened to her.

We also had a bonus asset in the form of Career Paths client Rajdeep! She is internationally-trained and working as an Elementary School TeacherShe introduced herself and stayed after the event to make herself available as a resource for other instructors seeking to teach at university or college level. After the event, there was a line-up of instructors waiting to talk to her!

A special thank you to Rajdeep, our speakers Shawn and Virender and everyone else who came to listen to their talks!

We are always looking to provide our clients with the most productive events possible, so tell us what you would find interesting! Send us helpful suggestions and thoughts that can inspire our next set of events to the Career Paths team at

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August 23rd – Join us for the hottest event of the summer!

Celebrate the sunny season with the Career Paths community; clients, family & friends, staff, local business representatives and agencies.


At this fun, casual event, you’ll be able to:

– Hear Career Paths clients share the secrets of their success

– Sip on an ice cold drinks to beat the heat

– Enjoy finger food and ice cream

– Get involved with family-friendly party games and networking activities

BONUS: Wear your brightest summer clothes to win a prize!


WHEN: Thursday, August 23rd | 04:00pm-06:00pm

WHERE: Career Paths Surrey, 110-7525 King George Boulevard



*By registering for this event we can ensure we have enough treats for everyone!


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Referral Competition

Do you know an immigrant who is looking for work? 



Refer a friend, family member or someone you know that is new to Canada and one of you could win $100 gift certificate!


To win you and your friend/family member just need to complete the Referral FormBoth people will be entered to win, but the more referrals YOU make, the more chances YOU have to win.


The winner will be announced at the beginning of September!   


Please refer to the Competition Terms and Conditions before submitting your entry.


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June 16th – Connecting The Dots: Accessing Resources (Richmond)



The CORe Collaboration Table, originally started by Richmond’s Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), is excited to present its 5th Connecting the Dots event. This year’s theme is Accessing Affordable Richmond Resources.

“Connecting the Dots is a great opportunity for the public to learn about the many social services in Richmond.  We have an exciting lineup of speakers and events, all of which are free to attend,” says Lonnie Belfer, chair of the CORe Collaboration Table.

Connecting the Dots: Accessing Affordable Richmond Resources will be held on Saturday, June 16th 2018 from 11am to 3pm at the Brighouse Branch of the Richmond Public Library and Minoru Cultural Centre.  There will be workshops on a variety of topics including financial services, literacy, and employment support; free activities including yoga, face painting, and gardening seminars; and information tables hosted by Richmond’s social services.  It is free to attend.

Continues Mr. Belfer: “We are very excited for the biggest Connecting the Dots event yet.  We hope that people in need of Richmond’s many resources will join us!”

Connecting the Dots is an annual event put on by the CORe Collaboration Table, a multi-agency effort to improve social services in Richmond.



For more information about Connecting the Dots: Affordable Richmond Resources, please contact:

Lonnie Belfer

Chair, CORe Collaboration Table

Phone: 604-374-0639


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June 19th | Newcomers Networking Event

Join us for an informal networking event where job seekers are able to mingle and make connections with business representatives. This is an excellent chance to practise your networking skills and learn about job opportunities in a fun and casual environment!
Employers will also be giving away prizes!
Attending Employers 
  • Aerotek
  • Arista
  • Function Health Group
  • Hayden
  • MGR Construction Services
  • National Bank
  • River Rock Casino
  • Sprott Shaw College
  • The Big Picture Coach
  • Unifiller
2:30PM – Arrival and initial networking time
3:00PM – Welcome and introductions
3:30PM – Employer presentations and prize draw
4:00PM – Further networking and thank you’s
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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.