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March 8th – Surrey Client & Community Appreciation Event

We want you and your family to join us for talks, food, games and prizes!



Where: Back In Motion – #240-7525 King George Boulevard, Surrey

When: March 8th, 2018 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm


We would like to invite clients, their families and the extended community to celebrate and recognize the success and achievements of the Career Paths program and its clients


  • Words of welcome and Introduction from Debbie Samson – President of Back in Motion
  • Guest Speakers
  • Success stories from past clients
  • Speakers will be followed by food, time to network and prizes donated by Vancity!

We will also be joined by representatives from the DIVERSEcity, Vancity, Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC and Surrey Schools Welcome Centre.

Want to join in? Great! We want to make sure we order enough food, Sign-up here!

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February 20th | Social Media Workshop

Using Linked In as a Job Search Tool



Where: Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch

When: February 20th, 2018 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm

What: Lacking a professional network is a big barrier faced by new immigrants during the job search. Join us to learn how Linked In can help you overcome this barrier!

Sign me up! 


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Career Paths – Celebrate United Services (Richmond)

The Celebrate United Services event is a networking opportunity hosted by Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants – Back in Motion. We believe that by building strong cooperative relationships among service providers and community organizations in Richmond, we better help newcomers successfully integrate into their community.

Light refreshments, tea and coffee will be served. This event is open to service providers, clients and the general public.


How Technology Can Connect People and Strengthen a Community
Grant Fengstad, Director of Information Technology, City of Richmond

Careers in Technology
Jacqueline de Raadt, Manager of Executive Initiatives, ASTTBC

From Newcomer to Manager – A Success Story
Meri Ghazaryan, Manager, Global Connections, IEC BC

There will be an opportunity for Q & A after our scheduled speakers.

When: Tuesday, November 21st – 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Where: The Caring Place – #140 – 7000 Minoru Blvd. Richmond, BC

Register: Registration is FREE! Register online on Eventbrite.


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October 21st & 25th – Career Connections for Newcomers – Presented by SFU & Back in Motion

Career Connections for Newcomers – Presented by SFU & Back in Motion

Are you a newcomer to Canada looking for information, resources, and employment?

Join us for the Career Connections for Newcomers Series which features three events over two days with a purpose to connect you with the information and resources you need to find work in your field of interest.


Career Connections Resource Fair

10:00am – 2:00 pm

Back in Motion Rehab, Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program, will be hosting a Resource Fair for the Surrey Newcomers Employer Week. This event is targeted to offer a wealth of resources for newcomers under one platform. Organizations participating in this event are focused on assisting newcomers to align their skills with local opportunities. We expect the magnitude of this event will signal to all newcomers our joint commitment to seeing them succeed and will instill confidence for individuals seeking a starting point with their new life chapter in Canada.

Keys to Career Development for Immigrants

11:00am – 1:00 pm

A no-cost career development workshop for newcomers with practical information, advice and tips for advancing employment in their field of interest. Sessions will be delivered by inspiring immigrants who have established successful careers in Canada.

Workshop topics will include regulated and non-regulated jobs, credential evaluation, and best practices for taking advantage of networking and employment opportunities at Job Fairs. In addition, employment consultants will offer specific advice for newcomers who have worked in the following fields: Information Technology, Finance, Education and Nursing. Participants will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with employment consultants after the group session.

Schedule of Events

  • 11am – Welcome Address
  • 11:05am – 11:30am – Regulated vs Non Regulated Jobs and Credential Evaluation
  • 11:30am – 12pm – Tips & Tricks to shine at Job Fairs
  • 12pm – 12:45pm – Small group industry breakout sessions: Information Technology, Finance, Education and Nursing
  • 12:45pm – 1pm – Closing Address, One-on-one sessions with Employment Counsellors (optional)


Calling all skilled immigrants in Information Technology and Finance! This event brings together top companies seeking talent in IT and Finance and aims to connect skilled immigrants and local employers.

Where: Simon Fraser University – Surrey Campus – 13450 102nd Avenue Surrey, BC V3T 0A3

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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 or by calling 604.590.4021