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June 2021 – Information Session about Career Paths and CyberSecure Programs

Reconnect your Expertise (for Immigrants)

Join Back in Motion as we present information on Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants & CyberSecure – Training for Immigrants

  • Date: June 2, 2021
  • Time: 1pm (PTD)
  • Location: Online event
  • REGISTER HERE

 

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

This free program will prepare you for the Canadian job market, using your past education and experience. Career Paths provides connections to help you find a career in your line of work.

Why Choose Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants?

  • Receive funding for BC certifications or courses
  • Prepare for career opportunities in your profession
  • Attend industry events to expand your network
  • Partner with a Canadian mentor in your field

The Career Paths Program is available across BC. Back in Motion provides services in the following locations:

Aldergrove | Langley | Surrey | Delta | Richmond | White Rock

You can contact us at 604-575-3800 or by email at info@careerpaths.ca to speak to someone about this program now. Visit us at https://careerpaths.ca for more information.

 

CyberSecure – Training for Immigrants

Back in Motion has partnered with ReTrain Canada to provide a 17-week full-time training program designed to address employment barriers faced by Immigrants. CyberSecure’s skills training and supports prepare Immigrants for sustainable, high-wage employment opportunities in the growing cybersecurity sector.

What is include?

  • 1 week of Canadian workplace skills
  • 12 weeks of intensive technical skills through ReTrain Canada
  • 4 weeks of unpaid work experience, employment readiness, job search supports, and preparation to write ReTrain Canada’s cybersecurity designation exam

You can contact us at 604-273-7350 or by email at info@cybersecure-bim.ca to speak to someone about this program now. Visit us at https://cybersecure-bim.ca for more information.

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Information Session about Career Paths and CyberSecure Programs

Reconnect your Expertise (for Immigrants)

Join Back in Motion as we present information on Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants & CyberSecure – Training for Immigrants

  • Date: May 5, 2021
  • Time: 10am (PTD)
  • Location: Online event
  • REGISTER HERE

 

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants

This free program will prepare you for the Canadian job market, using your past education and experience. Career Paths provides connections to help you find a career in your line of work.

Why Choose Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants?

  • Receive funding for BC certifications or courses
  • Prepare for career opportunities in your profession
  • Attend industry events to expand your network
  • Partner with a Canadian mentor in your field

The Career Paths Program is available across BC. Back in Motion provides services in the following locations:

Aldergrove | Langley | Surrey | Delta | Richmond | White Rock

You can contact us at 604-575-3800 or by email at info@careerpaths.ca to speak to someone about this program now. Visit us at https://careerpaths.ca for more information.

 

CyberSecure – Training for Immigrants

Back in Motion has partnered with ReTrain Canada to provide a 17-week full-time training program designed to address employment barriers faced by Immigrants. CyberSecure’s skills training and supports prepare Immigrants for sustainable, high-wage employment opportunities in the growing cybersecurity sector.

What is include?

  • 1 week of Canadian workplace skills
  • 12 weeks of intensive technical skills through ReTrain Canada
  • 4 weeks of unpaid work experience, employment readiness, job search supports, and preparation to write ReTrain Canada’s cybersecurity designation exam

You can contact us at 604-273-7350 or by email at info@cybersecure-bim.ca to speak to someone about this program now. Visit us at https://cybersecure-bim.ca for more information.

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September Surrey Workshop Schedule

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

  • Tips for Interview Preparation
  • Presenting your skills and competencies
  • Researching employers needs
  • Common Interview Questions
  • Answering Behavioral Questions

 Employment Standards – Friday, September 13th from 1pm – 3pm

  • Review BC Employment Standards – Minimum wages, deductions, overtime, breaks, vacation, leaves, special clothing, statutory holidays
  • Understand Compensation for length of service and resolving disputes etc.
  • Resources & contact information for future reference

Canadian Workplace Culture and Communication – Monday, September 23rd 3pm – 5pm

  • What is Culture?
  • Communication Style: Low Context vs. High Context communication
  • Geert Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Theory
    • Individualism vs. Collectivism
    • Power Distance and Management Styles
  • Process of Cross-Cultural Adaptation

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.

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Free Resume Workshops at the Newton Library

 

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

 

 

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Why should you negotiate your salary ?

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!

 

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Physiotherapy Practical Skills Enhancement Program

NEW!

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
Surrey, BC

For more information, contact:
Hazel Chow: 604-233-2204

Physiotherapy Practical Skills Enhancement Program January 2019

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