Tri-Cities LIP: Newcomer Employment Week Updates, November-December News
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 Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week            November 18 - 22, 2019

Registration is still ongoing for #TriCitiesNEW. Don't miss out! We are inviting newcomers to sign up and get the opportunity to meet and network with employers and service providers in a supportive environment.

This year’s theme is on the Importance of Workplace Culture. Learn how workplace culture plays a key role in an organization’s recruitment process.

Start the week at Coquitlam Public Library (City Centre) on November 18 from 10 am – 3 pm with workshops, employer panels, resume clinics & speed networking with employers.

Register For November 18




Come and meet employers at Workplace Tours from November 19th to the 22nd and get a chance to learn more about their workplace culture, the different roles in their organization and recruitment process.

Register now to avoid disappointment!

Check our website often for more tours!




Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week: WORKPLACE TOURS 

Leon's Furniture-November 19

Natural Factors - November 19

Kirmac Collision - November 19







Tygo Enterprises (McDonald's) - November 20

Tygo Enterprises (McDonald's) - November 21

City Of Port Moody - November 21







Use #TriCitiesNEW to find us on social media. 

Visit the 
Tri-Cities LIP website for updates!








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Registration open for Crossing The Divide: Deepening Our Understanding Of Diversity In The Tri-Cities 

December 2, 2019 & February 18, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
C1008 Douglas College
David Lam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way Coquitlam

Explore ways to improve service delivery that meets the diverse needs of residents through an intersectional framework & promote meaningful intercultural connections through a deeper understanding of diversity in the Tri-Cities. Co-facilitated by Priti Shah & Matthias Klenk. 

Only a few spaces left. 
Click here to register!








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Tri-Cities Job Fair 2019

The Tri-Cities WorkBC Centres are excited to present the inaugural Tri-Cities Job Fair 2019! This is a free event open to all jobseekers.

Come and meet employers across retail, finance, construction and more, all of whom are looking to hire!

Click here to register. 





Construction Industry Networking Event 

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants will hold a Construction Industry Networking Event on November 14 (Thurs) from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Room A1470, Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Click here to register. 

Integrate Tri-Cities 

Are you between the ages of 17-29 and looking for work while studying English? 
Integrate Tri-Cities provides free employment skills training to LINC 3 and above, free bus tickets to get to workshops and community events, free First Aid & other certification training on site, career coaching, community engagement in small group settings and one-on-one. 

Register for your information session at or call 604-936-4261. Contact Zeenat at for more information. 









Volunteer at Place des Arts 

Place des Arts is seeking volunteers to assist with the preparation of the following exciting events: Christmas Boutique on November 3, Lights at LaFarge Nov 30, Lantern Making & Tea Salon on December 8. For inquiries please email or call Samantha Newton at  604.664.1636 ext. 36.









MOSAIC's Newcomer Youth Popular Theater (NuYu) 

MOSAIC is  offering  a  Newcomer Youth Popular Theatre (NuYu), a unique and powerful program that engages youth and community for social change, from November 7 to 17 in its Surrey location. 

To register, email by November 1, 2019.


CERA Symposium On Restorative Justice 

Communities Embracing Restorative Action (CERA) invites you to a symposium on Increasing The Use Of Restorative Justice on November 15 (Fri) from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm at Winslow Centre, 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam, and 4 – 6 PM at Vancouver Golf Club, 771, Austin Avenue, Coquitlam. For more information, visit









SOTCS Family Drop-In Program

Spirit Of The Children Society invites you to the H'LüLü Family Drop In Program, Mondays 9 AM- 12 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 9887 Cameron St. Burnaby. Snacks & bus tickets provided. For more information, call 604-524-9113 or visit


Tri-Cities Community Resource Map 

Developed by the Tri-Cities Kids Matter, the Tri-Cities Community Resource Map is an excellent tool for families who call the Tri-Cities their home. Use it to find various services and resources in the area. You may also download a PDF version in different languages. 








English Conversation Circle 

All Fridays of November through December 13, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cottonwood Location: ISS o fBC Cottonwood, #200-504 Cottonwood Ave., Coquitlam, BC
To register contact Lucy Hardman 778-383-1438 (ext. 1907) or email

Lincoln Location: #136-3030 Lincoln Ave, Coquitlam, BC
To register contact Elsie Decena 778-284-7026 (ext. 1560) or email:

Youth Connexion

Alll Fridays of November through December 27
5:00pm to 7:00pm
ISS of BC Cottonwood
#200-504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam, BC

To register contact Alaa Idris  778-383-1438 (ext. 1904) or email

Types Of Insurance in Canada (in Farsi) 

November 13  
10:00 am to 3:00 pm  
 Room 127, Coquitlam Library City Centre Branch 
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC

To register contact Mojgan Heydarpour  778-284-7026 (ext. 1569) or email

Career Exploration 

November 14, 21, & 28
10:00 am -12:30 pm.
Covers “Values, Skills, & Career Decision-Making Assessment”, “Resume & Cover Letter”, and “Interview and Communication Skills”.
To register, call 604-468-6000 or email

Financial Literacy (in Farsi) 

November 15, 22 & 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm at S.U.C.C.E.S.S
2058 Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.
To register, call 604-468-6000

Citizenship Application Orientation (in Farsi) 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm S.U.C.C.E.S.S
2058 Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
To register, call 604-468-6000 




Engaging Underrepresented Youth 

This series of four webinars highlights how a collective impact approach can be used to improve community outcomes for underrepresented youth.







For additional immigrant and settlement related resources, visit our website
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