Tri-Cities LIP: Upcoming Events & Community Information- Sept 2017
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The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership works to set priorities and coordinate services for immigrants and refugees, and to create a community where everyone can be welcomed and belong.

News items featured in the e-newsletter are sourced, provided to us by our members or accessed through open data sources. To include your news and events in our next update, please email the Project Secretariat.





Mind the Gap: Immigrants struggle in Canada’s labour market despite their many skills

Click here to view the infographic published by The Conference Board of Canada

Douglas College Training Group: Job Interview Tips

Sept 26, 2017
Coquitlam City Centre Library, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To attend this FREE community event, contact or call 604-588-7772

Cities of Migration: Refugee Jobs Agenda- Webinar Series

Cities of Migration hosted a 4-part series webinar on Refugee Jobs Agenda. Click here to access the resources and videos.

Labour Market Essentials for Newcomers

Sept 11- 15, 2017
9:30am- 12:00pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Henderson office
#2058-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Attend this 1-week interactive workshop free of charge covering various topics abut the Canadian labour market.

For registration and inquiries, contact 604-468-6000.





All Our Neighbours: Coquitlam

August 30th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Coquitlam City Centre Library
1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

All Our Neighbours: Coquitlam is the first in a series of community roundtables held by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. The roundtables aim to engage the public in a conversation about immigration and racial discrimination as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday.
Spaces still available. Register today!


Welcome to Coquitlam 2017

September 20, 2017
2:00pm - 8:00pm
Coquitlam City Hall
3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam

Learn about the programs and services offered to Coquitlam residents and find out how you can get involved in your community.


Learn about Canadian Culture & You Series: Bears, Bikes & Backcountry

September 27, 2017
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Coquitlam Library, Poirier Branch
Nancy Bennett Program Room

Learn about hiking and biking on local trails and bear safety. Presented by the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee and a part of the Learn About – Canadian Culture & You Series. Please RSVP to Tri-Cities Literacy to attend this free event.





Hiring Event for Amazon

Sept 20, 2017
10am - 12pm
1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Learn about the application and hiring process! Please bring proof of permanent residency.

Register at 604.468.6000

ICBC Licensing & Auto Insurance (in Mandarin)

Sept 21, 2017
10am -  12pm
Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Learn how to get your BC Driver's Licence and more information on road safety. This workshop is hosted by ISSofBC

Register at 778.284.7026 (ext.1584)

Your Rights at Work

Sept 8, 2017
3pm - 5pm
Masjid Alhidayah & Islamic Cultural Centre
2nd floor, 2626 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam

Learn about workers' rights and responsibilities and employment standards. This workshop is hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in partnership with AVIA Employment Services.

Register at 604.468.6000

Basic Principles of Building a Financial Foundation (in Farsi)

Sept 27, 2017
1:30 - 3:30pm
Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Learn how you can save for your future by building a solid financial foundation. This workshop is hosted by ISSofBC

Register at 778.284.7026

BC Housing (in Arabic)

Sept 29, 2017
10am- 12pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. North Road
435B North Road, Coquitlam

Learn about the eligibility requirements and application process for BC Housing.

Register at 604.936.5900
(ext. 506)

Citizenship Application (in Mandarin)

Sept 28, 2017
10am - 12pm
Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Learn about the eligibility to apply for citizenship, the application process as well as how to prepare for the test.

Register at 778.284.7026 (ext.1584)

For more information on these and other workshops

Please contact:
ISSofBC - Lincoln Avenue at 778.284.7026 
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. at 604.468.6000.




Do you know a refugee who has established him/herself in the Tri-Cities?

The Tri-Cities LIP is looking for refugee success stories as part of an awareness campaign in November 2017. If you know of anyone who would like to share their story of success, please contact Abigail Cameron.





The Coquitlam Crunch 'Diversity' Challenge

The Coquitlam Crunch 'Diversity' Challenge was founded by Coquitlam resident Alex Bell in hopes to create and promote a diverse, compassionate and inclusive community. It's a fun way to get some exercise on the Coquitlam Crunch Trail, meet neighbors, and support diversity. Participate with your friends, family or go solo in one of our three categories

Sep 9, 2017
7 am - 1 pm
Coquitlam Crunch
2675 Guildford Way Coquitlam, BC

For more information, visit the Coquitlam Crunch website

ESL Book Club

Newcomers and intermediate ESL readers (LINC 4+) - if you enjoy reading at your ESL level and meeting new people in a friendly group, come and try the monthly ESL Book Club!

The ESL Book Club is led by English-speaking volunteers from Soroptimists International, an organization that works to educate and empower women and girls. Registration is required. To register, or for more information, please email librarian Janice Williams .

Sep 21
Oct 19
Nov 16
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Coquitlam City Centre Library


Culture Days in the Tri-Cities

Join us for BC Culture Days to honour our diverse community and enjoy art, music and dance. Click here to see all the events in the community.

September 29, 30 & October 1, 2017
Times and Locations vary






Study: Hospitalization Rates Among Economic Immigrants to Canada

Statistics Canada recently published a study on the hospitalization rates among economic immigrants to Canada.

Some of the major findings:
Compared with the Canadian-born population aged 25 to 74, economic class principal applicants had a low rate of hospitalization.

The age-standardized hospitalization rates (all cause) of male economic class principal applicants is 301 per 10,000 vs. 665 per 10,000 for Canadian-born men.

The age-standardized hospitalization rates (all cause excluding pregnancy) of female economic class principal applicants is 310 per 10,000 vs. 668 per 10,000 for Canadian-born women.

Compared with skilled workers, live-in caregivers had higher age-adjusted odds of hospitalization overall.

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