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Are You An Author? Publish Your eBook!

Local authors can now publish their work online for free through Self-e, brought to you by Surrey Libraries.  Your writing will be added to Biblioboard, Surrey’s new online collection, giving you greater exposure.  Details at surreylibraries.ca/localauthors

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PICS Mega Fair

PICS 10th Annual Mega Job Fair and Business Expo takes place next Thursday, August 3 at North Surrey Recreation Centre at 9:45 AM.

With more than 2500 jobs to be filled and over 100 exhibitors, this year’s job fair is easily the biggest in Metro Vancouver. Almost all sectors are being represented at the fair including big box stores, Crown Corporations, Law Enforcement Agencies, Colleges and Universities, Hospitality Industry , Retail Industry, Banking Sector, Entertainment industry and even the Vancouver Canucks!

What: Opening Ceremony PICS 10th Annual Mega Job Fair and Business Expo

When: Thursday, August 3, 2017 @9:45 AM

Where: North Surrey Recreation Centre, 10275 City Pkwy, Surrey, BC V3T 4C3

 

SAFA’s India Live

SAFA’s India Live event returns to Granville on Saturday, August 19th

Vancouver, BC – It’s that time of year again! South Asian Family Association (SAFA) is gearing up for their signature annual Summer festival, INDIA LIVE, which is taking place Saturday, August 19th on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. It starts at 12pm and wraps up at 8pm. This event is FREE for the public and utilizes music, song, dance and visual arts to highlight Vancouver’s intercultural community. There is also a vibrant vendor marketplace that features cultural wares, clothing, gifts and delicious snacks. Family fun for everyone! Please visit www.safa.ca or contact Event Coordinator Rina Gill 778 688 4973

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Settlement Workers – Punjabi/English

Tuesdays, August 1, 15, 29, 1 pm – 5 pm

Are you a newcomer to Canada who needs help adjusting to your new life?  Free and confidential services are offered to help newcomers – with all their needs – during the process of settling into their new community.  Settlement and Integration Services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in BC.

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Workplace Integration For Mature Individuals

PICS Society is providing an employment program called Workplace Integration for Mature Individuals (WIMI 45+), offering classes in the following:

  • Resume and cover letter building
  • Strengthen job search experience
  • Mentorship in pairing with local professional of your original profession
  • Job placement assistance and follow up support
  • Develop Work Action Plan and employer engagement

 

This program partners with local community and business employers who provide one to one follow up support, up to date employment trends, and follow up assistance for up to 9 months.

Call now to reserve a seat for ongoing sessions in Vancouver and Surrey!

Call for more information at:

PICS WIMI 45+ Program – Vancouver

8159 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5X 3L2

604-324-7733 Ext. 230

PICS WIMI 45+ Program – Surrey

#205 – 12725, 80th Avenue, BC, V3W 3A6

604-596 7722 ext. 117 and 124 or via email: kcchau@pics.bc.ca

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Free Self Employment Program Offered By PICS

Are you unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week? Are you thinking of launching your own business?

Join PICS for an information session on PICS’ Self Employment Program at one of PICS Offices:

Suite 205, 12725 80th Ave, Surrey – Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

OR

8153 Main St (near Marine Dr), Vancouver – Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

All info sessions are from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

This program offers

  • Business Start-Up Training
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Business Advisor Support
  • Networking Events
  • Support During Business Launch Period

Seating is limited. To attend a session, please pre-register at Katarina.Low@pics.bc.ca or 604-596-7722 Ext 150

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Settlement Workers: Mandarin/English

Wednesdays, 1 – 5 pm – George Mackie Library, 8440 – 112 Street, Delta

Are you a newcomer to Canada who needs help adjusting to your new life?  Free and confidential services are offered to help newcomers – with all their needs – during the process of settling into their new community.  Settlement and Integration Services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in BC.

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Mosaic Networking:

Are you new to the country looking to meet new friends or seeking

networking opportunities?  You are invited!  Refreshments will be served!

Mosaic Church meets on Saturday evening 6:30 pm in Surrey/Abbotsford.

Surrey: 12150-92 Avenue; Abbotsford: 2940 Clearbrook Road  For more info

call Dave at 604 897-4224 or email dmclauren@gmail.com

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Fleetwood/Guildford WorkBC Employment Services Centre

“Fleetwood/Guildford WorkBC Employment Services Centre supports both employers and employees. We assist employers find suitable employees through programs such as Wage Subsidy and we assist individuals to find employment through many services, including training. Best of all, all our services are FREE.  For more information, please call our office at 604-580-9740.”

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Borrow An eReader From Surrey Libraries

Always wanted to try one before you buy? Here’s your chance.

Check out a Kobo Touch for a 3 week loan from any Surrey Library.

Each Kobo Touch is loaded with Classics:

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Tristan & Iseult
  • Anna Karenina
  • Count of Monte Cristo
  • Mysterious Affair at Styles

Check the library catalogue for availability or reserve one today! www.surreylibraries.ca

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