Vancouver immigrant career fair on November 9

New to Canada? You’re not alone, according to the latest Census figures that show the growing number of immigrants in Canada — one in five Canadians (21.9 per cent to be exact) were born in another country. But the immigration journey isn’t always easy, which is where Canadian Immigrant magazine’s Career, Education & Settlement Immigrant Fair comes in.

The fifth annual fair is coming back to Vancouver, November  9, 2017, to help immigrants on their journey to success in Canada.  The fair will be at Vancouver Convention Centre East (999 Canada Place) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This free expo for internationally trained professionals includes a diverse tradeshow of exhibitors, including several hiring employers like Lush Cosmetics and Hudson’s Bay, and more. The tradeshow promises to be the largest one yet, with information on everything from careers, to continuing education, to mortgages.

Also, don’t miss the great lineup of speakers, including Canadian Immigrant columnist Silvia Di Blasio, who will share tips on making the most of self-employment and freelancing.  Plus, if you have a financial background, don’t miss the session on becoming a CPA by CPA-BC.

Catherine Steele is back with her popular English pronunciation class, which was standing-room only at last year’s fair. For more accent reduction help, Patrick Byrne of L2 Accent Reduction will host his own interactive activity, following a new Networking Café run by RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Trish Mandewo. Top it off with resumé help from ISSofBC and a homebuying workshop by an immigrant mortgage professional.

And, if you’re in B.C. only temporarily but want to become a permanent resident, get the immigration information you need from back-to-back workshops on Express Entry and the BC provincial nominee program.

To learn more about the fair and pre-register, go to

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