Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week Returns with a Focus on Workplace Culture

posted on November 19, 2019

By Canadian Inquirer |

Coquitlam, BC – Organized by the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP), which is led by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and in collaboration with several service providers and organizations, the Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week (NEW) returns this year from November 18-22 with a focus on workplace culture.

The goal of Tri-Cities NEW is to support newcomers in their employment goals by creating networking opportunities among immigrants, service providers and employers. With this year’s theme on the importance of workplace culture, newcomer jobseekers will receive the opportunity to learn about the key role workplace culture has in the recruitment and retention of employees.

“As the leading agency of the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. along with our TCLIP partners are pleased to be bringing this event back for newcomers,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “By providing access and showcasing the availability of resources and opportunities for jobseekers, we hope to reduce the barriers that many new immigrants may face in achieving their employment goals.”

Tri-Cities NEW’s first-day welcome event featured a keynote speech from Maylen Crespo who immigrated to Canada in 2002 and is the Community Lead Manager with the Family Services of Greater Vancouver; an employer panel with representatives from small to large business, government and non-profit employers; a networking workshop; a speed-networking activity and a resume clinic and resource fair.

The rest of the week will be dedicated to workplace tours for jobseekers to learn more about a particular organization, their workplace culture and the recruiting process. The tours will take place at several Tri-Cities-based business and organizations across a wide variety of sectors including hospitality, education, government, retail, health, banking and self-employment.

This year’s Tri-Cities NEW is supported by the following event sponsors and partners: Vancity, Coquitlam Public Library, Douglas College Training Group, ISSofBC, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., MOSAIC, YWCA WorkBC Centres, City of Port Moody, Immigrant Employment Council of BC, Coquitlam Continuing Education, Windmill Microlending, SHARE Family & Community Services Society, Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada.

Last year, Tri-Cities NEW attracted over 180 individuals who participated in 33 employment-related activities over four days, with some receiving job offers during the event.

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