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The Importance of Soft Skills

For many newcomers to Canada, writing a resume that fits Canadian standards is the first small step towards the search for employment. A lot of effort is put into making...
How to Prepare for an Interview

Interview Strategies: How to Prepare for an Interview

You have made your move to Canada. You have gotten settled, perfected your resume and are applying to jobs. You even get an interview! What next? Preparation is key and...
A Guide to Informational Interviews-1

A Guide to Informational Interviews

You’re brand new to an area or field and looking to get started. What do you do? All the advice says to start networking and gathering information but how do...
New Year's Eve in Canada

New Year’s Eve in Canada

New Year's Eve is here! There are many traditions all around the world for the holiday. Here is some information about New Year’s Eve in Canada. Canada, like many other...
Volunteering why and how

Volunteering: Why and How

One of the most significant pieces of advice people job searching get, especially if they don’t have a lot of experience in their field or are new to the area,...
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Green Economy Bridging Program Partnership

Bridging programs are a vital post-arrival service for newcomers in Canada who are looking for a job in their field or one commensurate with their education and experience. These programs...
How to use linkedin in your job search

How To Use LinkedIn In Your Job Search

When you start your job search first thing you do is work on your resume. You think through details and make sure that it's targeted to the job you are...
SOPA BC and BCCA-IN Partnership

SOPA BC and BCCA-IN Partnership

More and more people are choosing to immigrate to Canada. It feels like a blessing that people with such diverse skills and backgrounds are coming to Canada from so many...
Arrive Prepared for Winter

Arrive Prepared for Winter in Canada

No matter where you live in Canada, it’s wise to be prepared for the winter. Here are our tips for staying warm, driving safely and having fun during the winter...
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Welcome to Canada: The BCCA Integrating Newcomers Team

The British Columbia Construction Association’s Integrating Newcomers (BCCA-IN) is a program that helps newcomers to Canada enter the construction workforce in British Columbia. With a variety of services, the team...