INFO SESSION: Gateway to Tourism and Hospitality Jobs for Newcomers

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INFO SESSION: Gateway to Tourism and Hospitality Jobs for Newcomers

Curious about jobs in hospitality & tourism? Or finding work in these fields? Attend this info session to learn how we could help you!

By ISSofBC Career Services

When and where

Date and time

Wed, Jan 18, 2023 1:30 PM - Wed, Jun 28, 2023 2:30 PM PST



About this event

Bring your questions!

This Info Session provides more details about the Gateway to Tourism & Hospitality Jobs for Newcomers Program.


About Gateway

Gateway to Tourism & Hospitality Jobs for Newcomers is a fully-funded program.

We offer the following services at no cost to you:

  • One-on-one support with a Career Strategist
  • Employment readiness workshops (in-person and virtual) to improve your resume, cover letter and job interview skills
  • Certifications (e.g. First Aid, Food Safe, Serving It Right, etc.)
  • Access to professional training and upgrading (e.g. Introduction to Tourism Micro-Credentials, Business English class, Essential computers skills for the workplace, Customer services basis, Cashier, Barista, Travel Agent, etc.)
  • Mentor and employer matching
  • Introduction to our vast network of professionals who will guide you in adjusting to the Canadian workplace culture
  • Additional supports: bus tickets, PPE/ work gear, licensed childminding services as needed, mental wellness check-in

To participate in the program, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have been in Canada 5 years or less
  • English Level - Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5
  • Live in British Columbia -Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria, Okanagan, the Kootenays, and Prince George regions
  • Immigration status: naturalized Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected person with a Work Permit valid for one year (from the date joining the program)
  • Seeking entry-level work within the Tourism & Hospitality sector; worked in the field and were laid off due to COVID; or already working in the industry and may require some re-skilling and/or up skilling to improve and retain the job for advancement purposes

Contact Us


Phone: (604) 809-7103

Office: 612 – 333 Terminal Ave., Vancouver

About the Immigrant Services Society of BC

Since 1972, we’ve been providing a variety of support services for immigrants and refugees to help them get settled, find careers and learn all they need to know about starting their new lives in Canada. Through our dedicated staff, volunteers and community partners, we provide settlement, education and employment services for over 20,000 clients every year.

About the ISSofBC Career Services

New immigrants to Canada have different job search needs. Our decades-long experience with newcomer job-seekers and the variety of quality employment services we offer will help you find success.


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Our programs and services are available through 14 offices in 10 communities in Metro Vancouver, Squamish and Cariboo North.

Our offices are located on the traditional, unceded and occupied territories of the Coast Salish and Sto:lo peoples, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwitlem, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt and Lheidli T'enneh Nations. We recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.

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