The Programme d'immigration francophone de la Colombie-Britannique settlement officers have designated February as a Francophone immigrant-job-search month!
The francophone presence in British Columbia is still rising! Speaking French is trendy and that’s why Victoria and Vancouver offices joined their resources to encourage bilingualism.
Moreover, bilingualism is an asset for all newcomers. French is the first official language of 1,4 per cent of the province of British-Colombia and 7 per cent of British-Colombians speak both French and English. (Source: Francophones of British Columbia, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca by Nicolas Kenny et Celine Cooper)
All year-long, numerous job workshops are offered to francophone immigrants such as Employment Express Sessions. Programme d'immigration francophone de la Colombie-Britannique settlement officers help people to understand employers' needs.
They also provide information about the labour market and promote networking opportunities. In addition, they provide guidance to help Résume and Cover letter writting to Canadian employer's standards.
No less than 6 employers attended the Victoria Job Fair on February 24. During a couple of hours, they interviewed at least 50 potentials employees.
The New Westminster Office held a job Fair on February 28. As a result, no less than 55 job seekers showed up to give their résume to a dozen employers.
Many thanks to everyone for coming! Stay tuned for the next upcoming Job Fair!