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Employment Workshop for the Spouses, Partners and Families of International Students: Wednesday, February 2nd

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Do you have a spouse, common-law partner or family member with you in Canada, who would like to work? Finding employment in an unfamiliar country can be a challenge for international spouses, partners and families; SFU International would like to connect you to the resources and services that are available to you while you are in Canada.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Location: Maggie Benston Centre (MBC) Room 1300/02 (same floor as SFU International)

How to register for this workshop:

(1) Complete the online application form.

(2) Pay your $5.00 registration fee in exact cash to the SFU International front desk (MBC 1200) by 4:00PM on Monday, January 31st.  (Please note that without paying the fee, your registration will be considered incomplete and you will not be issued a workshop ticket)

Topics that may be covered include:
- How do international spouses and students find jobs they are qualified for?
- How do I search for jobs in the Canadian job market? How do I access the “hidden job market”?
- What employment services are available to international spouses and students while they are in Canada?
- What to expect from the Canadian job market; what are the expectations while working in Canada?

For more information, contact intl_programs@sfu.ca.

Understanding the Canadian Health System: Wednesday September 22nd

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
  • Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
  • Time: 12:30 – 1:20PM
  • Location Maggie Benston Centre Room 2290/92 (top floor of MBC, Burnaby Campus)
  • FREE Information Session

Confused by the medical system in Canada? Figuring it out when you’re ill or injured can add additional stress. Learn how to access health services on and off campus, get an explanation of the medical insurance system and how it works, learn tips on how to communicate with health professionals, and much more.

This session is highly recommended for all new international students to attend.