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Connect2Work 

Connect2Work is a pre-employment program that supports newcomer youth (ages 15-30) to build life and employability skills. The program offers several skill-building workshops, one-on-one employment coaching, ESL supports and valuable networking opportunities. Join the program to further support your settlement in Canada and continue developing your connections to various employment opportunities!

Join us for free workshops every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Robert Lee YMCA in Downtown Vancouver.

Have questions? Contact us at connect2work@gv.ymca.ca or join us in a free online information session. 

Online information sessions are held every second and fourth Monday of the month in the mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and in the evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Join Our Morning Information Session

Join Our Evening Information Session

Conversation Club


Our English Conversation Clubs are a great way to build English language skills, meet new friends and learn more about life in Canada. Offered twice a week.

Requirement: Must be a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or in Canada under CUAET measures.

Have questions?
Contact connections@gv.ymca.ca or phone 778.990.4856.

Click here to register for the Wednesday Club.

Canadian Fitness Connection


This free, eight-week program helps participants learn ways to stay fit while practicing English, meeting new friends and exploring Canadian life and culture. This program is for immigrants ages 19+ only.  To participate, you must be a Permanent Resident, a Convention Refugee or in Canada under CUAET measures.

To learn more and register, contact connections@gv.ymca.ca or
phone 604.374.5465.

Self Employment for Newcomers


This program offers immigrants/newcomers the opportunity to become a small business owner.

Next intake: June

How to apply:
Visit http://bit.ly/senc5 to register your interest in the program.
Proud program funder.

Proudly Supported By:
ScotiaBank

Social and Educational Events


These fun, free events happen monthly and are specially planned for newcomer individuals and families (long-term Canadian residents are welcome too as volunteers!). To participate, you must be a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or in Canada under CUAET measures. Made possible through our funding partners.

To learn more, please contact connections@gv.ymca.ca or phone 604.374.5465.

Conversations for Life
 

This program supports newcomers to build confidence, language skills, knowledge & intercultural relationships through weekly discussions over a period of 4 weeks. Made possible through our funding partners.

Eligibility criteria: must be a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or in Canada under CUAET measures.

To Learn more, please contact connections@gv.ymca.ca or phone 778 990 4856.