The Victoria Multicultural Business Connector (VMBC) is a group of professional immigrants & business owners in Victoria B.C. that is committed to establishing multicultural incubators and opportunities for professionals. VMBC has created a platform for Victoria’s immigrants to flourish their ideas into reality and help them to overcome obstacles. VMBC assists immigrants to find their path to success.
Our next event is on February 20th, 2020
Challenges of Canada’s Newcomers and Opportunities in Canada’s Thriving Construction Industry
Linda Ryan, coach, consultant and change management specialist, has dedicated her career to working with multiple stakeholders; bringing people and process together. Hands-on experience in management, corporate communications and leadership coaching has enabled her to support semi-state, for-profit and not-for profit initiatives grow their impact.
A dual Irish-Canadian citizen and Vancouver Islander, Linda builds collaborations within Canada’s construction industry between employers, professional bodies and settlement services as an Employment Liaison for the BC Construction Association-Integrating Newcomers (BCCA-IN) program.
Integrating Newcomers is a nationally funded pre-arrival program for PR approved applicants by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that helps newcomers outside of Canada successfully settle anywhere within Canada. Linda ensures skilled immigrants successfully transition their careers and lives in Canada creating stronger communities, industries and economies.
Linda will speak about opportunities in the construction industry on Vancouver Island, the challenges newcomers face when arriving in Canada to access employment and the role of settlement services such as Integrating Newcomers to ensure newcomers are successful upon arriving in Canada.
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VMBC Networking events are open (but not limited) to:
- Business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, sponsors
- Volunteers, and people looking to gain Canadian experience.
- Engineers, architects, and technicians
- Doctors, practitioners, lawyers
- Advisors, consultants, professionals
VMBC members enjoy the benefits to:
- Introducing and sharing ideas, products, expertise, and services
- Building a great and influential network
- Find partners, investors
- Easily overcome obstacles
The foreign exposure and operations in Victoria are constantly increasing, yet the common hardships; such as, lack of local knowledge, networking, funds, etc. still prevail. VMBC aims to address the questions or concerns of foreigners, who are business owners or planning to establish their businesses or; all professionals trying to break into the professional job market.
Surrounded by volunteers, professionals, sponsors and investors from a variety of sectors, information and networks are constantly refreshed and available.
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