Employment Services

JFSA provides a broad range of Employment Services to strengthen and enhance the quality of life of Jewish community members, including newcomers and Canadian job seekers who are trained professionals and tradespeople seeking employment in the Greater Vancouver area.

JFSA’s Employment Counsellors work with clients to develop individual Employment Action Plans to ensure that services are relevant to each client’s circumstances to enhance their employability.

JFSA provides Job Seekers in our community with unique resources, including:

  • Individual Job Search/Employment Counselling and Coaching
  • Resume Development
  • Interview Preparation
  • Employment Workshops
  • JFSA Job Bank Service
  • JFSA Alumni Mentorship Program

Referrals are provided to:

  • Employment agencies
  • Licensing bodies
  • Training courses
  • Internships
  • Education & volunteer opportunities in the Jewish & broader community

JFSA offers a number of Employment Workshops, including:

Identifying Your Strengths

In this workshop, learn how to identify and focus on your strengths so that you will stand out from other candidates. Participate in a series of self-assessment exercises that will help you to develop a summary sheet with words and terms that you can use for your job search marketing materials.

Managing Your Canadian Work Search

Learn how Canadian employers search for and select job candidates. This workshop encourages participants to adopt a project management approach to the job search process, and shows them how to use various job search methods effectively. Develop a Professional Self-Introduction Statement (30 second summary), and learn why networking is a reciprocal and life-long skill.

Winning Interview Skills Canadian Style

Participate in interactive exercises that highlight the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” before, during and after the interview. Learn valuable interview tips, how to build rapport, and practice non-verbal communication.

Job Search Re-Boot

Find a job sooner by taking part in this workshop that will review the most effective job search strategies.

Employment Workshops Schedule:  
At the JFSA Offices

Thursday Oct. 20, 2016           10-2 pm
“Networking Skills Intensive Practice Workshop”

Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016        10-12 pm
“Informational Meetings Part 1”

Wednesday Nov. 16, 2016      10-12 pm
“Informational Meetings Part 2”

Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016        10-12 pm
“Winning Interview Skills Part 1”

Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016      10-12 pm
“Winning Interview Skills Part 2”

Wednesday Jan. 11, 2016       10-2 pm
“Job Search Re-boot”

Click here to sign up for a workshop today.

For more information about our Employment Services, please contact one of our Employment Counsellors, listed below.

Dinah Tiessen, CCDP
Employment Counsellor
Naz Gurbuz, CCDP
Employment Counsellor
Valerie Atyeo
Acting Director of Employment, Settlement, and Admin
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