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SYNC Talks: Finding Opportunities for Youth in the Age of Covid19

January 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you a young person living in Metro Vancouver? Are you a newcomer or an immigrant/refugee youth who wants to know how you can find job opportunities and volunteer postings while in Canada? This workshop is for you!

On Monday, January 31, Surrey Youth Newcomer Council (SYNC) will host a Zoom workshop to help newcomer youth find volunteer and job opportunities.

In this free online workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to find jobs online, including part-time jobs for students
  • Learn more about the employment benefits available to you as a youth or as a student
  • Learn about Employment Insurance
  • Know where to find summer internships or volunteer opportunities
  • Know how to create your own resume using a template
  • What newcomers need to know before applying for a job (Social Insurance Number, banking information, etc.)

A representative from Service Canada and an experienced youth speaker will present tips and advice on the best way to start your career in Canada as a newcomer.

This event is FREE, but registration is required. Go to   or email to register.

 The Zoom link to this event will be sent to all those who registered 48 hours before the event.


Aileen Mittoni has been employed with the federal government for the last 15 years and in her current role in Community Outreach and Liaison Services at Service Canada for the last several years. Her role takes her to various communities in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley of BC where she meets and liaises with community organizations, employers, unions, health agencies, school districts, etc. in order to provide general information regarding Service Canada programs and service so that all Canadians may be aware the benefits available to them and how to access these benefits.

Trisha Dulku lives, works, and learns on the unceded traditional territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Tsleil Waututh and Tsawwassen First Nations. As a child of immigrant parents and the eldest daughter in a Punjabi household, her story echoes many others within the South Asian community whose parents immigrated to Canada to build a better life and to provide opportunity for their children. This experience coupled with Trisha’s avid love for reading led to her BA in World Literature and History at Simon Fraser University. Empathy and building relationships are at the center of Trisha’s keen love for volunteerism and she primarily channels this through her work with the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre to co-develop programs and initiatives in Surrey for the purpose of building more resilient communities and more engaged SFU students and alumni. Trisha also serves as a member of the Surrey White Rock Literacy Task Group and on Alex House’s Advisory Committee for the Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants.

This event is made possible by Rising Youth Community Service Grants.


January 31, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm