Career in Trades Webinar

We’ll show you what an apprenticeship looks like, which trades are in demand, and how you can find an employer-sponsor.

About this event

Join us on September 29th at 6:30pm for a FREE 40 minute “Join The Skilled Trades: Apprenticeship Webinar” Hosted by ITA Apprenticeship Advisors Kyle Kozak and Eric Le Francois.

Whether you’re looking to switch careers, or interested in joining the skilled trades, you’ll learn:


– what an apprenticeship pathway looks like,

– how to find an employer-sponsor,

– hear what it’s like to work in the skilled trades from a real tradesperson

– financial supports and pre-apprenticeship programs to get you started

Upcoming Virtual Hiring Fairs

Winners & HomeSense in Park Royal are hiring Part Time Sales
Associates, and this free virtual hiring fair is your chance to learn about
the organizations, ask questions and even be interviewed on the spot!
June 29, 2pm – 4pm, Online Event
Register now:
McDonald’s in Lonsdale, North Vancouver is hiring Crew Members and a
Guest Experience Leader, and this free virtual hiring fair is your chance to
learn about the jobs, ask questions and even be interviewed on the spot!
June 21, 2pm – 4pm, Online Event
Register now:
Earls Kitchen + Bar in West Vancouver is hiring kitchen staff, and this
free virtual hiring fair is your chance to learn about the organization,
ask questions and even be interviewed on the spot!
June 23, 24, 2pm – 4pm, Online Events
Register now:
Kin’s Farm Market in North Vancouver is hiring Sales Associates and Shift
Leaders, and this free virtual hiring fair is your chance to learn about the
organization, ask questions and even be interviewed on the spot!
July 5, 2pm – 4pm, Online Event
Register now:
White Spot at Park and Tilford in North Vancouver is hiring, and this free
virtual hiring fair is your chance to learn about the organization, ask
questions and even be interviewed on the spot!
June 22, 2pm – 4pm, Online Event
Register now:

Volunteer at Summer Art Exhibit

Call for Volunteers

North Van Arts is looking for volunteers to help run our upcoming exhibition, Ancient Forests. Volunteers will be present at CityScape Community Artspace to help manage the flow of visitors coming to view the exhibition, and to maintain a safe and comfortable environment.

Time Commitment
• The Ancient Forests exhibition runs from July 23rd – September 4th, 2021.
• Shifts are from 9:15am – 1:15pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
• Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of one shift per week throughout the exhibition period.
• Volunteers will attend training at North Van Arts to become familiar with the organization and with the exhibition (training date(s) TBD). This training will include an overview of North Van Arts’ COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Detailed Volunteer Information
The Ancient Forests exhibition involves two parts: an artwork display, and an immersive film installation viewed under a domed screen. We are limiting visitors to one bubble of 6 people at a time. Visitors will be invited to book a time slot to view the exhibition online. Drop-ins are welcome if there is space in the exhibition schedule.
We are looking for volunteers to manage the arrival and departure logistics of each group. Volunteers will be placed at the door of the gallery to welcome visitors, as well as within the exhibition to manage visitor flow.

Volunteers will be located at CityScape Community Artspace at 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2G3.

Email Katherine: – for more information or see Mrs. Knapp for an application.

Career in Sports Industry Event – Hosted by Whitecaps Staff

Careers in the Sports Industry

Vancouver Whitecaps Career in Sports Panel. This is a great program for anyone who is looking to enter the sports industry after completing their studies. The event will take place Tuesday, May 25th at 6pm and will feature members of the Whitecaps Staff from different departments to give a full overview of the organization.

If anyone is interested in attending, here is the link to purchase a ticket:



Oceanwise Youth To Sea Leadership Program

YouthToSea is a program for youth aged 15-18 in the lower mainland that aims to empower them to make a difference towards ocean conservation. It brings together 80 youth to provide them with opportunities to develop their ocean conservation knowledge and personal skills. It is a hands-on service-learning program that has three main components, (1) immersive learning journeys that help the youth explore their connections to nature and science-based career paths (2) skill building workshops that work with the youth to improve on their soft skills, and (3) ocean service projects which give the youth an opportunity to create their own service project in their community.

At YouthToSea, we endeavour to unite youth with one common goal: to protect and conserve our oceans. Our mission is to coach youth and provide them with opportunities to develop their problem-solving, critical-thinking, and communication skills. At the end of our program, youth are equipped with skills, tools, and strategies to be active decision-makers in their local, regional, and national communities.

(1) Immersive Learning Journeys

Learning Journeys are opportunities to take part in outdoor excursions or workshops that help youth explore their connections to nature as well as introduce a variety of science-based career paths. All learning journeys are connected to Ocean Wise’s conservation strategy pillars: Climate Change, Unsustainable Resource Use and Pollution. Past examples of Learning Journeys include:

  • Kayak & Water Sampling: Kayak deep cove and learn how to take water samples and analyze them for common water quality indicators
  • Takaya Salmon Tour: Boat up Indian arm to a salmon spawning deep pool to swim with migrating salmon. Learn about traditional Tsleil-Waututh uses of the land and more about the sustainability of Salmon as a resource.
  • Providence Sailboat: Spend the day sailing in Howe Sound on the Providence, learning about the ecology in the area and oceanography as a career path.
  • Snowshoeing the Watershed: An exploration of Seymour via snowshoe, learning about our local watersheds and how they contribute to the health of the coastal ecosystem and oceans as a whole
  • Salmon Skin Leather Making: Learn how to turn raw salmon skins into usable leather and explore the role of traditional knowledge and Coast Salish traditions in this 2 day workshop
  • Shoreline Cleanups: Join the group to complete shoreline cleanups, direct action that leads to a healthy ocean environment.

(2) Skill Building Workshops

These workshops bring the group together to work on improving your soft skills and confidence. They are all based in experiential learning, which means there will be no lecturing, only hands on activities and games to promote learning. Workshop topics may include:

  • – Action Planning
  • – Communication
  • – Public Speaking
  • – Problem Solving
  • – Leadership
  • – Mental Health Strategies

(3) Ocean Service Project

As part of this program, we encourage students to create their own ocean service project to address a conservation issue they see in their own community. In the past students have run shoreline cleanups, led waste-free workshops, held film screenings, and campaigned to make their schools single-use plastic free to name a few. The ocean service project can be whatever the student is interested in. Examples from the 2020/2021 cohort can be found at www.youthtoseablog/com/y2sshowcase

Ocean Wise will provide resources to help with these projects including one on one mentorship and access to grant funding.

Time Commitment:

This program asks participants to commit to completing 120 hours of service before March 2022. The program is designed for participants to earn service monthly Learning Journey’s across Metro Vancouver. Youth can expect to contribute 10-12 hours a month to the program.

The program will begin June 1st 2021 and conclude March 31st 2022. Generally, each month there will be the opportunity for one full day excursion, one part-day workshop and one monthly group call online. The program also includes a 3 day, 2 night immersive learning journey during Spring Break 2022 (location TBD).


  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Must be 15-18 years of age (Born between June 1st 2002 – June 1st 2007)

Cost of Participation:

This is a fully funded program and there is no cost to the participant. This includes costs for offsite travel, food, accommodation, and certification expenses.

YouthToSea Group Calls:

Attendance at YouthToSea Monthly Group Calls is strongly encouraged to be able to meaningfully and successfully engage in the leadership program.

Youth should expect to gain experience with these soft skills:

  • Leadership; decision-making, mentoring, and conflict management
  • Communication; listening, negotiation, and public speaking
  • Critical Thinking; problem-solving, adaptability, and innovative-solutions
  • Teamwork; cultural- and self-awareness, empathy, and inclusion