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2017 GHC Fall Walking Tour & Social

New to the city? Want to build connections, networks and find opportunities in Hamilton? 

Come to our Fall Walking Tour & Social to meet and network with international students and young professionals, and discover what Hamilton has to offer.

Discover the beautiful Waterfront and enjoy food and drinks at William’s Fresh Café. Explore the Waterfront Trails in a guided walking tour by Bay Area Restoration Council.

FREE event – just RSVP here!

How to get to William’s Fresh Café, 47 Discovery Drive

From McMaster University and Mohawk College: Take any bus heading to downtown Hamilton. Walk to / Stop at Bay at Main. Walk along Bay Street and take Bus #4 at Bay opposite George. Stop at James at BurlingtonWalk to William’s Fresh Café.

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Outdoors @ Christie Lake

Enjoy nature’s wonder at Christie Lake Conservation Area! Dubbed as “one of the most beautiful lake settings in the Niagara Escarpment,” Christie Lake is home to beautiful trails and an ideal spot for picknicking.

Join us to experience the great Canadian outdoors!

Saturday, July 15 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (pick up time included)

Cost: $10 per person. Transportation (round trip) and BBQ lunch included. Limited to 40 seats.
* Want to attend but do not have a credit card to purchase tickets online? Email globalhamiltonconnect@gmail.com to register to pay for ticket in cash on July 15.

Bus pick up locations:
Mohawk College – 9 a.m. (Fennell campus, roundabout across from St. Joe’s Hospital)
City Hall – 9:25 a.m.
McMaster University – 9:50 a.m. (Turnabout in front of Ivor Wynne Centre)

*If you’d like transportation to Christie Lake, please select pick up location when you buy your ticket.

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Perfect your pitch: Networking your way to career success

Discover what makes a great first impression. Tammy Hwang, Business Development Coordinator (City of Hamilton’s Global Hamilton office) and Co-founder (CoMotion Group), will lead us in a workshop on how to perfect your pitch in preparation for job fairs, interviews and networking events.

  • Learn how to market your skills and talents to a potential employer.
  • Make new contacts and meet young professionals and entrepreneurs from around the city who will help you practice, give you feedback, and make suggestions on how to better present yourself.

The event will be separated into two parts:

  • First part: Interactive presentation by Tammy Hwang on how to perfect your elevator pitch and network effectively
  • Second part: Practice networking session with young professionals, entrepreneurs and employers

Event date: Thursday, May 18
Venue: CoMotion on King, 115 King Street East, 3rd floor
Doors open: 6 p.m. Presentation: 7 p.m. Networking: 7:30 p.m.
REGISTER here.

Note: CoMotion can seat 100 people in its main event space comfortably for the presentation portion of this event. Seating is first come first served so be sure to arrive early!

FREE admission. Refreshments provided. Share your experience using #GHCPitch.

Thank you to our venue sponsor!

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My Winter 2017

What is winter like outside of Canada? For those who are not from Canada, winter is more than just snow, hot chocolate, warm fire places and maple syrup on snow.

Come have a chat with us to learn about winter experiences from all over the world. My Winter is a series of laid-back conversations with newcomers sharing fond memories experiences of winter in their countries.

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2017
TIME: 2 – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Hamilton Waterfront Trust Theatre, 47 Discovery Drive

FREE event. No registration required.

This event is part of Tourism Hamilton’s Winterfest, Feb. 4-20. For full schedule of events and activities during Winterfest, click here.

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Pathways to Permanent Residency in Canada (2017)

The government has made major policy changes to the pathway to permanent residency in Canada. How have these changes impacted international students and other applicants seeking to stay?

Come and hear Elizabeth Long of Long Mangalji LLP speak on her previous year working with PR applicants and her critical reflection on the efficacy of the Express Entry System in meeting Canada’s demand for skilled immigrants.

WHEN: Monday, January 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

FREE event. Just register!

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Summer job opportunity: Business Development Intern

City of Hamilton’s Global Hamilton office is hiring a Business Development Intern for summer 2016.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Under the direction of the Senior Project Manager of the Global Hamilton Office, promotes business in Hamilton by providing information resources and consultation services that will enhance and increase small business in Hamilton. Responsible for consulting and outreach to support the Hamilton small business community, with a particular focus on local immigrant and ethnic communities.

Deadline to apply: February 22, 2016 by 4 p.m.

Submit your application to:

Sarah Wayland, PhD
Sr. Project Manager
City Hall, 71 Main St. W., 7th floor
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5
global@hamilton.ca

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My Winter video series

“My Winter” is a video series by Global Hamilton Connect featuring newcomers to Canada and their personal winter season reflections.

WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016; 3:30 – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Hamilton Waterfront Trust Theatre, 47 Discovery Drive

FREE event. No registration required.

This event is part of Tourism Hamilton’s Winterfest, Feb. 6-15. For full schedule of events and activities during Winterfest, click here.

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Pathways to Permanent Residency in Canada

It has been one year since the government has made major policy changes to the pathway to permanent residency in Canada. How have these changes impacted international students and other applicants seeking to stay? Come and hear Elizabeth Long speak on her last year working with PR applicants and her critical reflection on the efficacy of the Express Entry System in meeting Canada’s demand for skilled immigrants.

FREE event. Details below.

WHEN
Monday, 25 January 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

WHERE
Hamilton City Hall – 71 Main St. West Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5 CA

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International student profile series

There are many international students that call Hamilton “home.” No matter where they are from, international students bring with them a wealth of experiences and perspectives to the city.
We invite you to share your experiences, interests and work in this series of international student profiles. We hope that you will take this chance to talk about your background, your experiences in Hamilton as well as advice for fellow international students.

Upon submitting your responses, a writer will contact you to follow up. Submissions will be published on Global Hamilton Connect’s website.

If you have any questions, please contact Global Hamilton Connect at globalhamiltonconnect@gmail.com

Thank you for your submission. We look forward to sharing your stories.

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GHC Fall Social, October 1

Welcome back GHC members! We hope you had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to starting Global Hamilton Connect’s second year with us as much as we are! As an executive board we are happy to share with you some of our upcoming events and opportunities to be involved in the city. We welcome all new members and look forward to seeing the rest of you.

Exactly one year ago we launched Global Hamilton Connect with a Fall Social event. Come join our one year celebration and tell us what you would like GHC to offer you this year. Meet other students and young professionals in the city, play some games, and hear Leo Johnson from Empowerment Squared speak about his experience coming to Canada as a young man and the amazing work he has been doing to help others locally and internationally.

Leo is the founder/executive director of Empowerment Squared. He moved to Canada in 2006 after spending eight years as a refugee. With a vision to help youth in Canada and Liberia become champions in their communities, he started Empowerment Squared. Leo’s work has been recognized worldwide for its innovation and impact and has received several prestigious awards for his efforts in the community.

This year we are excited to have our social at Serve Ping Pong where they provide a fun, social, and interactive experiences that are centred around the game of ping pong and delicious food and drinks. Snacks provided. Purchase your own drinks.

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GHC Fall Social, October 1, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Serve Ping Pong, 115 King Street East (2nd floor)