VIBE NEWS UPDATE
‘Helping to bring together Irish and Canadian professionals to network and achieve success’
VANCOUVER – Vancouver Irish Business & Enterprise (VIBE) held an immigration evening on April 28 in the Delta Suites Hotel downtown.
Senior representatives from the BC Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP) presented the current options available for Irish people to become permanent residents of Canada.
Their presentation not only covered the various programmes available but also highlighted the timelines involved, recent changes and gave a lot of great practical advice to those present on how to get their permanent resident status.
A questions and answers session also featured contributions from one of the partners of Synergy Business Lawyers – Brian Rudy, a corporate and immigration lawyer who highlighted some important issues to consider for those interested in extending their stay in Canada.
The PNP representatives said they would be happy to come back again to present for VIBE, so if you missed the event and are interested in coming to a second PNP event, please contact email@example.com.
VIBE was established two years ago to help bring Irish and Canadian business professionals together to grow their network and help achieve success. VIBE promotes entrepreneurship among business professionals and serves as a bridge between its members and the community.
Membership of VIBE for one year costs $50 per person or $75 per couple. VIBE has planned an exciting schedule of events for 2011 and early 2012 with many interesting speakers to be featured.
Monthly Breakfast Sevens – A monthly meeting where professionals and business owners get together for a nice breakfast downtown to share ideas and help each other grow their business and networks. Cost is $20 (which includes breakfast, tea/coffee, tax and tip).
The next meeting takes place at 7 AM on May 10 at Mahony & Sons fantastic new bar in the waterfront Convention Centre.
The Irish Ambassador to Canada, Ray Bassett will be VIBE’s special guest at this breakfast. Places are limited, if you would like to attend, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 30 – Terry Small “A workout for your brain”
July – Networking BBQ (subsidized event)
September – Business Trade Show
October – Philip McKernan and Paul Gleeson “Authenticity & Adventure”
November – Setting up a business in Vancouver
December – VIBE Christmas party
February – How to lower your taxes
VIBE members receive priority access Breakfast Sevens, free entry and priority to VIBE's monthly events (entrance fee for non-members will be $15-$20 per event).
More details on each event published closer to the date at www.vibevancouver.com.