Employment Networking with [email protected] Connect    

Are you looking for work or considering changing career paths? Then join us Thursday, April 21 for the third annual [email protected] Connect!

This event will once again be held at Le Cartier Restaurant, 255 Jacques Cartier Street South in Sherbrooke (across from the Jacques-Cartier park). This year the event, organized by CEDEC, Global Excel Management and Townshippers’ Association’s Make Way for YOUth project, will have representatives from two major employers.

Meet and get the chance to speak one on one with representatives from Global Excel Management and Freedom 55 Financial. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to network with both employers seeking multi-lingual candidates as well as to network with other job seekers. This event is free, however we ask attendees to confirming their presence on Eventbrite at www.5-7connect.eventbrite.com.

Following the [email protected] Connect event on April 21, visit the Salon Priorité Emploi on April 22 and 23 at the Centre de Foire in Sherbrooke and check out the first Multilingual Zone (Zone multilingue). This one-stop booth will offer bilingual and multilingual job seekers on-site second-language assessment (English and French) along with information about employers at the event with job postings that require second-language skills.

Townshippers’ and CEDEC will be at the Zone to welcome visitors while education students from Bishop’s University will conduct the on-site assessments from 10 am to 3 pm. Assessment are valid during the Salon Priorité Emploi Estrie and do not represent an official certification.

For more information on the [email protected] Connect event or the Multilingual Zone, contact Jenny Ménard, Make Way for YOUth Migration Agent, at 819-566-5717 or [email protected]

Volunteer Week

Remember, it’s Volunteer Week! Have you said “thank you” to a volunteer today? To all the amazing volunteers out there who help Townshippers’ out – from income tax filing, T-Day, and more – and all those who give their time in so many areas of our community, your efforts help make the world a better place for us all. Thank YOU!

Free Tax Clinic is Open

Don’t forget you still have a few more weeks to file your taxes before the April 30 deadline. This year many of you will have received a new RL 31 Slip from your landlord. It is important to include this slip with your income tax papers as it will be used in the calculation of your provincial Solidarity tax. If you own your own home you can bring in either your property or school taxes. If you did not receive an RL 31 slip ask your landlord. People living in low income housing and rooms will not receive this paper.

If you are an eligible low income individual or family, you may be able to take advantage of Townshippers’ free tax preparation clinic. Available by appointment only, our volunteers can prepare income tax and benefit returns for individuals at the following levels: $25,000 for an individual living alone, $30,000 for an individual with children (with $2,000 for each additional dependant) and $30,000 for a couple (with $2,000 for each additional dependant).

To make an appointment, contact Evelina Smith, Community Information Coordinator, at 819-566-2182, toll free: 1-877-566-2182 or email [email protected]

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website www.Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.

Published: Keeping in Touch column, Sherbrooke Record, Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: Job seekers will once again have the chance to meet and mingle with employers at the free [email protected] Connect on April 21 in Sherbrooke.