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YES workshops for November

When:
November 1, 2017 – November 30, 2017 all day
2017-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
2017-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
YES Montreal or online
Contact:
YES Montreal
514-878-9788

Newcomer’s Employment Program now offered at YES!

Are you a permanent resident of Canada? looking for your first Canadian job, but face barriers due to a lack of local experience?

We offer FREE career counselling, a mentorship program, and specialized job search workshops specifically tailored to English-speaking immigrants who are permanent residents of Quebec to help you gain employability skills and achieve your professional goals.

Don’t Miss Out on These Upcoming Workshops:

Job Finding Techniques for Newcomers: Wednesday, November 15 -10:00AM-12:00PM

The Canadian Workplace – Cultivating Professional Relationships: Wednesday, December 13 – 10:00AM-12:00PM

For more information, visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca or contact us at 514-878-9788.


Jump Start Your Job Search

Tuesdays & Fridays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost: FREE

The starting point to launch your job search!

When it comes to starting your job search, there’s no time like the present. Start your search off on the right foot by attending this orientation session which will walk you through all of the available services, as well as provide information to help you navigate the job search process. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about effective job search strategies and get tips on how to access the hidden job market and use social media in your job search.

In order to have access to workshops or appointments with a Job Search Counsellor, participants must first attend this session.

If this is your first time visiting YES, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the workshop. For more information, please call 514-878-9788.

Pre-registration is required. Registration begins at 1:15pm.

For more information, please call 514-878-9788


Jump Start Your Business

Wednesday afternoons, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

FREE

Handout package: $2.00

Thinking of starting a business or seeking financing?

If you are going to take the leap and start your own business, there are several things you need to consider ahead of time. As an entrepreneur you do not want to miss this orientation session which will walk you through the steps you need to take and the different types of financing options that are available to get your new or existing venture funded.

Following this workshop there will be an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a YES Business Coach for 15 minutes to get answers to your questions and determine your individualized service plan.

For more information call 514-878-9788.

After these workshops there will be an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a YES Business Coach for 15 minutes to answer your questions and to determine your individualized service plan. For more information call 514-878-9788.

Please Note: Clients wishing to obtain entrepreneurship services are encouraged to first attend this free workshop.


Jump Start Your Art & Financing Options

Monday, Nov 13:  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

(Session repeats Oct 23)

FREE

Are you an artist seeking to make a living from your creativity and talent, but don’t know how?
Many artists want to live off their art – but where do you start? This orientation session will outline the support services that are available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and give an overview on how you can finance your work. We’ll touch upon key things to consider when building a career or business in the arts – from understanding the funding landscape, to developing relationships with key stakeholders, as well as marketing and essential grant-writing tips – so you can get started today.

After these workshops there will be an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a YES Artist Coach for 15 minutes to get answers to your questions and determine your individualized service plan.

For more information visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca or call us at 514-878-9788

Group Coaching for Artists

Thursdays, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Free*

Hosted and moderated by the YES Artist Coach, this informal open coaching block offers the benefits of coaching and peer support all in one. Encouraging  group and individual learning through the exchange of ideas, information, resources and strategies between peers working towards careers in the arts and/or in arts-entrepreneurship, this session is available on a first-come, first served basis and will cover the following themes:


Networking : November 30

*for this service, you must have a file activated with us. For more information visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca or call us at 514-878-9788

 


 

Business Basics for Startups Seminar Series

Cost: $50 for the series (3 seminars)

Ready to launch a new venture or grappling with a new business idea?

This three-week seminar is suitable for both novice entrepreneurs as well as the more experienced owner who is launching a new venture or is new to business in Quebec. We will provide you with pragmatic insights, tools and theories to help get your business started on the right foot. Webex services are also available to our clients in Montreal and the surrounding Quebec regions. This series sells out quickly. Register now!

 

Ideation & Validation – Speaker: Ron Abraira, John Molson School of Business

Tuesday, November 7: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

How can I make this idea work?

 

Business Structure & Legal Implications – Speaker: Paul Dery-Goldberg, Lawyer, Spiegel Sohmer

Tuesday, November 14: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

How can I avoid legal pitfalls and protect my business?

 

Building Awareness & Sales

Speaker: John Scott Bailey, President, JSB & Associates, Marketingout.ca

Tuesday, November 21: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

How can I make sales and grow my business?

 

Available in-centre and online. Pre-registration is required. To register online>>> http://bit.ly/BIZBASICS

For more information visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca or call us at 514-878-9788


Copyright Essentials: Protecting Your Work

Cost: $20.00

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

6:30PM-8:30PM

Sharing and downloading digital media has never been easier. But how can you protect the artworks that you create so that they’re not infringed upon? What are the risks and other considerations you need to know when showcasing your creations online?

Our speaker will cover the essentials of copyrights as well as the fair use and public domain of copyrighted material. You will also learn about the legal considerations to bear in mind when conducting your business online, from contracts to social media.

 

Speaker: Gabriella Rozankovic, Lawyer, Lussier & Khouzam, Arts & Entertainment Law

 

Available in-centre and online. Pre-registration is required. To register online>>> http://bit.ly/ARTSCOPY

 

For more information visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca or call us at 514-878-9788

 

 

 

Enhance Your Job Search with Social Media

Cost: $20.00

Thursday, November 23, 2017

6:30PM-8:30PM

 

You are already familiar with most social media platforms. Why not leverage that experience to supercharge your job search?

 

In this workshop, you will learn about and implement features from several social media networks including keyword monitoring and geolocation on Twitter, job opportunities on specialized Facebook pages and groups, and more. Plus, you will also find out how to conduct offline follow-ups for your online efforts. If you want to find job offers you won’t find anywhere else and put yourself on the radar of decision-makers and key employees of companies, then this session is not to be missed.

 

Speaker: Angela Rodriguez, Digital Marketing Specialist, Asturia Technologies

 

Available in-centre and online. Pre-registration is required. To register online>>> http://bit.ly/EYJSWSM

 

For more information visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca or call us at 514-878-9788

 

 

Show Me The Money: Finance Panel

Cost: $20.00

Tuesday November 28, 2017

6:30 PM -8:30 PM

 

Want to know how to finance your business but you aren’t sure how?

 

Making the right financing choice for your business is vital, but getting to the right choice can be confusing, even risky. Hear from our panel of finance experts who will discuss the various financial options that are available, including community and government grants and loans, banks, venture capital, angel investors, crowdfunding and other alternate sources.

 

Panelists:

Véronique Ferron, Business Development Manager, QC, Futurpreneur

Farnoosh Boroomand, B.B.A , MBA, Finances, Branch Manager, Scotiabank

Gilbert Samaha MBA, FRM, Directeur Servicesconseils et financement, PME MTL Centre-Ville

Elisabeth Laett, Founding Partner & President, Xaphan Group

Denis Karegeya, MBA, Financing Advisor, Fondation Montréal inc.

 

Available in-centre and online. Pre-registration is required. To register online>>> http://bit.ly/YESFINANCE

 

For more information visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca or call us at 514-878-9788

 

 

How to Diversify Your Revenue with YouTube

Cost: $20.00

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

 

Did you know there are over 20 ways that you can gain revenue through hosting a blog or building a social media platform?

One of those ways is “Influencer Marketing”, which is quickly becoming ‘the’ new way of persuading viewers and followers to become paying customers. Agencies are being launched specifically to represent and manage content creators and then match them with brands and build campaigns. This engaging workshop will show how you can diversify your financing as an ‘influencer’ in order to bring in additional income or even turn it into a full-time career.

 

Speaker: Patrick Balyan, Influencer Marketer and YouTube Community Leader

 

 

Available in-centre and online. Pre-registration is required. To register online>>> http://bit.ly/YESYOUTUBE

 

For more information visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca or call us at 514-878-9788

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