What's Snapp?

Snapp (Skilled Newcomers and Professionals Partnership) is a pilot program that matches skilled newcomers with local professionals for 1:1 chats to share employment advice. Snapp is developed by PeaceGeeks with funding from Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada, and is a collaborative project with settlement agencies in Metro Vancouver.

Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, we ask all participants to conduct meet-ups remotely (via video call or phone call).

For newcomers

Recently arrived in Canada? Want to build your professional network? Looking for job-seeking tips from a local in your industry? Join Snapp to get matched to a local professional in your field of interest.

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For local professionals

Want to share insights from your career? Whether you're at a small or large company, have a few years or decades of experience, join Snapp to chat with a skilled newcomer interested in your field!

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How it works

Our goal is to create dialogue between people new to Canada and local professionals, to learn what it's like to work at local companies and gain employment insights.

Note: Snapp is not a recruiting platform. Volunteers are asked to offer advice, and are not expected to offer jobs.
Sign up

Sign up

To find you a relevant match for a 1:1 chat, we'll ask you to tell us about you and your profession.

We match newcomers and professionals based on: shared profession and advice areas. 

Meet your match

Meet your match

Within 7-14 days, we'll send you an email introduction with your match. Next, get on a video or phone call with your match!

This is a chance to talk about the employment advice areas that you identified in the sign-up form.

Give feedback

Give feedback

After the meet-up, tell us about your experience.

You'll also get to share and receive some additional feedback from your match.

Which professions can participate?

We are currently finalizing the list of sectors and professions available for Snapp Pilot 2, stay tuned!

We ask that local professionals have minimum 2 years experience in their profession to volunteer.

Local professionals/Employers — Interested to get involved in Pilot 2, or know people who would be? Please let us know!

What do we talk about?

We ask you to identify which employment advice areas you are interested in upon registration, and match you to talk about these. Employment advice areas in Pilot 1 included:
 
  • 📄 Resume & cover letter
  • 💬 Interviews
  • 🔎 Where to find jobs
  • 🏫 Recertification & foreign credential recognition
  • 💵 Compensation and labour regulations
  • 🤝 Networking opportunities
  • 📚 Courses and resources for upgrading skills
  • 📊 Industry and labour market insight
  • 💼 Canadian business communication & soft skills
  • ➡️ Exploring new career paths in this field
  • 🛬 Experiences of successful skilled immigrants
Check out our resource guide for more tips and what you can expect.

Sign up to get notified

Snapp is a pilot program by PeaceGeeks. Pilot 2 will launch in November 2020.

Sign up below to get notified when Pilot 2 is open for registration. Questions? Get in touch at snapp@peacegeeks.org

Snapp - Skilled Newcomers and Professionals Partnership

Want to get in touch?
Email us at snapp@peacegeeks.org

Snapp is a 2020 pilot project by PeaceGeeks