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Das Deutsche Generalkonsulat in Vancouver

sucht zum 1. Mai 2018

eine Mitarbeiterin/einen Mitarbeiter

im Bereich Rechts- und Konsularwesen

in Teilzeit (30 Wochenstunden)

Aufgabenschwerpunkte:

  • Vorbereitende und unterstützende Tätigkeiten in personenstandsrechtlichen Angelegenheiten einschließlich erster Beratung
  • Erteilung konsularischer Auskünfte
  • Schriftverkehr in Englisch und Deutsch
  • Telefondienst inklusive Betreuung der Telefonanlage

Erwünschte Qualifikationen und Erfahrungen:

  • Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • sicherer Umgang mit PC-Anwendungsprogrammen
  • Kommunikations- und Teamfähigkeit
  • Organisationsvermögen, Flexibilität, Belastbarkeit
  • Berufserfahrung im öffentlichen Dienst von Vorteil

Bewerber ohne kanadische Staatsangehörigkeit müssen zusätzlich über eine gültige Aufenthalts- und Arbeitsgenehmigung für Kanada verfügen.

Die arbeitsvertraglichen Bedingungen richten sich nach kanadischem Recht.

Die Vergütung erfolgt nach ortsüblichen Bedingungen.

Bewerbungen in deutscher Sprache werden bis 20.02.2018 ausschließlich per E-Mail unter Betreff „Bewerbung RK“ an info@vanc.diplo.de erbeten. Ihre Bewerbung muss die folgenden Dokumente beinhalten:

  • Motivationsschreiben
  • Tabellarischer Lebenslauf mit Foto
  • Zeugnisse und/oder Empfehlungsschreiben
  • Kopie des Reisepasses und ggfs. Aufenthalts- und Arbeitserlaubnis
  • Nachweis des Schulabschlusses und des Berufsabschlusses
  • Führungszeugnis (police record)

Unvollständige Bewerbungen können nicht berücksichtigt werden!

Bewerber/innen, die in die engere Auswahl kommen, werden zu einem Vorstellungsgespräch eingeladen. Falls Sie bis zum 1. März 2018 keine Benachrichtigung erhalten, konnte Ihre Bewerbung leider nicht berücksichtigt werden.

Das Auswärtige Amt hat sich die berufliche Förderung von Frauen zum Ziel gesetzt und lädt ausdrücklich qualifizierte Frauen zur Bewerbung ein.

Informationen über das Generalkonsulat und die Rechts- und Konsularabteilung finden sie unter www.canada.diplo.de.

Generalkonsulat
der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Vancouver
Suite 704 – World Trade Centre
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1

07 Feb 2018
February 7, 2018

Upcoming German Events

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Outside Events

February 17, 8 pm at the Orpheum – tickets still available

2.  Buildex Vancouver – One German Company representing Wednesday at 3:30pm
February 14 and 15, 2018
https://www.buildexvancouver.com/en/home.html

BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries. With over 600 exhibits, and more than 80 educational seminars BUILDEX attracts over 14,000 attendees annually.

3.  Coastal Ballet presents – https://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=1111

Friday, February 16, 2018
LunarFest and Ballet Productions Canada Society Present – “The Butterfly Lovers” – a romance that is older than Romeo and Juliet. Also showcasing “The Love Stories” by German Choreographer Irene Schneider

MC Fair4.  Multicultural Fair – http://www.westcoastgermannews.com/1000-for-german-cake-spnsorship-at-multicultural-fair/ – Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:05 – be early to get parking and it costs $5 a ticket for the Prince of Wales Secondary Multicultural Fair; If anyone would like to help me with the German Table – typical German objects, please let me know! The best thing about this event is the food!  Second best are the amazing performances – you will be sure to enjoy your lunch hour there – everyone from the public is welcome!

5.  Living, Building, Thinking: art & expressionism
March 3 to May 21, 2018
https://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_livingbuildingthinking.html

Living, Building, Thinking: art & expressionism uses the German Expressionist collection from the McMaster Museum of Art to explore the development of Expressionism in art from the early 19th century to the present day.

The term Expressionism is invariably associated with the period of art and social activism in Germany between 1905 and 1937, encompassing visual art, literature, philosophy, theatre, film, photography and architecture. In the context of an expanded view on the subject, Living, Building, Thinking offers a rich and thought-provoking perspective on the relationships between artists and societies, and the ever-changing responses and visual expressions that circulate through shared hopes and aspirations for social awareness and change.

April 8, 2018 at 2 pm at the Cinemetheque
During World War 2, a family of Germans flee Ukraine to escape persecution. Halfway during their journey, their father disappears. Seventy years later, a brother and sister try to put together the pieces of who he was with their imaginations and third hand stories.

They are also looking for sponsors, so if you are interested, please let them know! Imagine your business up on the big screen in front of hundreds of members of the German community

7.  GCBA BCIT Event – more information on the www.germancanadianbusiness.com website soon
April – Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4 pm to 6 pm

BCIT’s Dr. Maureen Connelly will discuss and host a tour of the living architecture and acoustics labs, the current research projects underway, and the latest findings which provide real-world relevance for Metro Vancouver’s residential housing industry.  From green roofs and living walls, to sound transmission of cavity walls and reducing impact noise on decks and laneway homes, this session will provide with an insider look into the current research projects and how their findings could impact the future of housing.

Key learning objectives:
1.    Review strategies using living architecture in residential spaces; models using material components, and reviewing performance data.
2.    Examine noise propagation in laneway homes, building envelope requirements for laneways, and possible solutions for noise transmission.
3.    Learn about the Centre of Architectural Ecology and its research.  Connect with faculty and students leading the projects.

8.  European Festival in Burnaby – http://www.europeanfestival.ca

Bring friends and family and travel Europe for the weekend. Visit the annual European Festival! Last weekend of May, at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. Don’t miss out on this exciting weekend of cultural and culinary delights and rich entertainment! The European Festival highlights the best of European, culture and tradition – giving you a taste of that great “Old Continent” right in your own backyard! Come savour it all, from German Pork Hock and Hungarian Lángos to Balkan Ćevapi and Turkish Kofte! Come and experience Europe, from east to west, as seen through the eyes of Europeans. On The last weekend of May, EuroFest BC Society brings unity through diversity to the Lower Mainland with the colours, music and food of Europe!

The German Table needs at least 8 volunteers – two for parking, two for the table in 4-hour shifts and two for set up and two for clean up. Contact Elke at 604 828 8788 if you want to help!
Saturday May 26th, Sunday May 27th 2018

Germany plays Mexico Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 8 am local time
Germany plays Sweden Monday, June 23, 2018 at 9 pm local time

Germany plays The Korean Republic June 27, 2018 at 5 pm local time

The Blenheim Restaurant in Kitsilano will be showing all the games…
This is the new restaurant just taken over by Uwe Boll – more casual pub food and German beer available
Usually the Vancouver Alpen Club also offers game time

 

10.  Schweini is coming to Vancouver!
July 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the BC Place Stadium
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Chicago Fire with Bastian Schweinsteiger (His claim to fame was spending 13 seasons at Bayern Munich, playing in exactly 500 matches across all competitions and scoring 68 goals)
Dinner at 5:30 in a private room?  Hopefully yes!
This is for everyone who is German or who is a German soccer fan – let me know if you are interested and when the poster comes, you can forward it to your friends/family.

Friendly ManitobaMPNP Information and Employer Engagement Sessions in Eastern Europe (May 2018) Posted on January 30, 2018 by MPNP Manitoba Immigration is planning an overseas recruitment mission in Eastern Europe (Germany) May 2018.

If your business is experiencing difficulty in recruiting workers locally and is interested in participating in this overseas mission, please submit an expression of your interest together with the required supporting documentation to participate to employerdirect@gov.mb.ca with the subject line “Eastern Europe Mission 2018” by no later than February 14, 2018.

No new requests will be accepted after February 14th, 2018 Along with your e-mail of intent to participate in this mission, you will be asked to complete and submit the Strategic Recruitment Information form indicating what positions (include the NOC 2016 code and job title for each position) you are interested in recruiting, the number of workers per position and a detailed job description. Interested employers will also be asked to provide proof of current advertising to demonstrate efforts to recruit Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada to vacant positions.

Employers eligible to participate will include:

Businesses established in Manitoba and registered as a corporation, limited partnership, or sole proprietorship. Home based employers are not eligible. Have a business premises in Manitoba where the applicant(s) will work. Be active in Manitoba for a minimum of three years immediately preceding the application.

Have a positive history with the MPNP. Employers must be in compliance with all provincial labour laws, including but not limited to employment standards, health and safety standards, and labour relations legislation.

Employers will be responsible for their own airfare, accommodations cost, meal costs, and cost-shared meeting space. Employers will be required to register with the Government of Canada’s Employer Portal and pay the $230 compliance fee per position, which cannot be charged back to the worker.

Eligible positions will include: Positions can fall under NOC 0, A, B, C, and D.

Agata ReibstIf positions fall under NOC C or D, the wage rates must meet median wages. Employers will also be required to pay the fees for the temporary foreign worker’s (TFW) work permit ($155) and pay for the transportation costs (i.e. airfare) of the TFW to the work location in Manitoba and back to their place of permanent residency (if required).

Positions must be for long-term, full-time employment and meet prevailing wages and working conditions offered to Canadian Citizens and /or Permanent Residents in Manitoba.

The offer of employment is related to the assessed occupation, including training and work experience of the internationally trained worker. Positions cannot be temporary or seasonal in nature. Employment cannot be commission-based. There is no training component required to the recruitment of the foreign worker.

Selected candidates should be able to commence work in the position upon securing a work permit and arriving in Manitoba.

NOTE: Employers will be assessed on their labour market need and employer eligibility. Final selection of employers will be based on their active participation in the mission. MPNP overseas activities are subject to program resources and departmental approval.

We are trying something new this year! In February we are supporting any 3rd party fundraiser for SOS BC that registers with us.  We will list on our website, social media, and encourage folks to attend … or hold an event of your own.  Doesn’t have to be big, complicated,  or fancy. You can easily transform an event that was happening “anyway” into a great fundraiser.  Just fun, legal, and not require life insurance …. We hope people will use their imagination, get together with friends, family, and neighbors, and enjoy doing something good for foster kids.

SOS Kinder VillageAnd did I happen to mention we have some delicious Purdy’s Chocolate baskets up for grabs for the best fundraisers?  Just a little motivation ….

The information and registration forms for the February fundraising fun are up on the website:

http://www.sosbc.org/news-events/i-heart-sos-bc!

As soon as you have sent in the registration form, we can link you up with our social media, logos and so forth.

Hope the members of the German Community will join in to have some fun spreading a little love for the kids!

The Vancouver Alpen Club is hosting the kick-off event this weekend, on February 3rd – it’s already on the SOSBC.org website.

If you have any trouble downloading anything, just let me know, and I can send to you in an email.

With warm regards

Rose

Along with “The Butterfly Lovers”

Inspired by the world-renowned concerto – The Butterfly Lovers

International Acclaimed local choreographer Joshua Beamish re-imagined the Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet

For most people who are familiar with legendary Chinese love stories, the Butterfly Lovers is simply the Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet, only much older in history. Great stories carry great inspirations, and The Butterfly Lovers Concerto – one of the most renowned Chinese concertos in the West – was created because of these stories. In Vancouver, Coastal City Ballet attempts to add another flavour to this beautiful tale with choreography from Vancouver’s own Joshua Beamish, bringing ballet into a new epoch.

Vancouver, a city with a profoundly Asian-inspired cultural atmosphere, has motivated powerful integrations of diversity and multiculturalism in its arts, providing a source of inspiration for many art creators. Co-organized by Ballet Productions Canada Society (BPCS) and Asian-Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA), LunarFest premieres the new ballet work, The Butterfly Lovers as one of the highlights celebrating Lunar New Year.” ACSEA has always been committed to initiating the interaction between cultures and communities. Vancouver is the perfect city to take that leap,” according to Charlie Wu, Executive Director of ACSEA.” Our community needs more attempts to create a greater possibility of new cultures.” The lead dancers for the work are Thys Armstrong of Dutch descent and Yoko Kanomato of Japanese descent.

Coinciding with the Lunar New Year celebration, Vancouver will also feel the vibe of Valentine’s Day. Presenting on the same stage will be The Love Stories by German choreographer Irene Schneider. The audience can get a taste of the clear contrast in expressing love, between the more explicit methods of Western culture and the more subtle ways of showing affection in the East. The show begins at 7:30 pm on February 16 at The Vancouver Playhouse.

For more ticket information, please check https://lunarfest.org/  or here:  https://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=1111,

There will also be an exclusive  pre-performance reception honoring Josh Beamish, to help raise funds for the Ballet Productions Canada Society (BPCS). Ballet Productions Canada Society’s mission is to provide performance opportunities for the emerging young dance artist, and to bring quality dance to a wider audience. http://www.balletproductions.ca

Find a Josh Beamish performance from 2016 here:

 

29 Jan 2018
January 29, 2018

Slideshows for the German Community

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Recently I discovered Slideshare and had a good time making a variety of slideshows about my business:

  1.  Das Schwarze Brett Magazine – https://www.slideshare.net/WestcoastGermanNews/das-schwarze-brett-magazine
  2. Who Should Advertise in my Magazine – https://www.slideshare.net/WestcoastGermanNews/who-should-advertise-in-my-magazine-for-the-german-community
  3. Infographic – https://www.slideshare.net/WestcoastGermanNews/infographic-das-schwarze-brett

Then, I decided to share some other information that might benefit the German Community

 

Finally, I made two for those who have or work with children:

 

Schwedische Online-Zeitung Veritas Arcana will deutschen Markt erschließen

Berlin, 18.01.2018

Eine schwedische Zeitschrift hat sich für 2018 das Ziel gesetzt, sich auf dem deutschen Markt zu etablieren. Schwerpunkte liegen hierbei vor allem auf historischen Themen wie der Archäologie und den Geschichtswissenschaften.

ArcheologyVeritas Arcana heißt die Zeitschrift, die bereits seit 2013 unregelmäßig in Schweden und auf schwedisch veröffentlicht wird. Herausgeber ist der Massimo Bonasorte Verlag. In den Jahren seit der Entstehung hat sich die Auflage stets gesteigert, weshalb aus der Sicht der Autoren nun auch der deutsche Markt interessant scheint. Auch eine englische Version des Magazins gibt es bereits.Die Themenfelder der Zeitschrift wandeln rund um die Wissenschaft der Geschichte. Archäologische Erkenntnisse werden aufgegriffen, vertieft und sowohl für Laien, als auch für Interessierte, spannend aufbereitet. Hintergrundberichte zu den Forschungen über vergangene menschliche Kulturen wechseln sich dabei ab mit kleinen Geschichtsstunden über das Altertum, die damals lebende Bevölkerung und deren Rituale, Bräuche und Handlungen.Ein beliebter Themenbereich des Magazins ist auch der Umgang mit Verschwörungen und Verschwörungstheorien. Diese scheinbar geheimen Ereignisse, die die menschliche Geschichte maßgeblich geprägt haben, werden durchleuchtet und den heutigen Kenntnissen nach analysiert. Was ist dran an den Geheimbünden, die auch heute niemand so genau einordnen kann?

Um die Markenbekanntheit zu steigern, ist Veritas Arcana auf verschiedenen Social Media-Kanälen aktiv, etwa auf Google Plus, Facebook und auch in Videoform auf YouTube.Interessierte Leser können sich auf der offiziellen Webseite einen Überblick über die angesprochen Themen verschaffen. Dazu laden kostenlose Einblicke in das Heft ein. Ein aktuelles Beispiel ist der Hintergrundbericht zu den Nazca-Linien in Peru, die vom Menschen geschaffen sind, der Forschung aber immer noch Fragen aufwerfen und von einigen Verschwörungstheoretikern als Beweis für die Existenz von Aliens auf der Erde aufgeführt werden. Die Auswahl an kostenlosen Artikeln in der Originalsprache und auf Englisch ist größer.Veritas Arcana ist eine reine Online-Zeitung und kann ausschließlich auf digitalem Wege über die offizielle Webseite erstanden werden. Für jeweils 1,99 Euro gibt es alle bisher erschienen Exemplare.

Kontakt
Veritas Arcana https://www.arcana.se/deutsch

Seeking Sponsors to help cover the costs for the $1000 for Apple Strudl.

What is the Multicultural Fair:

Objectives are to celebrate the diverse cultures at the Prince of Wales Secondary School, to bring together the school community with the community at large and to enhance global learning.  To help students connect with diverse languages, social studies, art and music.

11:05 am to 12:40 pm
February 23, 2018 on Thursday

Prince of Wales Gym.

2250 Eddington Drive
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada
V6L 2E7
Phone: 604-713-8974

Tickets cost $5 each and it is ok to buy more than one.

Tickets cover the performances, the display tables, the international foods and the chance to win a prize.  People don’t need to buy a ticket, if they plan not to eat anything.

There will be at least 10 performances around 5 minutes each.

We could also use someone wearing traditional outfits to stand by the German Booth.

Germany would like to present a typical German dessert and would order 20 strudels from Klaus and his Kaffeehaus for everyone to enjoy.  Each strudel would be cut into 20 to 25 pieces, as it is lunch time and there will be lots of other food there, too.

We are seeking at least 3 sponsors to help out – so far, we have the Westside German School, some waiving fees by Klaus and Westside German News sponsoring cake.  Let me know if you would like to be involved!

Regards, Elke

18 Jan 2018
January 18, 2018

Kuehne + Nagel and Deutsche Messe AG

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Kuehne + Nagel and Deutsche Messe AG agree on long-term collaboration

Hamburg / Germany, January 17,  2018 – Kuehne + Nagel and Deutsche Messe AG are set to continue their successful partnership. Kuehne + Nagel will remain an official logistics service provider to Germany’s largest trade fair organiser until at least 2027 and will use a traffic management system to optimise trade fair traffic.

Since 1993, Kuehne + Nagel has been an official logistics service provider at the exhibition grounds in Hanover. As part of the trade fair forwarding contract that has now been extended, the company will be offering exclusive trade fair services. In addition, Kuehne + Nagel will be providing services on behalf of Deutsche Messe AG directly. The range of services on offer includes setup of a traffic management system to optimise the traffic situation at the exhibition grounds.

This two-step web-supported system is based on the concept of a slot allocation process for delivery vehicles. In the first step, a time window is reserved for each delivery, resulting in a significant reduction in peak traffic. In the second step, the system creates real-time optimisations as soon as any change occurs in daily operations that requires recalculations.

Dr. Hansjörg Rodi, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Germany, said: “We are delighted to have extended our long-standing partnership with Deutsche Messe AG. Expo & Event logistics represents an important business sector for Kuehne + Nagel. In this area, we can combine our expertise in freight forwarding with IT solutions that suit customer requirements. This generates added value for customers – a perfect example of this is our traffic management system for optimising trade fair traffic. It enables much more efficient use of existing resources including a reduction in unproductive waiting times. Ultimately, that also supports to relieve pressure on the public road network”.

Kuehne + Nagel is one of the world’s leading providers of logistics services for trade fairs and exhibitions. Every year, Kuehne + Nagel handles around 130 trade fairs in Germany alone.

17 Jan 2018
January 17, 2018

Waiting for Waldemar Movie

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Join us for the screening of the Canadian-made docu-drama “Waiting for Waldemar” in Vancouver, BC on April 8th at 2:00pm at the Cinematheque on 1131 Howe St.

“Waiting for Waldemar” is the story of Erika, a one-year old who was born in a German colony in Ukraine. When Hitler declared war on Russia, millions of ethnic Germans were forced to escape. After a lull in the war, her father Waldemar disappeared in the town of Bendsburg, never to be seen again. 70 years later, Erika tries to put together the pieces of what became of her father, using 3rd hand stories and fragments of memories.

Having played to over 2000 people in over 10 cities around North America, “Waiting for Waldemar” is a testament that “love bears all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

The director, Eric Spoeth, will be in attendance for an audience Q&A after the screening.

Eric Spoeth is looking for business partners who may be interested in sponsoring the event, in the form of a full-screen ad that would play prior to the film. For $250, I could offer a 10-30 second commercial spot for companies on the big screen before the feature. If you don’t have a promotional video, we can produce a stills-based ad with a professional voiceover for an extra $250.

More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1053783861431509/

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/204493909

About Eric Spoeth:  Born of Silesian and Dnieper-German immigrants, Eric Spoeth studied Film and Media Production from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. He frequently directs works that are an homage to film genres, such as Crane on a Rock (Hong Kong cinema), The Manikin (Silent Film), and Mea Maxima Culpa (1920s horror serials). He also works as an assistant director on productions in Western Canada.

Poster Waiting for Waldemar