15 Feb 2018
February 15, 2018

German Heritage Night in July!

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See Schweinsteiger in Action!

Join us to see Schweinsteiger in action at the BC Place Stadium when the Whitecaps FC take on Chicago Fire.

Specially priced group tickets are available right here on Westcoast German News.

July 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm at BC Place

$40 All In! Payment details can be found below poster.

Schweinsteiger takes on WhitecapsHurry, limited seating is available.

For more information, please contact Oliver at 604 669-9283 ext. 7865 or contact him at ojarzyna@whitecapsfc.com


14 Feb 2018
February 14, 2018

GlobalMe Hiring German Native Speakers

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Globalme Localization (www.globalme.net) is a language and technology company. We localize software, wearable devices, applications and websites. We will be doing a speech data collection and are looking for native French (from France), German (from Germany) and Spanish (from Spain) speakers who have spent most of their lives in those countries mentioned above.

We are looking for participants ages 18+.

Scope: Record various speech sentences for approximately 60 minutes. These sentences will be used to test the functionality of a new speech product.

Location: Downtown, Vancouver
Payment: $50 for participation
Timeline: February 8 – 25, 2018

Are you interested?

Yes, I am!
1. You are legally entitled to work in Canada.
2. You are a native speaker of the language that you are registering for – French (from France), German (from Germany) or Spanish (from Spain). You are able to speak fluently without any foreign accent.
3. You are able to read and speak clearly – a candidate should not have any speech impediments or reading difficulty.
4. You are able to follow instructions – you will need to follow instructions provided by an audio engineer.
5. You are able to arrive on time for your session – our schedule will be tight, we will need participants to be punctual.
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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)


  • 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.

der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
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

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

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.