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With so many top technology companies calling Vancouver home, the city is well on its way to becoming a world-class leader in the high-tech sector. Yet many businesses still don’t have access to the best global talent resulting in missed opportunities and missed revenue. To address this issue, IEC-BC has partnered with PeaceGeeks, a Vancouver-based non-profit, the Vancouver Immigration Partnership and the City of Vancouver to host a Tech Sector Networking Event for the new immigrants on July 18, 2016.
On Monday June 13, the Conference Board of Canada released its quarterly economic report with a short-term outlook for the Provinces. According to this forecast, BC’s economy is projected to outperform all other Provinces, with a real GDP growth of 3% in 2016, and a real gain in 2017. While this is definitely good news, the picture is not as rosy once we start delving into the details. Turns out it’s the continuing housing boom that will be one of our key economic drivers rather than any of the knowledge economy sectors.
IEC-BC is celebrating five years of its successful partnership with the City of Vancouver. Since 2011, over 115 City of Vancouver mentors and connectors have helped skilled immigrants expand their professional networks, learn about the Canadian context of their profession, and connect to job opportunities.
Are you looking to effectively recruit, hire, onboard and retain a diverse workforce that includes Syrian refugees? IEC-BC has just released "Onboarding Syrian Refugees: A Toolkit for Employers" that is designed to increase employers' knowledge of culturally sensitive hiring and retention practices, as well as boost their ability to create more inclusive workplaces.