IEC-BC Webinars

IEC-BC regularly offers free webinars to provide additional learning opportunities to employers and boost their capacity to find, hire and retain skilled immigrant talent.


BC Refugees JobConnect: Connecting Employers to a New Talent Pool

On February 22, 2017, IEC-BC hosted “BC Refugees JobConnect: Connecting Employers to a New Pool” featuring IEC-BC’s Sangeeta Subramanian and Fionan Griffin. The webinar was developed specifically for employers, and showed them how IEC-BC’s customized web-based tool BCRefugeesJobConnect can support their workforce needs, while helping refugees showcase their talents and gain meaningful jobs.

BC Refugees JobConnect Webinar Q&A


Maximizing your Return on Inclusion: Onboarding Refugees

On November 16, 2016, IEC-BC hosted “Maximizing your Return on Inclusion: Onboarding Refugees,” featuring speaker Christian Codrington, Forum HCM, and moderated by IEC-BC’s Natalia Angheli-Zaicenco.

Before they were refugees, they were teachers, engineers, and nurses. Canada has given them a chance for a new life, and they are eager to give back – their resilience, skills and unique perspectives – and contribute to Canada’s economic prosperity.  Participants learned how to tap into this talent pool and create a diverse, inclusive, and productive workforce, and were introduced to easy-to-use tools and resources to help them with their onboarding initiatives.

Webinar Recording

Webinar Tip Sheet 1: Credential Recognition

Webinar Tip Sheet 2: Creating a Welcoming Workplace

Webinar Tip Sheet 3: Physical and Emotional Support

Webinar Tip Sheet 4: Reasonable Accommodation


Unlocking Employment Barriers to Leverage Global Talent

On June 29, 2016, IEC-BC hosted a webinar with Uzma Shakir, Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Division, with the City of Toronto, and Christian Codrington, Principal at FORUM HCM in Vancouver.

In this webinar, Uzma and Christian explored new ways to leverage immigrant talent and identified strategies to mitigate barriers to the labour market integration of skilled immigrants to Canada. They highlighted inclusive hiring practices and policies to leverage immigrant talent in an increasingly competitive global market.


Leadership Development through Mentoring

On June 2, 2015, IEC-BC hosted a webinar, Leadership Development through Mentoring.  Webinar presenters, Cindy Laporte, Human Resources Manager from TELUS; Peter Judd, Retired General Manager, Engineering Department, City of Vancouver; and Opreet Kang, Manager, Global Connections from IEC-BC spoke about how an organization can enhance their leadership, coaching and cultural competency skills through mentoring.


How to Assess Credentials & Screen-In New Canadians

On November 20, 2014, IEC-BC hosted a webinar on assessing credentials of new Canadians with Sarah Husain, HR Business Partner with Coca Cola and Roger Hur, Manager with International Credential Evaluation Services at BC Institute of Technology.