As countries vie for the brightest and the best, skilled immigrants are a sought- after talent pool. BC businesses and industries must work together to take bold, decisive steps to close the skills and labour gap – seeing immigrants as part of the solution. Our programs offer BC employers cost-effective and workable solutions helping them gain a competitive advantage in today’s global talent marketplace.
Learn about our program that brings together skilled immigrants and established professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships.
We’ve adapted a national, award-winning referral program to help newcomers to BC build professional networks and connect with local job opportunities, while increasing employers’ access to top-tier talent who may not make it in through regular recruiting channels.
Learn how the Facilitating Access to Skilled Trades in BC (FAST BC) is a resource for qualified, trained tradespersons approved to immigrate to Canada and for BC employers who need skilled workers.
BC Refugees JobConnect
BC Refugees JobConnect is a web-based platform that brings together BC employers looking to hire, and job-ready refugees who have made BC their home. This easy-to-use website is designed to help employers fill their workforce needs while offering refugees an effective way to showcase their talents to BC businesses and gain meaningful labour-market attachment.
Mapping Refugee Skills and Employer Needs in Surrey and Abbotsford
The Mapping Refugee Skills and Employer Needs in Surrey and Abbotsford project is an IEC-BC initiative which will identify the occupational skills and experience of refugees who are currently based in Abbotsford and Surrey and will engage employers in those communities to understand their labour needs better.