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Enhancing Canada’s Immigration System: A Call to Action for Employers

At the Immigrant Employment Councils of Canada (IECC), we recognize the crucial role that Canadian employers play in shaping an adaptive immigration system that aligns with our economic needs and supports community development.


National Employer Feedback Forums Aim to Transform Immigrant Talent Inclusion

IEC-BC and the Immigrant Employment Councils of Canada (IECC) National Network are excited to announce the launch of an innovative new project to deepen employer engagement, amplify employer voices, and promote the sharing of effective practices and strategies for skilled immigrant labour market integration.


Read our 2022-2023 Annual Report

IEC-BC is proud to announce the publication of our 2022-2023 Annual Report.

employer tools and resources

“What’s stopping you?” – Overcoming Barriers to Hiring Tech-Skilled Immigrant Talent in Canada

By Ryan Carter, Project Lead at the Immigrant Employment Council of BC It’s no secret that immigrants are crucial to Canada’s prosperity.


Announcing our 2023-2024 Board of Directors

Meet our 2023-2024 Board of Directors, composed of new and returning members dedicated to building BC’s economy through improved immigrant integration into the provincial labour force.


Introducing the Afghan Refugee Onboarding Toolkit for Employers

IEC-BC is pleased to announce the publication of its latest onboarding toolkit for employers.


Op-ed: Newcomer underemployment costs us all. Here’s what we can do about it.

  Recently, IEC-BC’s CEO Patrick MacKenzie and New Brunswick Community College President and CEO Mary Butler penned an op-ed about the FAST program‘s impact and potential in New Brunswick.


Tech Bootcamps: the story so far—and what’s coming up

IEC-BC recently wrapped our final Tech Bootcamp, and we’re delighted to report that it was a huge success.


How Employers Can Help Eliminate the Income Gap for Economic Immigrants in B.C.

It takes economic immigrants five years on average for their income to match or surpass the income of the average British Columbian.


Half A Million New Permanent Residents Yearly by 2025

Thanks to Canada’s reputation as a destination of choice for immigrants, Canada has exceeded the original targets set in the current immigration levels plan for 2021-2023.


IEC-BC’s Impact in 2021-2022: Innovation and Expansion of IEC-BC’s Program to Prepare Newcomers for the Future of Work

As we look back on our progress in IEC-BC’s 2021-2022 Annual Report, workplaces have changed dramatically during this time.

employer tools and resources

Employer Playbook: Strategies for Immigrant Inclusion in Canadian Workplaces.

Leveraging the expertise and best practices developed by members of the #ImmigrantsWork coalition, the Employer Playbook is intended to provide easy-to-implement strategies that support your efforts to:       Recruit the best candidates to see your organization through this turbulent time       Add diverse perspectives that support your company’s resilience     […]

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