IEC-BC 2012 Leaders’ Summit demonstrates momentum to tap into new skilled immigrant
The 2012 Leaders’ Summit on Immigrant Employment hosted by the Immigrant Employment Council of BC convened 114 leaders from business, government and other sectors. Held in Vancouver on September 18, 2012, at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue, the event built on recommendations from the IEC-BC Employer Consultation.
The Summit gave employers from across the province an opportunity to focus on the challenge and opportunities of our changing workforce, to learn more about current provincial and federal immigrant workforce initiatives, as well as leading practices for recruiting and retaining immigrant talent.
The breadth of employers attending the event demonstrated the momentum in BC to more fully utilize the untapped talent of skilled immigrants.
As the Proceedings of the Summit demonstrate, a growing number of employers are actively engaged in the challenge of finding, hiring and putting to full use the skills and contributions of skilled new immigrants.