How to Find Talent


#BCJobConnect: A Key Resource for Advancing Employer Diversity and Inclusion in BC

  British Columbia’s economy is gradually reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic and local employers are looking to strengthen their business by investing in immigrant talent.

WEBINAR – FAST: Strengthen Your Workforce

On December 20, 2018 IEC-BC and BioTalent Canada hosted a webinar to help biotechnology employers grow a diverse and inclusive workplace.

WEBINAR – BC JobConnect: Making it Easy for Employers to Connect to Immigrant Talent

On October 23, 2018 IEC-BC hosted a webinar with the Surrey Board of Trade to familiarize employers with the various functions of BC JobConnect.

WEBINAR – Facilitating Your Access to Global Talent: Programs and Supports for Employers

On March 21, 2018, IEC-BC hosted a webinar on the current programs and supports available to employers interested in hiring newcomers to Canada.

Employer Tip Sheets: Onboarding Refugees

A series of tip sheets aimed to help employers in their efforts to hire, onboard and retain refugees are now available from IEC-BC.

Why Hiring Immigrant Talent is Good for Business

In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn why hiring immigrant talent is good for business.

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.

Diversity at Work Toolkit

Find lots of great tips and advice on what to do and look for when finding immigrant talent from WorkBC’s toolkit  “Booklet 4 – Diversity at Work – Recruiting and Retaining Immigrants”.

Recruitment: Finding International Trained Workers Potential to Prosperity

From the Canadian Foundation for Economic’s Potential to Prosperity, watch their educational video “Recruitment: Finding Internationally Trained Workers”.

Finding Pre-Screened Immigrant Talent is an online tool that features pre-screened, internationally educated professionals who have the skills you need.

Immigrant-Friendly Businesses: Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces

This report looks at how businesses across Canada can attract, integrate, and retain immigrants and international talent.

Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit – Screening Tool

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia& Yukon (formerly HRMA) provides a useful, printable toolkit called Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit which includes a Screening Tool.

Government Streams for Hiring Foreign Workers

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC ) manages Canadian immigration programs, including these six programs for foreign workers seeking to come to Canada to live and work.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Changes

The Temporary Foreign Workers Program is: Administered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) now required, replacing Labour Market Opinion LMIA application should include: number of Canadians who applied for the job number of Canadians interviewed and why those were not hired confirmation that no Canadians will be laid-off or […]

Tips on Finding Immigrant Talent

This Tip Sheet on Finding Immigrant Talent provides ideas, skills and resources to attract and recruit immigrant talent.

Organizations That Can Help

Many organizations in your community work with immigrants to ensure they are job ready.

How to Conduct Culturally-Savvy Interviews

Communication Use immigrant-friendly language and allow for differences in communication styles.

Places to Advertise Job Openings

The following are places employers can advertise job openings.  Wherever you decide to post, be sure to keep the language simple (avoid jargon) and make the posting as welcoming to new immigrants as possible.

Creating Barrier-Free Job Descriptions

Update job descriptions Use barrier-free job descriptions to attract top immigrant talent.