How to Find Talent

Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for BC Employers

IEC-BC has produced Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for BC Employers to assist them to more effectively recruit, hire, onboard and retain a diverse workforce that includes refugees.

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.

Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for Canadian Employers

A new resource is now available for Canadian employers looking to recruit, hire, onboard and retain a diverse workforce that includes refugees.

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

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) 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.

Onboarding Syrian Refugees: A Toolkit for Employers

If you are looking to effectively recruit, hire, onboard and retain a diverse workforce that includes Syrian refugees, IEC-BC's new resource is a must-read.

Mark Guppy – Making a Meaningful Difference Through Mentorship

Mark Guppy, Team Manager- Channel Care, for TELUS in Burnaby, BC, knows the value of mentorship firsthand.