Facilitating Your Access to Global Talent

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


Wednesday, March 21, 10:00 – 11:00 PDT

In the next 10 years, over 900,000 job openings are projected in BC – most of them due to retirements. Employers now have to cast their net wider to meet their workforce needs, and immigrants represent a talent pool they can successfully tap into.

Interested in hiring newcomers to Canada? Join us for this FREE webinar to learn about the programs and supports available to you.

·         HEATHER MICHAUD, Employer Liaison Network Officer, with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), will talk about the way the immigration system can be used to support your hiring needs. She will provide an overview of key immigration programs, work permits and available resources, and will offer insights into ways to help the temporary foreign workers you employ become permanent residents of Canada.

·         CAROLINE BERGER, Project Manager, Immigration and Employment, Economic Development Society of BC, will provide an overview of the services offered by this provincial nonprofit organization, which represents the interests of the economic sector of the Francophone community. She will describe the Francophone immigration option, as well as the grants, visas and resources that employers can tap into.

·         ROB HENDERSON, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada, will join us to discuss the key features of BioReady™ Paid Internship Program. This wage subsidy program provides up to a maximum of $11,500 towards a salary as an incentive for employers in Canada’s bio-economy to hire, accommodate and train internationally educated professionals.