IEC-BC Creates Employer Advisory Group

In an effort to help BC employers find innovative solutions to tap into immigrant talent to meet the province’s labour-force needs now and in the coming years, IEC-BC has created an Employer Advisory Group.

Its primary objectives are to inform the development of future IEC-BC programs, as well as provide input to improve its current offerings. The Group will develop key recommendations for IEC-BC and different levels of government to address immigrant employment issues. The ultimate goal is to increase employers’ ability to tap into the newcomer talent pool and create more inclusive workplaces.

The inaugural meeting of the Group, which was co-hosted by the Chartered Professionals in HR from BC and Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon) on June 28, brought together 18 representatives of various public and private organizations across the Lower Mainland.

Key discussion features included effective strategies of tapping into diverse talent pools and factors that influence the recruitment process for skilled immigrant labour. Participants talked about innovative ways of improving the labour-market outcomes for skilled immigrants, as well as the steps necessary to shift the employer mindsets about the value of this talent pool.

The next meeting of the Group is scheduled for November 8, 2017.

Interested in finding out more? Please contact Hanif Ladha, IEC-BC Employer Relations Manager, at

Advisory Group Terms of Reference