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.
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. The webinar showcases how the tool can help employers connect to newcomer talent as well as how to use the BC JobConnect Job Board. The webinar was moderated by IEC-BC’s Hanif Ladha and includes a walkthrough by Alvaro Rivera. Kathy Crocker, Immigrant Services Settlement Worker, from Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) participated as a guest speaker and shared how employers in Kelowna have benefited from BC JobConnect.
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. Moderated by IEC-BC’s Sangeeta Subramanian, the webinar featured presentations by Heather Michaud, Employer Liaison Network Officer (IRCC); Caroline Berger, Project Manager (Economic Development Society of BC); Rob Henderson, President and CEO (BioTalent Canada).
BC JobConnect: AMSSA Webinar
On September 20th, 2017, IEC-BC hosted a webinar for the member agencies and stakeholders of the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA). The webinar, which was co-led by IEC-BC’s Daisy Quon and Fionan Griffin, and featured AMSSA’s Farah Kotadia, introduced the key features of IEC-BC’s BC JobConnect. The webinar showed how this customized web-based tool can support employer workforce needs, while helping newcomers showcase their talents and gain meaningful jobs.
BC JobConnect: Connecting BC Newcomers to Employment
On August 23, 2017, IEC-BC hosted “BC JobConnect: Connecting BC Newcomers to Employment. ” Co-led by IEC-BC’s Daisy Quon and Fionan Griffin, the webinar also featured Christie McGhee, Senior Advisor, Diversity & Client Inclusion Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. It was organized in partnership with WorkBC, and it showed how IEC-BC’s customized web-based tool BC JobConnect can support employers’ workforce needs, while helping newcomers showcase their talents and gain meaningful jobs.
BC Refugees JobConnect: Connecting Employers to a New Talent Pool
On February 22, 2017, IEC-BC hosted “BC Refugees JobConnect: Connecting Employers to a New Pool” featuring IEC-BC’s Sangeeta Subramanian and Fionan Griffin. The webinar was developed specifically for employers, and showed them how IEC-BC’s customized web-based tool BCRefugeesJobConnect can support their workforce needs, while helping refugees showcase their talents and gain meaningful jobs.
Maximizing your Return on Inclusion: Onboarding Refugees
On November 16, 2016, IEC-BC hosted “Maximizing your Return on Inclusion: Onboarding Refugees,” featuring speaker Christian Codrington, Forum HCM, and moderated by IEC-BC’s Natalia Angheli-Zaicenco.
Before they were refugees, they were teachers, engineers, and nurses. Canada has given them a chance for a new life, and they are eager to give back – their resilience, skills and unique perspectives – and contribute to Canada’s economic prosperity. Participants learned how to tap into this talent pool and create a diverse, inclusive, and productive workforce, and were introduced to easy-to-use tools and resources to help them with their onboarding initiatives.
Unlocking Employment Barriers to Leverage Global Talent
On June 29, 2016, IEC-BC hosted a webinar with Uzma Shakir, Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Division, with the City of Toronto, and Christian Codrington, Principal at FORUM HCM in Vancouver.
In this webinar, Uzma and Christian explored new ways to leverage immigrant talent and identified strategies to mitigate barriers to the labour market integration of skilled immigrants to Canada. They highlighted inclusive hiring practices and policies to leverage immigrant talent in an increasingly competitive global market.
Leadership Development through Mentoring
On June 2, 2015, IEC-BC hosted a webinar, Leadership Development through Mentoring. Webinar presenters, Cindy Laporte, Human Resources Manager from TELUS; Peter Judd, Retired General Manager, Engineering Department, City of Vancouver; and Opreet Kang, Manager, Global Connections from IEC-BC spoke about how an organization can enhance their leadership, coaching and cultural competency skills through mentoring.
How to Assess Credentials & Screen-In New Canadians
On November 20, 2014, IEC-BC hosted a webinar on assessing credentials of new Canadians with Sarah Husain, HR Business Partner with Coca Cola and Roger Hur, Manager with International Credential Evaluation Services at BC Institute of Technology.