Integrating immigrants into the labour market builds BC’s economy.
Newcomers to British Columbia are quickly integrated into our labour market at a level that utilizes their skills, training and education. Successful attachment to the labour market allows immigrants to fully contribute to our society and economy, and through their contributions BC prospers.
By being able to tap into a labour pool of talented newcomers, BC employers are able to grow their business through utilizing immigrants’ skills.
The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides BC employers with solutions, tools and resources they need to attract, hire and retain qualified immigrant talent. We believe that the successful integration of skilled newcomers into the BC labour force is critical to both their success and the province’s long-term economic performance. We work with employers, government, and other partner stakeholders to ensure that BC employers can effectively integrate global talent.
Since 2008, IEC-BC has been working to achieve its mandate by:
Championing solutions for employers
IEC-BC champions innovative solutions for BC employers to attract, hire and retain immigrant talent to meet the province’s labour force needs now and in the coming years.
Creating and providing resources for BC employers
Employer-focused resources and programs offered through IEC-BC help businesses of all sizes and sectors and from all regions of the province integrate skilled immigrants into BC’s work places.
Bringing employer perspective to immigration policies and programs
As a champion and leader in the labour market integration of immigrant talent, we consult regularly with employers giving them a stronger voice in the development of immigrant employment policies, programs and services.
Creating synergies and solutions
We facilitate partnerships among employers, industry and business associations, and federal and provincial government; and we enable employers to benefit from an enhanced coordination of IEC-BC’s collaborative immigrant employment solutions with other federal and provincial workforce strategies.