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British Columbia Immigration Task Force (Report Summary)
This report from the B.C. Immigration Task Force details 28 recommendations to increase immigration and ensure programs attract and retain more immigrants with the skills required to build the province’s workforce and economy.
Assessing Language Proficiency (Article)
Essential skills profiles and assessment tools can help hiring managers determine if a candidate has the appropriate level of communication skills for a specific position.
Dos and don’ts of interview questions (eTip)
Under human rights laws in Canada, questions about a job candidate’s immigration status and country of origin are discriminatory. Find out what you can ask about a candidate’s eligibility to work in Canada and when you can ask it.
Hiring Skilled Immigrants Makes ‘Good Business Sense,’ Says Award-Winning HR Professional (Video)
In this video, learn about how Judy Sgro and Questrade recruit and integrate skilled immigrants, a practice that led to Ms. Sgro being honoured with the 2011 Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award.
In the news
Sourcing and Recruiting Immigrant Talent
An interactive workshop in Vancouver on June 14 will help HR professionals and hiring managers better tap into immigrant talent. Register by June 7.
Immigrants Continue Their Struggle to Find Good Jobs
Census data shows Vancouver Island’s population is aging and highlights the need to increase the number of skilled immigrants coming to the region.
Providing a ‘Pathway’ for Immigrants
New community-university project aims to help immigrants settle in smaller communities.
6 Great Blogs for Diversity Recruiters
These sources will help recruiters with diversity hiring objectives stay informed, engaged, and potentially a step ahead of the competition.
B.C. Needs More Skilled Immigrants Now
New report contains 10 key recommendations to increase the number of skilled immigrants and investors in B.C.
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