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IEC-BC is celebrating five years of its successful partnership with the City of Vancouver. Since 2011, over 115 City of Vancouver mentors and connectors have helped skilled immigrants expand their professional networks, learn about the Canadian context of their profession, and connect to job opportunities.
Are you looking to effectively recruit, hire, onboard and retain a diverse workforce that includes Syrian refugees? IEC-BC has just released "Onboarding Syrian Refugees: A Toolkit for Employers" that is designed to increase employers' knowledge of culturally sensitive hiring and retention practices, as well as boost their ability to create more inclusive workplaces.
Mark Guppy, Team Manager- Channel Care, for TELUS in Burnaby, BC, knows the value of mentorship firsthand. “I’ve personally had several mentors throughout my working life, who have been instrumental in my success and career progression” said Mark, who started with TELUS in 2008.
Vancouver is becoming a truly global city, with major demographic and cultural shifts happening everywhere. As I think about these changes, I can't help asking myself,"Are we ready for these shifts? Are we ready to welcome new Canadians with their different accents and perspectives in our workplaces?"