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Initiatives Prince George Receives International Economic Development Award for Immigrant Employment Video Series
Initiatives Prince George (IPG) recently received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its video series to attract skilled immigrants to Prince George to help meet the need for skilled workers. The video series was part of a project grant from the Employer Innovation Fund that was overseen by IEC-BC and funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of B.C. The video series encouraged people who participated in an Online Job Fair to “Make the Move” to Prince George for work.
Immigrant entrepreneurs who have started a successful business in BC, have the opportunity to be recognized as BC’s Best Immigrant Entrepreneur, as part of the Small Business BC Awards. Nominations and voting are open to November 30, 2014, and are accepted by both the business owners themselves and third-party nominations.
Government has recently launched the new Canada-BC Job Grant, which is a cost-sharing program that helps employers offset the cost of training new or current employees. Employer applications are being accepted through the Canada-BC Job Grant website: www.workbc.ca/canadabcjobgrant
Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM (PST)
Current demographic trends indicate that net growth in the Canadian labour force can be increasingly attributed to immigration. This presents opportunities for employers, but also requires they review recruitment processes so they don’t miss out on great talent. Join us on Thursday, November 20, 2014 for our one-hour free webinar to learn how to assess international academic credentials of skilled immigrant easily and effectively.