The Connector Program is a simple and effective referral program that helps new immigrants build professional networks and connect with local job opportunities, while increasing employers’ access to top-tier talent who may not make it in through regular recruiting channels. This national, award-winning program has been replicated in 12 cities across Canada.
How does the program work?
Match: A newcomer (Connectee) is matched with a Connector based on industry and/or professional backgrounds. A Connector is a working professional including employers, business owners and community leaders.
Connect: The Connector and Connectee meet once to discuss industry backgrounds, skills and areas of expertise, current market demand and hidden job opportunities.
Refer: The Connector refers the Connectee to a minimum of three people in his or her network, and then each of these is asked to refer the Connectee to three more.
In total, a Connectee who completes the Program makes a minimum of 13 new connections.
Click here to read the Connector Program information sheet.
Click here for the Connector Program Criteria.
IEC-BC News Article: Power of Connections - The Connector's Perspective
Connector Program Video
Campbell River Chamber of Commerce
City of Surrey
City of Vancouver
Immigrant Welcome Centre of Campbell River
Iranian Engineers of British Columbia Association
Training Group at Douglas College