|BC's employers making a difference|
Burnaby Board of Trades is a true leader in business sector in addressing immigrant employment issues.
Burnaby's first employers' forum on diversity gathered 50 local businesses and over 150 internationally trained professionals. The forum was organized by the Burnaby Board of Trades in partnership with the Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table. Through open dialogue and roundtable discussion immigrants were able to connect with local businesses and employers learnt about the advantages of developing and maintaining diverse workforce.
This event was a part of an 18-months project called Breaking Down The Barriers funded by the Provincial government. The project involves 6 employer tours and two major business forums. Watch videos about immigrant and employer experiences during this project:
Breaking Down the Barriers Tour #1
- Health Sector focus: Touring local businesses (building engagement)
Breaking Down the Barriers Tour #2
- Engineering Focus: Touring local businesses (understanding the issues)
Employers Forum on Diversity
- 50 employers engaging in round-table dialogue with 150 internationally trained professionals