Successful Stories or Promising Practices
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
How Our Members Contribute to National Projects
The President of ITACC was invited by the Information and Communications Technology Council to contribute to the development of Canada Readiness Tool for internationally-trained IT professionals. The tool is for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) and is available in both French and English. It provides IEPs with a better understanding of Canadian ICT workplace culture, communication and competencies, thereby improving and facilitating their integration into the ICT workforce in Canada.
Successful Stories from ITPs in Health Sector - U-tube Vidios
The Skills Connect for Immigrants program—Health Sector, aims to assist as many clients as possible establish careers in their field within the Canadian Healthcare system. Our program will guide clients through an unfamiliar labour market, and navigate credentialing and professional college and association barriers. In addition, we can help to overcome language barriers and provide assistance to obtain the necessary skills critical in the Canadian workplace. There are 12 professional categories supported by Skills Connect-Health:
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Medical Laboratory Technologist
- Medical Radiation Technologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Registered Nurse
- Registered Psychiatric Nurse
- Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologist
February 3, 2010: Health 3rd AGM on how they overcame obstacles to achieve their dreams