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Immigrant Employment Council of BC presents 2012 LEADERS SUMMIT ON IMMIGRANT EMPLOYMENT SEPTEMBER 18, 2012.

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1 Immigrant Employment Council of BC presents 2012 LEADERS SUMMIT ON IMMIGRANT EMPLOYMENT SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

2 A practical approach Assessing and Recruiting Immigrant Talent

3 1 “ British Columbia is entering an era of unparalleled talent scarcity and increasing global competition for talent. Throughout the research BC employers indicated they understand the business case for employing immigrants, but for a number of reasons that became clear in the study, are having difficulty leveraging and maximizing this opportunity.”* *Source: Immigrant Employment Council of BC, April 2012, BC Employer Consultation Report: Recruiting and Retaining Immigrant Talent

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5 Defining Job Requirements  Focus on core job tasks (essential vs. non-essential)  Performance/skill assessments vs. education/credentials  Review organization’s job description process: - what to write  Where to post?

6 Tool Kit Look at your organization’s website – is it immigrant talent friendly?

7 Job Screening

8 What to expect; reading between the lines of a resume Getting beyond the “Canadian experience” barrier  Cultural differences; ways of communicating  How to keep your focus on skills, knowledge & experience  Assessing International experience & credentials

9 Tool Kit Introduction of the New Canadian Assessment Resource

10 Thank You


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