Fort St. John, B.C. — Employer consultations have started across the province, driven by an Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) initiative to obtain the views and advice of B.C. employers on their needs and requirements in attracting, hiring and retaining skilled immigrant talent.
The first of 14 regional and sector-specific focus groups was held today in Fort St. John, inviting businesses in the district to discuss what’s working for them and where improvements can be made.
Today’s focus group was hosted by the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce, and facilitated by Human Capital Strategies (HCS).
Similar focus groups will be held until February in regions across B.C. — including Metro Vancouver, Fort Nelson, Prince George, Kelowna, Comox Valley and Cranbrook — where internationally trained immigrants have migrated to and are seeking employment.