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Starting strong in Canada’s Tech Industry: Insights from a tech co-founder

Canada’s tech sector is growing. The Information & Communications Technology Council’s (ICTC) Labour Market Outlook projects around 216,000 digital talent demand by 2021, highlighting that skilled immigrants are key in filling this labour gap.  However, the job market is competitive, and newcomers need to be well prepared to find meaningful employment in Canada.   Earlier […]

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FAST helps immigrants build successful careers

FAST is Canada’s only occupation-specific career preparation program designed to give incoming immigrants a better understanding of the workplace and get them connected to industry professionals – even before they land. Last month, we welcomed some of our FAST alumni who have recently arrived in BC. They shared their journey with FAST and how it […]

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Getting a career head start in Canada

Job opportunities in Nanaimo, British Columbia, are mostly from the local government.  The service, retail and tourism industries are also big contributors to the local economy. (Photo Credit: “2011” by Jo-in-BC is licensed under CC BY 2.0) Paul Foers is an engineer from the UK who moved to Canada in September 2017.  Before he arrived, he participated […]

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FAST Helps Immigrants Make Meaningful Connections

Barely a year since its expansion, the Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent (FAST) Program is seeing positive results. This IEC-BC initiative helps skilled immigrants prepare for their Canadian career – even before they arrive here.   Initially designed to support newcomers in skilled trades, the program expanded in June 2017 to respond to the talent […]

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Put your biotech skills to work in Canada’s bio-economy

Immigrating to Canada with work experience in biotech? You may have the needed skills to work and succeed in Canada’s bio-economy.

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6 Steps to a Successful Career in Tech

Looking to work in BC’s booming tech sector? We had a chat with Talent Specialists Jocelyn Meyer and Anthony Azar from Traction on Demand, North America’s largest independent Salesforce consulting and application development firm. They shared six things newcomers need to succeed in BC’s growing IT industry: 1. Culture Fit Employers often look for candidates […]

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Homegrown Program Puts Global Skills to Work in BC

British Columbia has a new tool to help fill some of the 934,000 job openings expected through 2025. The Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia (IEC-BC) announces the expansion of FASTBC.ORG to help skilled immigrants become better prepared for work in Canada, and connect employers with internationally trained workers. Initially designed to facilitate access to […]

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