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Check out this new tool for hiring staff

If you haven’t checked out IMPACT tools for employers and hiring staff yet, you should.

Two types of tools have been created. This blog posting is about the Sector Guides. These are PDF documents that anyone can access, download and print without draining an ink cartridge. They are straightforward information pages about the background industries from which newcomers have come. There are three so far: Engineering, Life & Environmental Science and Information & Communications Technology; they cover the sectors in China, the Philippines and Iran.

There are many appealing features to these guides, as you’ll see when you have a look. However, one of the best parts is the starting assumption: the guides rest in the knowledge that employers are prepared to include and integrate newcomers into their workplaces.

That knowledge is something ISSofBC staff see every day in working with our Employer Partners who have welcomed and mentored our clients with warmth and enthusiasm.

So, to recognize what Metro Vancouver employers have accomplished and to support you as you continue to value and encourage newcomer talent, here’s a tool to help you keep doing what you’re doing.

Please click below for a short video on the Sector Guides:

These guides can be found on our website at:

Watch for another video on the Employers’ Selection Toolkit coming soon.

Several of our key Employer Partners from the same sectors will be speaking at the upcoming alternative careers conference: Recharge Your Career: Alternative Careers in Technology Oct. 11 at the Vancouver Public Library.

If you’re a newcomer looking to use your skills in BC’s Technology sector, this conference is for you. Please register to join our conference here:

See you at the conference!

Gwen PawlikowskiAbout the Author:
Gwen Pawlikowski is a freelance writer and entrepreneur who has also worked as an ISSofBC employment counsellor with newcomers. She lives in New Westminster and loves the diversity of the Lower Mainland. Please click here for information on ISSofBC’s career services.

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