At  ISSofBC we believe in: 

  • Working with purpose
  • We aspire to improve
  • We cultivate belonging
  • We are genuine

About Global Talent Loans

The Global Talent Loans Program supports skilled immigrants and refugees to fast-track their re-credentialing and employment journey in British Columbia. We do so by providing low-interest loans to cover for recredentialing coursework and exams, free customized one-on-one career coaching, group and self-paced online learning on career development and standards in BC, local connections to mentors and skilled professionals, and on-site employer tours and networking events.

In Global Talent Loans, we believe that with career support from our Case Managers, Resources Advisor, and Employer Relations Specialists, all our clients can pursue their chosen profession here in BC. Our services are tailored to your individuals’ education, training, and professional experiences.

As a Resource Advisor, you will report to the Manager of Global Talent Loans Program, and you will support skilled immigrants entering regulated professions to research and prepare for their re-certification requirements. This role will primarily support the unique needs of Career Paths clients pursuing regulated occupations such as those working in biological sciences, engineering, and/or technologist professions.

How You’ll Make a Difference

  • Acts as central liaison for regulatory bodies in BC and is responsible for maintaining positive and collaborative working relationships with regulators to disseminate timely information on exams and/or new requirements for recredentialing
  • Collects and disseminates timely updates to clients on regulatory exam delays
  • Writes and produces occupation-specific resources, such as fact sheets and bulletins, for alternative routes for recredentialing or recertification
  • Manages an active calendar of available skills upgrading and recertification course options and works closely with the Career Strategist team to address course options in Action Planning with clients
  • Liaises and communicates with enrollment officers at training institutions to relay course openings, to ensure understanding of regulatory issues as well as delays, to our clients
  • Work directly with local skilled immigrants seeking recredentialing, often pursuing complex regulatory routes, providing them with coaching and support to research and pursue their recredentialing requirements
  • Work collaboratively in a team dedicated to providing high-quality employment supports and guidance on process issues to newcomers to British Columbia
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

What You Bring

Minimum three (3) years experience in social services, employment counseling, customer service OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer. Understanding and/or experience of the realities and challenges newcomers face in Canada. Familiarity with the programs/services and resources available to newcomers in British Columbia is an asset.

What Makes You a Change Maker

  • Strong communicator: you clearly express your thoughts in conversation as well as write and present in a persuasive and influencing manner
  • A natural connector with an exceptional ability to interact authentically with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, and/or socio-economic backgrounds and experiences
  • Ability to think critically, analyze situations and issues
  • Excellent research skills, including the ability to find and share information quickly
  • (Preferred) experience or understanding of biological sciences and/or engineer professions and their recertification routes in Canada
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Windows applications, software, and databases
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a clear BC Criminal Record Check

 

ISSofBC Value Proposition

  • Role Salary Range: $24.75 – $32.35 per hour
  • Expected Starting Range: $24.75 – $26.27. Dependent on education, training, experience, and internal equity. Wage grids are reviewed annually
  • Three (3) weeks’ vacation per calendar year
  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • Employer matched RRSP with contributions up to 5%
  • Hybrid work opportunity

 

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required.

 

ISSofBC’s mission and values emphasize inclusivity and recognition of individuals’ unique talents. In recruiting and developing our staff, we see strength in diversity of backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities. We welcome and encourage applicants who bring new perspectives and experiences to our team. 

 

If you are passionate about making a difference, apply now!

 

Start Date: December 1, 2022

Location: Varies

Position: Regular full-time position at 35 hours per week

Closing Date: open until filled

Email applications must include: “2022-GTL-06” on the subject and can be sent to:  jobs@issbc.org.

 

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. We will be interviewing qualified applicants on a rolling basis as we receive applications

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