Immigration Programs to Recruit & Retain Foreign Workers
When: September 10, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Location: NorthLight Innovation, 2180 2nd Ave, Whitehorse
Complimentary breakfast provided
RSVP to Andrei Samson at [email protected]
Description of Employer Information Session:
Can’t find enough qualified workers locally?
Employers are having to cast their nets wider to meet their workforce needs. Foreign workers and newcomers represent a talent pool you can successfully tap into.
Find out how: join us for an information session to learn about immigration pathways for foreign workers and supports for employers.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offers a full range of temporary and permanent programs designed to meet labour market needs and help grow Canada’s economy.
The Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) provides a permanent immigration pathway for skilled talent from across the globe to come to the Yukon to live, work, and raise a family. The program is a critical tool to meet the territory’s labour market needs and economic priorities.
Representatives from IRCC and the Yukon Nominee Program will explain how the immigration system can support your hiring needs:
•Tips for recruiting skilled foreign workers and newcomers
•Work permit application process
•Permanent resident programs for talent retention
You will have the opportunity to ask questions about Canada's immigration system and give feedback on how federal and territorial immigration programs can support workforce development in your community.
Bio of the IRCC Presenter:
Heather is an Outreach Officer with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for British Columbia and the Yukon. Her role is to demystify work permit and permanent residence programs, and explain how Canadian employers can use the immigration system to attract and retain talent, fill skills gaps in the workforce, and help drive economic growth. Outreach officers across Canada provide up-to-date information about economic immigration initiatives, including the Global Skills Strategy, International Mobility, and Express Entry. A Foreign Service Officer with IRCC since 2000, Heather has served in Canada’s international migration offices in Lebanon, Singapore, India, the USA, and Kenya as well as at IRCC headquarters in Ottawa. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Calgary.