News November, 2021

Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs As British Columbia Economy Rebounds Post-COVID-19

By Colin Singer – November 23, 2021 Canada immigration news: The lifting of many of the COVID-19 public health restrictions pushed up the number of people working full-time in retail jobs in British Columbia in September, Statistics Canada date shows. The West Coast province now has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada, behind … Continued

B.C.’s ACE connects immigrants with trade careers

When Supneet Chawla, a trained engineer, moved to Canada from a small town in India she had almost no help finding her footing. “The struggle started the day I landed,” said Chawla, who noted language barriers were especially hard to overcome. Despite being top of her class in India, she had to once again become … Continued

Innovation challenge hopes to reduce barriers for people with disabilities

‘We’re missing out on a huge pool of willing labour when we have a labour shortage’ By Jim Wilson Nov 10, 2021 Several companies are coming up with solutions to address barriers to employment for people with disabilities. Recently, Toronto-based Lime Connect won a $50,000 grant for its support of university students and professionals (including veterans) … Continued

Employers not doing enough for workers with disabilities

2 in 5 Canadians say employers doing bad or terrible job in recruiting from this group By Jim Wilson Nov 05, 2021 When it comes to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) policies in the workplace, four in five (78 per cent) Canadians say disability should be included, according to a report from Angus Reid. And 40 … Continued

British Columbia invites 340 in latest PNP draws

By having weekly draws, B.C. has issued more than 10,000 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination since the start of the year. Alexandra Miekus Shelby Thevenot Published on November 10th, 2021 at 09:43am EST British Columbia invited 340 immigration candidates through two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on November 9. From these two draws, the British … Continued

Visible minority representation dropping in B.C. tech sector: study

Percentage of visible minorities in tech jobs falls in 2021 compared with 2020, says report By Tyler Orton | November 10, 2021, 10:04am The hunt for talent within B.C.’s tech sector has been on a tear this past year. But representation within the sector hasn’t been moving at quite the same clip with a new study revealing diversity … Continued

Vancouver Island Woman, Dana Collins, Named to 2021 list of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women

NEWS PROVIDED BY The Juniper Collective  Nov 02, 2021, 10:00 ET VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC, Nov. 2, 2021 /CNW/ – The 2021 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners list was released by Women’s Executive Network, recognizing outstanding women across Canada who advocate for workforce diversity and inspire tomorrow’s leaders. Dana Collins of the Comox Valley has been named to this prestigious list. The … Continued