BCCPA partners with ISSofBC to recruit Canadian newcomers to careers in seniors care

BC Care Providers Association is launching a new partnership with the Immigrant Services Society of BC in order to address worker shortages in the seniors’ health and wellness sector. ISSofBC—a local non-profit with funding from the federal government—will be working closely with BCCPA care provider members to attract skilled newcomers to careers in B.C.’s seniors care sector

“With our aging population, seniors care is a booming industry with a diversity of job opportunities, everything from care aides and nurses, to dietary aides and cooks, as well as schedulers, home helpers and companions,” says Senior HHR Analyst Lara Croll.  “We are pleased to be working with the ISSofBC to match newcomers with full-time positions in this growing sector.”

In order to launch this new partnership, BCCPA and ISSofBC will be co-hosting two career fairs on October 29th and November 13th, 2019 at the Vancouver Welcome Centre on 2610 Victoria Drive, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

ISSofBC will work closely with each employer to find suitable newcomers to fill job vacancies, including pre-screening clients for language proficiency and jobs skills. These job fairs are open to not only ISSofBC clients but also to the general public.

“We are thrilled to be making new connections with local care providers in order to identify job opportunities for Canadian newcomers,” says Employer Relations Specialists Vanessa Lee. “The newcomer women that we work with are resourceful, with diverse skills and life experiences that they can bring to their careers while working with seniors and their families.”

BCCPA and EngageBC members may contact Lara Croll at lara@bccare.ca to secure a booth at the career fair. Space is limited, so register soon to avoid disappointment.