There are exceptional programs and services to help newcomers settle and connect with local employers and businesses in the Burnaby area. Yet, these resources aren’t always easy to find. The Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table works as a hub for collecting and sharing some of the most useful resources and up to date program information for immigrants and refugees, agencies and support workers.
Search the BIPT Inventory of Resources for Immigrants to find a wide range of useful programs and services. It lists everything from ESL classes to subsidized housing directories in Burnaby.
Explore the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia’s website, tapintotalent, to discover the services, tools and resources they offer BC’s employers. IEC-BC has been working to build awareness about the strategic economic and social benefits of integrating immigrants into BC’s labour market. A convenor, coordinator and a catalyst for change, IEC-BC helps local businesses connect to the skilled immigrants that are vital to our future and to our economy. As an expert on the business case for the labour market integration of immigrant talent, IEC-BC offers unique resources and cutting-edge solutions to help employers tap into the talent, education and connections of new Canadians.
Over the next few decades, immigrants will be the primary source of population growth in B.C., and in the rest of Canada. Currently, the local birth rate contributes to only 30% of new residents in B.C. Inter-provincial migration and immigration contribute to 70%.