It’s simpler than you think!
It is clear that with the New Brunswick workforce shrinking and the demand for labour growing, immigrants will play an increasingly important role in growing New Brunswick’s population and labour market.
A wide range of resources are available to New Brunswick employers looking to tap into the skilled immigrant talent pool and grow their business.
Our experienced officers can assist you in finding the right solution for your needs, including putting you in contact with:
International students who graduated from a Canadian college or university;
Newcomers (i.e. immigrants who have already arrived) to New Brunswick with the skills you are looking for; and,
The appropriate authorities in countries where you may find the skilled labour you need (this could include developing an immigrant recruitment strategy).
Benefits of Hiring Skilled Immigrant Workers
There are many benefits of hiring immigrants. In addition to bringing high levels of education and expertise in their chosen professions, immigrants can apply their knowledge of international markets to help companies do business in other parts of the world.
If you have been experiencing a chronic shortage of skilled labour and have already tried to hire—but are unable to find a qualified candidate in New Brunswick, please contact us (hl).
The Government of New Brunswick has access to direct economic immigration programs key programs (hl) for bringing in new skilled labour to the province.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
To further assist New Brunswick employers, the Province has partnered with the other Atlantic Provinces and the Government of Canada to launch the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.
- This three-year, employer-driven, immigration program is designed to attract and retain global talent while supporting population growth and addressing labour shortages in New Brunswick.
- The pilot will allow additional immigrants and their families to come to New Brunswick which is key to our long-term growth and sustainability.
- Provincial government staff will assist local employers identify, hire and support foreign workers. In turn, successful candidates will be selected for permanent residency by the Federal government.
Employers interested in participating in the Pilot should contact us at ___________________.
Resources for Employers:
Employer’s Guide to Integrating Newcomers in the Workplace : Created by Hire Immigrants Ottawa, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and other partners, it includes a rationale for hiring newcomers, tips for language assessment and foreign credential assessment, as well as tips on how to prepare your workplace for newcomers.
Business Critical: Maximizing the Talents of Visible Minorities – An Employer’s Guide : Created by the Conference Board of Canada, it offers tools, strategies, and insights to help employers foster inclusive and diverse workplaces that recognize and value the talents of visible minority employees.
Employers’ Guide to Hiring Newcomers : Created by the Province of Manitoba, it provides tools to: (1) assess an organization’s readiness to hire newcomers; (2) attract and recruit newcomers; and, (3) integrate and retain newcomers.
Diversity at Work : Created by HR Council, it provides information needed to create inclusive and supportive work environments for diverse employees.
Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for BC Employers : Created by the Immigrant Employment Council of BC, it is designed to help employers effectively recruit, hire, onboard, and retain a diverse workforce.